GSA announced the first solicitation refresh of the new year coming on January 18, 2023. With this refresh to Solicitation 47QSMD20R0001, a Mass Mod will be released and must be accepted for contract compliance.

What is changing in this GSA Refresh 15?

First, the solicitation was updated to include the text noted in red below:

Note: Refurbished, reconditioned, remarketed, repaired items are not within scope of the MAS Solicitation. Any items that meet the act of facilitating the transfer of a previously owned device from one party to another by sale, donation, gift, or lease are not within scope of the MAS Solicitation

Additionally, GSA is ending the “Waiver of Experience and Annual Financial Statement Requirements” implemented during COVID-19, as GSA has created a new Springboard.

Several NAICS codes were updated last October and inflationary size adjustments for size standards effected in December, this solicitation will incorporate those changes. It is possible the NAICS will affect your schedule and require a modification to update your primary NAICS on schedule.

Finally, the price proposal templates for offers and modifications for services have been expanded to include “description type” column and additional options for education/certification. All offers and modifications being developed should consider updating to the version being released with the latest solicitation.

Coley has anticipated that the change in NAICS size standards will have a positive impact on many contractors, including our clients. Given that the size standards will now reflect changes brought about by the current inflation.  We will be supporting our clients throughout this process to make sure they get the full benefit of updating their NAICS.  We continue to maintain hundreds of contracts and count with experienced advisors who provide effective communication following our four-hour response time.

See below for specific changes to SIN and large categories brought about in the new refresh.

Changes To Large Categories

Office Management:

  • Document Services: Revisions to SINs 541611LIT – Litigation Support Solutions are expanded to include stand-alone products
  • 561990 – Document Destruction Services have removed restrictive requirements in SOW
  • Office Supplies: Revisions to OS4 SINs 339940OS4 – Office Products and Supplies & 339940OVER – Overseas Office Products and Supplies category specific attachment update.

Facilities:

  • Facilities Maintenance and Repair: Revisions to SIN 561210FAC – Facilities Maintenance and Management requires two past performance examples and three if offering Fire Alarm System Preventative Maintenance and Repair Services and Water Suppression Services
  • Facilities Solutions (B03): Revisions to SIN 811310MR – Machine and Equipment Sales, Maintenance and Repair to change scope and name to include “Machine and Equipment Sales, Maintenance and Repair.”

Information Technology:

  • IT Hardware (F02): Revisions to SIN 811212 – Maintenance of Equipment, Repair Services and/or Repair Spare Parts to include requirements that all Hardware maintenance and/or service repair shall be authorized by the OEM & All parts furnished in connection with the repair and/or maintenance of equipment shall be parts authorized by the OEM
  • IT Services Subcategory (F03): Revisions to SIN 54151HACS – Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services (HACS) to include “zero trust architecture.” SIN specific Frequently Asked Questions and what to expect in a SIN 54151HACS oral evaluation documents will be released (MAS Scope and Templates | GSA)
  • IT Solutions Subcategory (F05): Revisions to SINs 518210FM – Financial Management Quality Service Management Office (FM QSMO) Core Financial Management Solutions and IT Professional Services removing FedRamp requirement. This SIN will be open for new offers with the release of Refresh 15.

Professional Services:

  • Environmental Services Subcategory (H02): Revision to exception size SIN 562910RMI – Environmental Remediation Services.
  • Technical and Engineering Services (Non IT) Subcategory: Revisions to exception size for SINs 541330EMI – Engineering Services Related to Military, Aerospace Equipment, Military Weapons, National Energy Policy Act of 1992, Marine Engineering or Naval Architecture, 541715AIR – Engineering Research and Development for Aircraft, Aircraft Engines and Engine Parts, & 541715APM – Engineering Research and Development for: Other Aircraft Parts and Auxiliary Equipment, Guided Missiles and Space Vehicles, Their Propulsion Units and Propulsion Parts
  • Marketing and Public Relations (H08): Revision to SIN 541810ODC – Other Direct Costs for Marketing and Public Relations Services

Security (J):

Protective Equipment Subcategory (J02): Revision to add note for SINs 334519 – Bomb and Hazardous Material Disposal; Metal and Bomb Detection, 336992 – Non-Tactical Armored Vehicles and Vehicle Armstrong Services, 332999 – Law Enforcement Personal Equipment, & 332216 – Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Rescue Tools, Equipment and Accessories stating which items are excluded from the Cooperative Purchasing Program.

Once the GSA Refresh 15 is released, contractors will have 90 days to accept the modifications.  Should you need assistance, we are available to help make the process easy. Coley has over 20 years’ experience helping thousands of companies navigate solicitation refreshes. Contact us today at hello@coleygsa.com by phone: 210-402-6766 or schedule some time that is convenient for you.

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