The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is opening several draft solicitation modification for vendor comments and suggestions.

The primary changes should not significantly affect any contract vendors, in fact, several changed assist with Omega Post Award (streamlined acquisition for successful schedule holders).

All comments must be submitted within ten (10) business days of the November 19th posting or by December 3rd.

Interested vendors can review the draft modifications at the GSA Interact site, https://interact.gsa.gov/

SCHEDULE SOLICITATIONS SEEKING COMMENTS INCLUDE:

 

 

MAJOR CHANGES/ITEMS

Contract Continuity Initiative – A current FSS contractor can now submit an offer for a new contract under the same Schedule as early as the first day of Year 14 under its existing FSS contract

Streamlines Offer Process for Legacy Contractors — FAS has created a streamlined set of instructions for successful FSS contractors that reduce or eliminate entirely many of the items required for submission of an offer.

Commercial Supplier Agreement (CSA) Class Deviation Policy — This class deviation will protect GSA, contractors, and Federal agencies by uniformly addressing common unacceptable terms, immediately reducing risk, reducing administrative costs, and further streamlining the acquisition process for commercial-item supplies and services. The class deviation will also increase uniformity and consistency among all CSAs on GSA contracts.

FAR acquisition-related thresholds

  • The micro-purchase base threshold of $3,000 (FAR 2.101) is increased to $3,500.
  • The simplified acquisition threshold (FAR 2.101) of $150,000 is unchanged.
  • The FedBizOpps pre-award and post-award notices (FAR part 5) remain at $25,000 because of trade agreements.
  • The threshold for use of simplified acquisition procedures for acquisition of commercial items (FAR 13.500) is raised from $6.5 million to $7 million.
  • The cost or pricing data threshold (FAR 15.403-4) and the statutorily equivalent Cost Accounting Standard threshold are raised from $700,000 to $750,000.
  • The prime contractor subcontracting plan (FAR 19.702) floor is raised from $650,000 to $700,000, and the construction threshold of $1,500,000 stays the same.
  • The threshold for reporting first-tier subcontract information including executive compensation will increase from $25,000 to $30,000 (FAR subpart 4.14 and section 52.204-10).

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