UPDATE: GSA has released mass modification A857 to allow 8(a) vendors on the GSA schedule to participate in the 8(a) Source Pool. The mass mod can be completed https://mcm.fas.gsa.gov/. To understand more on the GSA MAS 8(a) source pool read below and contact Coley GCS at hello@coleygsa.com.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) have signed an agreement called the 8(a) Program Partnership Agreement (PA) to increase contracting opportunities for 8(a) firms. The agreement simplifies the process for GSA customers to access solutions from 8(a) contractors through the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program and allows for increased ordering flexibility, including sole source awards to 8(a) firms.

GSA is working with the SBA to establish a MAS 8(a) pool, which will include current and new MAS 8(a) contractors. These contractors will be eligible for competitive and sole source awards, with sole source eligibility contingent on remaining active in the 8(a) Program and meeting small business size standards.

8(a) contractors on GSA Schedule should expect to receive a request from the SBA to determine eligibility for the pool. If you receive a requestion from GSA, be sure to respond to be included in this potentially lucrative set-aside pool.

You can read more about this announcement on the GSA Interact site. If you have questions or would like help with your GSA Schedule, reach out to us by email at hello@coleygsa.com, phone at 210-402-6766 or book a time to talk at a time convenient for you. Coley GCS has over 20 years’ experience helping companies acquire and maintain their GSA Schedule.

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