Stephanie Shutt, director of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program Management Office, joined host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss the Federal Acquisition Service’s MAS consolidation initiative.
Although the government cannot be sued under the Sherman Act for its actions that restrain trade, that doesn’t mitigate the harm caused, as in the case of the Price Reduction Clause.
For decades the General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule system has provided a popular way for agencies to acquire commercial goods and services.
The General Services Administration’s multiple-award schedule contracts generate about $45 billion in annual sales. The challenge will be to build portals, not flea markets.
GSA’s call for industry input on extending its Acquisition Regulation clauses 552.216-75 is an opportunity to continue increasing efficiency of the MAS program.
Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, explained some of the key takeaways and what contractors need to be watching for in the coming months.
This week the General Services Administration’s MAS Program Management Office provided an update about GSA’s plans to merge the program’s 24 schedules into a single one.
The Coalition for Government Procurement said the Section 809 Panel’s approach to the concept of “readily available” products and services to reform the federal acquisition process raises concerns for accountability and transparency.
The Coalition for Government Procurement highlights provisions in the Multiple Award Schedules program for federal customers that provide a readily available, streamlined process mirroring the commercial market through its thousands of contracts that provide tens-of-millions of items.
The Federal Acquisition Service is developing a new special item number (SIN) for order level materials on service contracts.