Earlier this month FEDSched debuted its freshly redesigned website full of responsive new pages and ample resources. The intuitive design helps guide visitors, who include both prospective and existing GSA contractors, through all facets of the often complex GSA Schedule. With 35 years of experience providing GSA Schedule support, our new website shares the expertise our team has built over the years and presents that knowledge virtually.
This post is the first of a series that will highlight features and information on our website, with each post focusing on a different topic. Our first topic will be the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Consolidation, which officially kicked off in October 2019 as an initiative to simplify the buying process for government agencies, the selling process for contractors, and the overall contract acquisition and management process for all parties. We’ll review how you can navigate FEDSched’s website to find all there is to learn about the new Consolidated MAS Contract, including:
- GSA MAS Consolidation Overview – Why, When, and How
- The New Consolidated GSA MAS Contract – Large Categories, Subcategories, and SINs
- GSA MAS Consolidation Updates – Keep Up with Ongoing Changes
Before we begin, we’ll highlight some of the new features, beginning with the expanded navigation menu that allows users to easily explore the GSA process via “Get a GSA Schedule”. This selection drops down key avenues related to getting a GSA Schedule, including the new Consolidated Schedule.
GSA MAS Consolidation Overview
A brief overview kicks off each new landing page and scrolling down loads more content as users dive in deeper. A number of new pages have a handy side pane menu too, enabling quick navigation to jump to even more specific subject matter, for example “GSA MAS Consolidation”.
This selection jumps to an explanation of the GSA MAS Consolidation – GSA’s plan to merge the 24 legacy GSA Schedules into one new GSA MAS Contract. From here, as you continue to scroll, you’ll see more on the specific process and an interactive timeline with capabilities to toggle through the three phases of the MAS Consolidation process.
The New Consolidated GSA MAS Contract
If you want to familiarize yourself with the Consolidated GSA Schedule’s structure, FEDSched’s new website offers interactive resources to do that too. Using the side pane to jump to “Consolidated Schedule” opens a whole new set of resources.
The new site allows you to easily view all Large Category industries under the Consolidated Schedule. Whether you’re considering a GSA Schedule or looking to expand your GSA Contract, you can see where your products and services fit by clicking the Large Category and exploring its related Subcategories and Special Item Numbers (SINs).
Once you select a Large category, you’ll see a brief overview.
Under every Large Category, you can scroll down to find a list of Subcategories that expand to display all the SINs available.
GSA MAS Consolidation Updates
Our new Resources section includes an infinite scrolling feature that loads more content as users scroll down the page. If you hold a GSA Schedule Contract, FEDSched’s Resources section can help you stay up to date with the MAS Consolidation. On the right hand navigation of this page, select the “MAS Consolidation” topic to view all related Insights, Reports, and Key Documents.
FEDSched strives to make understanding GSA Schedules simpler. Helping companies make informed decisions regarding the pursuit and management of their GSA Schedule has always been FEDSched’s highest priority and our new website truly exemplifies those intentions.