After countless surveys, several Industry Days, two RFIs, and a number of webinars, GSA delivered on its plan to close the 24 legacy GSA Schedules and release one consolidated GSA Schedule Contract. While the behind-the-scenes research began in 2017, it was not until November of 2018 that GSA publicly announced its ambitious plan to consolidate the 24 GSA Schedules into one Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract. On Monday evening, less than a year after the first public announcement, GSA posted the new MAS solicitation on FBO.
If this is the first you’re hearing of the GSA MAS Consolidation, you can catch up on the what, why, when, and how here. Otherwise, you can review our summary of the new MAS Contract below.
Consolidated GSA MAS Fast Facts:
- What is the GSA MAS Solicitation Number?
The consolidated GSA Multiple Award Schedule solicitation number is 47QSMD20R0001.
- Where Can You Find the New GSA MAS Solicitation?
You can find the new GSA MAS solicitation on beta.SAM.gov here.
- How is the New GSA MAS Contract Structured?
The consolidated GSA MAS Contract consists of 12 Large Categories, 83 Subcategories, and 316 Special Item Numbers (SINs). You can view a list of the large categories, subcategories, and SINs here.
- What Else Do You Need to Know About the Consolidated GSA MAS Know?
The solicitation details the high-level requirements, but there is also an attachment for each Large Category that details additional requirements at the SIN and/or subcategory level.
- My Company Currently Holds a GSA Schedule Contract How Does This Affect Me?
It will be business as usual for current GSA Schedule Contract holders until GSA issues a mass modification in early 2020 to transition your GSA Schedule Contract(s) to the new MAS Contract. Read more here and find out what your new SINs will be by searching for your current SINs here.
What Has Changed in the Consolidated MAS Contract?
While the legacy contracts were typically referred to as GSA Schedules, the new contract is officially the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract or MAS for short. The structure and SIN numbers are significantly different in the new, consolidated GSA MAS Contract. Depending upon your circumstances, the new MAS solicitation provides two alternatives to the Dun & Bradstreet Open Ratings Past Performance Evaluation Report. In many cases, the required project experience has been reduced compared to the legacy GSA Schedule solicitations. However, in the grand scheme of things, many of the requirements to obtain the contract remain the same or very similar.
Need Help Obtaining the New, Consolidated MAS Contract?
FEDSched has been helping companies obtain and manage their GSA Schedule Contracts through more than 30 years of changes at GSA. We’ve been following the MAS Consolidation since the beginning, and our contracts team is up to speed on the new solicitation. Contact us to discuss how we can help your company obtain the new MAS Contract.