Latest Update on MAS 75 Reopening Strategy

Agency: General Services Administration
State: New York
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • 75 - Office Supplies and Devices
Opps ID: NBD00159429549487218
Posted Date: Sep 30, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 2FYB-BU-050001-B_RFI
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
2FYB-BU-050001-B_RFI
Notice Type :
Special Notice
Synopsis :
Added: Dec 14, 2016 9:56 am

**THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY**




On December 14, 2016, the General Services Administration, Region 02 Northeast and Caribbean Region, Federal Acquisition Services released a Request for Information (RFI) for the re-opening of Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 75 -- Office Products and Supplies to new offers. With the reopening of MAS 75, new offers will only be accepted for a new enhanced Special Item Number (SIN). The purpose of the RFI is to gather feedback from industry and other relevant stakeholders on the proposed plans for re-opening MAS 75. The information received will be utilized to make appropriate acquisition decisions.


Please note: The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this request, as such, neither unsolicited proposals nor offers of any kind will be considered in response to this RFI and there will be no contract award resulting from responses to this notice.


The RFI and supporting documents are posted on the GSA Schedule 75 Community Group on GSA Interact website https://interact.gsa.gov/group/gsa-schedule-75-community-group . GSA requests feedback and questions with regard to this RFI. Responses and questions must be provided no later than 5:00pm (EST) on January 17, 2017 and must be submitted to gsaschedule75@gsa.gov .


Please subscribe to the GSA Schedule 75 Community Group on GSA interact to receive feedback and updates on the re-opening of MAS 75.


Added: Sep 29, 2017 11:32 am

We have some big news to share with you regarding Multiple Award Schedule 75 (MAS 75) - we now anticipate that MAS 75 will be open to new offerors in the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2018.



Your feedback was taken into consideration in forming the final strategy for reopening MAS 75 and we believe GSA has come up with a final plan that benefits our stakeholders, customers and industry partners. Its gone through several iterations during the past fiscal year, but our current strategy will increase opportunities for small business and increase value for customers with more favorable terms and conditions.



Two new enhanced Special Item Number (SINs), known as Office Supplies Fourth Generation (OS4) for Office Products & Services will be added to the Schedule. Serving as the next generation of the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies (FSSI OS) solution, OS4 will incorporate all of the Best In Class (BIC) features of OS3, while also integrating the robust structure of MAS 75. GSAs lessons learned in FSSI OS3 have gone into the creation of OS4.



Combining the attributes of MAS 75 and the FSSI OS3 solutions into a single acquisition solution will allow us to reduce contract duplication and improve efficiencies, resulting in increased market share, reduced program leakage and improved customer satisfaction.



The reopening of MAS 75 and the addition of the new enhanced SINs, aka OS4, will meet the goals of GSAs Federal Acquisition Service by:


? Refreshing and expanding a competitive pool of qualified vendors


? Increasing opportunity for Small Business participation


? Improving customer value on MAS 75 by offering more favorable terms/conditions


and savings


? Increasing OCONUS (overseas) utilization



MAS 75 SINs being reopened:


? SIN 75-200 for Office Products with updated Requirements


? SIN 75-85 for Restroom Products with a new Letter of Supply


? SIN 75-210 for Office Services with no changes



MAS 75 newly established Enhanced SINs mirroring the attributes of the FSSI OS3 solution:


? SIN 75-220 ? Enhanced SIN for Office Products & Services/OS4


? SIN 75-280 ? Enhanced SIN For Overseas Office Products & Services /OS4



For more detailed strategy information, please see the Leading Statement PDF attachment.


The new Letter of Supply is also attached.


Please also see attached RFI responses. We have taken all questions and comments into consideration. We have posted all comments and questions exactly as they were received by GSA, removing personal information, company names, and all identifying information.


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Letter of Supply
Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Letter of Supply
Posted Date:
September 29, 2017
MAS 75 RFI Response Acquisition Strategy
Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
MAS 75 RFI Response Acquisition Strategy
Posted Date:
September 29, 2017
RFI - Questions and Responses
Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
RFI - Questions and Responses
Posted Date:
September 29, 2017
Updated Documents MAS 75 Reopening
Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Updated Documents MAS 75 Reopening
Posted Date:
September 29, 2017
RFI_response_for_MAS_75_leading_acquisition_strategy... (136.79 Kb)
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Description: MAS 75 RFI Response: Acquisition Strategy
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Description: MAS 75 Re-Opening RFI- Questions and Responses
Description: Updated Letter of Supply_MAS 75
Contracting Office Address :
One World Trade Center
55th Floor, Room 55W09

New York, New York 10007-2140
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Wdonna B. Woods,
Contracting Officer
Secondary Point of Contact :
Maria Viscione,
Supervisory Contracting Officer

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