News: GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule Program

GSA news September 2020

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program in the News

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program facilitates tens of billions of federal sales every year. Federal Buyers like the convenience and safety (lack or risk), and Contractors enjoy access to buyers that no other contracting vehicle can offer. The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program has been in the news lately for several reasons, read below to learn more and check in often to keep up-to-date on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program.

[divider][/divider]Growing the Multiple Award Schedules Program to Benefit all Stakeholders.

In FY2015, a major growth was experienced in the $33 billion dollar MAS program. Competitive Pricing Initiative (CPI), driven by a Horizontal Pricing Analysis Tool which closely observes the present costs of similar items which suppliers offer via the MAS program. This initiative is the reason for about 1.4 million reductions in cost on MAS — with the GSA advantage shoppers gaining direct savings.

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[divider][/divider]The Untapped Potential of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program

It was publicly stated that the purchases of MAS leveled off from last year reduces and were slightly increasing (about 1%) as we get into a fresh fiscal year. MAS contractors, customer agencies and government-wide contractors all see this as great news. This program is the biggest commercial commodity contracting program across government. It is intentionally placed in a manner to effectively and efficiently offer commercial solutions to meet the customer agency mission. This program is potentially very vast!

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[divider][/divider]GSA Mulls New Cloud Acquisition Vehicle

The old blanket purchase agreement of the GSA is getting stale and the federal clients are evolving so much so that the Schedule 70 of the GSA and other contracting services that has to do with cloud services are being left behind. This implies that a next generation cloud-specific contract is the next line of thought for the agency. Offering the customers of GSA a more specific technique to obtain cloud service remains the main aim. The dedication of a Special Item Number for cloud services on the Schedule 70 contract shows this.

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