“The General Services Administration officially kicked off the consolidation of the Multiple Award Schedule in October but the first big step for federal vendors with contracts on schedule will be coming first thing next year.”
“As part of the consolidation, GSA will be merging its 24 separate schedules—the catalogs of pre-vetted contractors currently separated by types of offerings, like technology or office supplies—into one contract vehicle.”
“In a notice posted to GSA’s Interact page, the agency announced an upcoming Mass Modification, or Mass Mod, would be going out to current contract holders in January, beginning the process of officially modifying the terms of their contracts. Contractors that do not follow the process and respond to the modification by July 31 will no longer hold a contract on GSA’s schedule.”
“As contractors receive their modification documents, they should go through each clause line by line to assess how it will change from the current agreements. Vendors will have the opportunity to either accept each clause or request an exception. A list of allowable exceptions has been posted to the eLibrary so contractors can get familiar with them now and hit the ground running in January…” Read the full article here.
Source: For Contractors, Work on GSA’s Schedule Consolidation Begins in January – By Aaron Boyd, November 27, 2019. Nextgov.