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The GSA has said it is moving to the third phase of its Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) consolidation, a multiple contract consolidation for current MAS holders, now that 99 percent of contractors have agreed to the mass modification.

The MAS consists of long-term, governmentwide contracts with commercial firms offering supplies and services from which federal agencies can order directly or through the GSA Advantage portal. Approximately $33 billion is spent through MAS each year, GSA said.

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“MAS consolidation is already improving the experience for our agency customers and our vendors — making it easier and faster for companies to modify contracts and add special item numbers, and for contracting officers to place orders for the goods and services they need,” an announcement said.

During phase three, GSA’s participating contractors will consolidate their multiple contracts down to one per unique entity identifier. That will benefit agencies, it said, by making a contractor’s full suite of offerings available in one place.

GSA previously had consolidated two dozen schedules into a single solicitation for products, services, and solutions, followed updating existing contracts to streamline terms and conditions for the new solicitation.

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