GSA has said it will consolidate its 24 multiple award schedules into a single schedule for products and services to “make it easier for small businesses to access the schedules program, reduce duplication for all our vendors, and allow GSA’s workforce to focus on delivering solutions.”
Under MAS–also referred to as the GSA schedules and federal supply schedules–GSA establishes long-term, governmentwide contracts with commercial firms offering more than 10 million commercial supplies and services that federal, state, and local agencies order directly from contractors or through the GSA Advantage system. Approximately $31 billion is spent through MAS each year.
“A single schedule for products and services will make it easier for customers to find and purchase the solutions they need to meet their respective missions. It will also provide a single entry point to MAS with consistent practices applied across the program and save vendors from the burden of managing contracts on multiple schedules,” GSA said.
It said the change reflects input from agencies and industry through events, meetings and surveys over the last year.