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GSA: No freeze on adding vendors to services schedules

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The General Services Administration is not temporarily suspending adding new vendors to its professional services schedule, as a recent news report had said.

A GSA spokeswoman told FCW on Aug. 28 that the agency in July had indeed planned to stop adding new vendors for a few months, but has since identified a solution that will ensure the agency can continue to accept new offers on all professional services schedules as it investigates and develops alternative solutions for the professional services category.

"GSA is moving forward with plans to align its professional services offerings around the principles of category management," said the spokeswoman via email. "The agency's work to develop the Common Acquisition Platform and a Government Acquisition Marketplace will offer agencies at all levels of government the tools and expertise they need to make smarter and more efficient buying decisions."

The spokeswoman also said that, starting on Sept. 28, GSA's Interact website will begin providing industry with information about the consolidation initiative, including high-level milestones for the project.

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Mark Rockwell is a staff writer covering acquisition, procurement and homeland security. Contact him at mrockwell@fcw.com or follow him on Twitter at @MRockwell4.

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