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FCW Insider: GSA should revisit descriptions of schedule programs

Here is yet another report from panel groupie Matthew Weigelt, reporting live from the schedule advisory panel meeting:


The panel plans to recommend that the General Services Administration review its Multiple Award Schedules program’s descriptions.


Judith Nelson, an industry specialist in GSA’s Office of Acquisition Management, said the motion would be a programmatic review of what the agency is offering to its customers. GSA would check its special item numbers, or SINs, which are specific categories of work, such as information technology products.


The panel agreed to a motion, saying, “That GSA periodically evaluate SIN descriptions to determine if description is consistent with the customer needs and the current market and the labor categories within SINs are also consistent with the scope of the SIN descriptions.”


The panel also passed a recommendation to check the entire MAS contract program.


Its recommendations states, “That GSA undertake a periodic evaluation in the consultation with the ordering agencies and industry of current schedules to determine their relevance to the market place and their applicability to meet agencies needs.”


Stay tuned for more.


 

Posted on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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