In written testimony to the House Small Business Committee on June 7, 2012, Steve Kempf, Commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said: “GSA needs greater agility, federal agencies need faster access to emerging solutions, and small businesses need real access to areas of opportunity in the federal market.” He also added “The MAS [GSA Schedules Program] program is perpetually open to qualified new offers and, while vibrant markets exist in some of the Schedules, we have reached the point of saturation in others.” The solution as proposed by GSA: “[a] determination of whether it [specific Schedules and SINs] represents an opportunity for continued innovation and program growth, or if it is an area no longer in need of additional contractors.”
This means thatwhen this model goes into effect at some point in the near future, SINs and even entire Schedules will begin to bar new offers for 12 months or longer. If you have been considering getting a Schedule contract for your company’s goods and/or services, then the window of opportunity may be closing soon.
For more information, read Hope Lane’s comments in Federal Computer Week article GSA Job Security Could Increase with Schedules Revisions.
If you are interested in pursuing a Schedule contract before these closures begin, contact Hope Lane at 301.231.6266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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