GSA Professional Services Schedules Consolidation
FAQs about the consolidation of GSA Professional Services Schedules
GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is in the process of consolidating its Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) services offerings in an effort to improve usability and reduce costs. An initial set of questions and answers with regard to this initiative is provided here for reference.
What has been FAS’s preliminary activity on this initiative?
Early work on this initiative included internal planning, discussions with industry associations, and feedback from several federal agency customers. Because the idea of having one professional services Schedule was well received, FAS has begun moving towards the implementation of this initiative, including removing non professional service SINs with no sales from the current Consolidated Schedule (excluding IT (70) (SIN C132-51) and HR (738X) (SIN C595-21).
What Schedules are affected, or may be affected, by this initiative?
• Consolidated (00CORP)
• MOBIS (874)
• PES (871)
• FABS (520)
• AIMS (541)
• LOGWORLD (874V)
• Environmental (899)
• Language (738II)
How will these Schedules be affected?
With the exception of the Consolidated (00CORP) Schedule, the Schedules listed above will be migrated into the new Professional Services Schedule and the solicitations for those schedules cited will be eliminated.
What is the impact to existing contracts that are migrating to the Professional Services Schedule?
• There will be no change to the contract number;
• There will be no change to SINs for all affected Schedules except Consolidated which would no longer carry the “C” designation for any SINs other than C132-51 and C595-21;
• The performance period for all professional services contracts, regardless of Schedule, would remain unchanged;
• The terms and conditions of all professional services contracts, regardless of Schedule would remain unchanged.
Associated changes made would include rebranding the Consolidated Schedule Program to Professional Services Schedule and changing the solicitation number to that which represents the Professional Services Schedule. These changes would result in the issuance of a mass modification to all existing contract holders.
How would these changes impact the Consolidated Schedules Program and current Consolidated contracts?
• The Consolidated Schedule will be the contract structure used to create the new Professional Services Schedule. In short, the Consolidated Schedule would be replaced by the Professional Services Schedule.
• Contracts currently under the Consolidated Schedule would be unaffected, with the following exceptions:
• As noted above, excluding IT (70) (SIN C132-51) and HR (738X) (SIN C595-21), nonprofessional service SINS on the Consolidated Schedule with no sales will be cancelled.
• Nonprofessional service SINS with sales would be removed from the Consolidated Schedule and migrated to the appropriate Schedule. For example, once implemented, SIN C03FAC contractors would have contracts on Schedule 03FAC. FAS Contracting Officers would work with affected contractors to ensure active BPA’s and task orders are not impacted and can be completed.
• The 21 nonprofessional services contracts migrated from the Consolidated Schedule would have a new Schedule contract with a performance period of one five-year period, and three five-year option periods.
Additionally, contract administration of the AIMS (541) Schedule will be transferred from the Greater SouthWest Service Center in Ft. Worth, Texas, to the Management Services Center in Auburn, WA.
Why are IT (70) (SIN C132-51 only) and HR (738X) (SIN C595-21 only) being included in the new Professional Services Schedule?
These SINS have significant sales and are used frequently; more importantly, they allow Contracting Officers to access nonprofessional services in an integrated manner when a total service solution is required. However it’s important to understand that these SINs are still available under their respective host Schedules. We are only including these two SINs in an effort to provide a total solution to professional services.
What is the current milestone schedule for this initiative?
|Nonprofessional service SINS reviewed, SINS with no sales will be cancelled||9/30/2014|
|AIMS Schedule administration transferred from Region 7 to Region 10||10/1/2014|
|Nonprofessional service SINS with sales migrated to the appropriate Schedule||12/31/2014|
|Begin migration to Professional Services Schedule||1/1/2015|
|Existing Schedules closed for new offers||2/28/2015|
|New offers accepted under the Professional Services Schedule||3/1/2015|
|Transitions to the Professional Services Schedule substantially complete||11/1/2015|
Is this initiative part of the FSSI program?
No, this initiative is not part of the FSSI program. This initiative is one, of several, supporting the development of FAS’s Professional Services Category. The Professional Services Category is one of 17 FAS has established to better serve its federal agency customers.
What else do we need to know?
Questions regarding this initiative can be posted on GSA Interact at interact.gsa.gov or sent to email@example.com. Or contact your local PTAC for one-on-one help with GSA schedule questions.
Contact your PTAC for no cost assistance in:
- Determining if a GSA Schedule contract is right for you
- Managing the migration of your current GSA professional services schedule contract
- Marketing your GSA Schedule contract
- Answering your questions on government contracting or subcontracting
Additional information about FAS’s category management business model can be found on the GSA Blog:
• The Future FAS: Categorically the Right Thing to do for Taxpayers: http://gsablogs.gsa.gov/gsablog/2014/04/09/the-future-fas-categorically-the-right-thing-to-do-for-taxpayers/
Additional information about category management in the federal market can be found on YouTube:
• Federal Acquisition Acting As One: http://youtu.be/VjtU2iMPdeU
Additional information about FAS’s Schedules modernization work can be found on the GSA Blog:
• Modernizing GSA’s Schedules Program for Today’s Marketplace: http://gsablogs.gsa.gov/gsablog/2014/06/12/modernizing-gsas-schedules-program-for-todays-marketplace/
Additional information about FAS’s Professional Services Category work can be found at:
• FedNews Radio: “Off the Shelf”, July 29, 2014: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/80/3671347/FASs-roles-in-professional-services
• FedNews Radio: August 19, 2014: http://www.federalnewsradio.com/1269/3684995/Jason-Miller-Executive-Editor-Federal-News-Radio