March 31, 2017
FAS aims to refresh Multiple Award Schedules in April
Source: Federal Times, Carten Cordell, March 22, 2017
The Federal Acquisition Service is moving to launch a “refresh” of its Multiple Awards Schedule next month, applying recent rules changes to its largest buying program.
On a March 22 conference call, FAS officials said the refresh could roll out in the middle of April and would include:
Purchasing by non-federal entities from federal supply schedules
Based off an amended General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation, state and local governments will now have expanded buying power in the State/Local Disaster Purchasing Program for disaster preparation, response and recovery.
The new rule also provides MAS access to the American National Red Cross and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to provide relief and preparedness services.
GSA officials said that vendor participation in the State/Local Disaster Purchasing Program would still be voluntary. READ MORE….
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