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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released its long-awaited consolidated Schedule solicitation on FedBizOpps.gov on October 1. The new solicitation modernizes federal acquisition by consolidating and streamlining the existing 24 Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single Schedule or contract for products, services, and combined solutions. Sales through the old GSA Schedules hover at about $30 billion per year, making it one of the most widely used contract vehicles, and covers all types of products and services purchased by the federal government.
At this time, only new contracts will be placed on the consolidated Schedule solicitation, which streamlines and simplifies the order process for new contractors. This means that any business not already holding a GSA Schedule or contract must now pursue the new Consolidated Schedule only under the new solicitation available at www.fbo.gov by search for solicitation number: 47QSMD20R0001.