Story excerpt provided by GSA Interact, by Stephanie Shutt, MAS PMO Director

If your awareness of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule or MAS program stops with the year 2019 – or earlier – it’s time to give us another look. 2019 is when the world of the Multiple Award Schedules program began to morph into the Multiple Award Schedule program – but we did more than just drop an “s” and change our name. Our MAS contract vehicle has totally changed. We’ve modernized federal acquisition and improved the buying experience by consolidating our 24 existing Schedules into a single Schedule for products, services, and solutions and addressed a lack of consistency across the Schedules.

Why? Consolidation makes it easier for our customers to find the total solutions they need under one contract vehicle. We’ve eliminated duplicative contracts and streamlined our terms and conditions, providing consistency in the program for industry, federal customers, and GSA’s workforce. The new single Schedule solicitation features a simplified format with new large categories and sub-categories, and updated Special Item Numbers (SINs) that make it easier for contractors to offer, and agency partners to find, what they need to carry out their mission.

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Originally published August 26, 2020.