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GSA wants feedback on reopening Multiple Award Schedule 75 for new offers

Multiple Award Schedule 75 — Office Products and Supplies — will be reopened for new offers in 2017, according to an announcement from the General Services Administration. Feedback from industry and other relevant stakeholders is now requested to assist GSA in making appropriate acquisition decisions.

"This RFI builds on the industry day we held earlier in the year and incorporates other feedback, too," said Peter Han, GSA Northeast Caribbean Supply and Acquisition Center director.

"We received great comments from our customers, various industry associations, wholesalers and manufacturers in the office supply industry and have come up with ideas that we think will make MAS 75 a new and improved solution for purchasing office supplies," he said. "A major goal of the new solution remains increasing [the] opportunity for small business participation by at least 5 percent."

New offers will only be accepted for a new SIN consolidating the Best in Class features of Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies and MAS 75 into one acquisition vehicle, promoting enhanced vendor requirements, improved pricing and savings, data spending tracking capabilities, and vendor accountability.

More information can be found at Interact.gsa.gov, by joining the Schedule 75 Community Groupor by emailing gsaschedule75@gsa.gov.

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