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GSA to close some contracts to new vendors

Posted by Abraham Xiong on June 9, 2012 at 8:30 PM

By Matthew Weigelt 

A senior General Services Administration official told policy-makers June 7 that the agency will identify "oversaturated" Multiple Award Schedules markets as means to help agencies find contractors and save GSA’s resources.

 

“The MAS program is perpetually open to qualified new offers, and, while vibrant markets exist in some of the Schedules, we have reached the point of saturation in others,” Steve Kempf, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said in written testimony to the House Small Business Committee.

 

So officials are instituting the Demand Based Model, which will allow the agency to align its resources with areas of greatest need.

 

Under its new model, officials will review the major part of each Schedule and decide whether there’s room for potential innovation and program growth. If there is, officials will keep it open for new vendors to join. Oversaturated areas will closed to new companies for a year.

 

Read whole article here: http://fcw.com/articles/2012/06/07/gsa-schedules-demand-based-model.aspx

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