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Quick tip of the month

Make sure your Registration and Entity Administrator is up to date

Prior to the expiration of your Registration, will send a renewal reminder to the Entity Administrator on file. To ensure that you do not forget to renew your Registration, check to make sure your Entity Administrator contact information is current. If there is an administrative update, don't forget to send in your notarized Entity Administrator Letter. For instructions, check out the Federal Service Desk's summary online.

Critical information

Procurement Through Commercial E-Commerce Portals Initiative hits Phase 2

In early May, the General Services Administration (GSA) along with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) debuted their plan to implement the market research phase of the government's Procurement Through Commercial E-Commerce Portals initiative. This is in further effort to pave the way for greater e-commerce usage by the government. Overall, the plan highlights the following changes: 1) Launch of a proof of concept project that will start small, test ideas, and develop best practices; 2) Limit the purchases made through the proof of concept to the current micro-purchase threshold of $10,000; and 3) Simultaneously explore the benefits of alternative commercial e-commerce portals. To read more on the GSA and OMB's initiative, follow the link here!

Emerging business opportunities
  • VA's Integrated Healthcare Transformation Requirement
    • The Department of Veteran Affairs is preparing for an upcoming $1 billion health care support contract including markets such as IT, finance and other professional services. This contract is expected to be set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Be on the look-out for an RFP release around July 2019.
  • DHS IT Compute and Storage Modernization, Cloud Migration and Data Center Optimization
    • DHS has released a Request for Information (RFI) under Solicitation Number 70RTAC19RFI000001. This RFI was influenced by the EAGLE Next Gen Program focusing on DHS's diverse IT service needs. The DHS is expected to release a Request for Proposal between June and August 2019.
Frequently asked questions

How do I know who my "Most Favored Customer" is?

The Most Favored Customer, or MFC, is your company's customer or customer class that receives your best pricing for the products or services being offered. This is an integral part of GSA's determination of your pricing on your GSA Schedule proposal or modification. GSA will negotiate what they may consider to be a "fair and reasonable" discount based on what is offered to the MFC.

Will my GSA contract get extended for another option period?

GSA Schedule contracts have a based period of five years and 3 five-year option periods, meaning Schedule holders could potentially hold the original contract for 20 years. However, contract holders must meet the minimum sales requirement of $25,000 and maintain contract compliance to be considered for an option extension. GSA will reach out via email approximately 210 days before your contract expires if you're eligible for contract extension.

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