MAS Transformation – What these changes mean to you as a GSA Contractor

GSA is transforming the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program to drive better value and save taxpayer dollars. This major transformation will set the stage for a variety of improvements, among them pricing reform through the collection and use of transactional data (i.e., actual prices paid) for Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts and other GSA contract vehicles. This reform will serve as an additional tool for Contracting Officers to evaluate price reasonableness and assist in the overall effort to implement category management across Federal acquisition.

GSA have preliminarily identified the follow Schedules to be part of the pilot:

  • Schedule 51V – Hardware Superstore
  • Schedule 58 I – Professional Audio/Video Telemetry/Tracking, Recording/Reproducing and Signal Data solutions
  • Schedule 72 – Furnishings and Floor Coverings
  • Schedule 73 – Food Service, Hospitality, Cleaning Equipment and Supplies, Chemicals and Services
  • Schedule 75 – Office Products/Supplies and Services and New Products/Technology.

In identifying this preliminary list of select pilot Schedules FAS considered the industries involved, the impact on both the Schedule Contracting Officers and Industry Partners, the dollar value of the Schedules being considered, progress towards part number standardization of the identified Schedules, and whether the Schedules were primarily product and commoditized services or service-only. Prior experience with transactional data reporting within the industry was also considered.  ​

These data elements were selected because they 1) are typically already included on invoices submitted by the vendor; 2) represent the minimum amount of data the Government would need in order to conduct price analyses, and 3) are elements that cannot be obtained from other sources such as FPDS-NG.

The clause requires contractors to submit the following data elements:

  • Contract Number
  • Order Number or Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID)
  • Non Federal Entity, if applicable
  • Description of Deliverable
  • Manufacturer Name
  • Manufacturer Part Number
  • Unit of Measure (each, hour, case, lot, etc.)
  • Quantity of Item Sold
  • Universal Product Code (UPC) if applicable
  • Price Paid per Unit
  • Total Price Sold

– See more at: https://interact.gsa.gov/blog/multiple-award-schedule-transformation-what-transactional-data-and-what-schedules-are-impacted#sthash.nEd1LaES.dpuf

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