WIPP's myContracting Magazine January 2015 - Page 16

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By Courtney Fairchild, President,

Global Services

In an effort to streamline the purchasing of services from MAS Schedules, GSA has officially begun the movement of all professional services on the various individual GSA Schedules to one single Professional Services Schedule. The following is an excerpt taken from Brad deMers blog post published on GSA Interact that outlines some of the major changes:

What Schedules are affected, or may be affected, by this initiative?

The Consolidated (00CORP), MOBIS (874), PES (871), FABS (520), AIMS (541), LOGWORLD (874V), Environmental (899) and Language (738II).

Going forward, with the exception of the Consolidated (00CORP) Schedule, the Schedules listed above will be migrated into the new Professional Services Schedule and the solicitations for those schedules cited above would be eliminated.

What is the impact to existing contracts that are migrating to the Professional Services Schedule?

• There will be no change to the contract number;

• There will be no change to SINs for all affected Schedules except Consolidated which would no longer carry the “C” designation for any SINs other than C132-51 and C595-21;

• The performance period for all professional services contracts, regardless of Schedule, would remain unchanged;

• The terms and conditions of all professional services contracts, regardless of Schedule would remain unchanged.

Associated changes made would include; rebranding the Consolidated Schedule Program to Professional Services Schedule; and changing the solicitation number to that which represents the Professional Services Schedule. These changes would result in the issuance of a mass modification to all existing contract holders.

How would these changes impact the Consolidated Schedules Program and current Consolidated contracts?

• The Consolidated Schedule will be the contract structure used to create the new Professional Services Schedule. In short, the Consolidated Schedule would be replaced by the Professional Services Schedule.

• Contracts currently under the Consolidated Schedule would be unaffected, with the following exceptions:

• As noted above, excluding IT (70) (SIN C132-51) and HR (738X) (SIN C595-21), nonprofessional service SINS on the Consolidated Schedule with no sales will be cancelled.

• Nonprofessional service SINS with sales would be removed from the Consolidated Schedule and migrated to the appropriate Schedule. For example, once implemented, SIN C03FAC contractors would have contracts on Schedule 03FAC. FAS Contracting Officers would work with affected contractors to ensure active BPA’s and task orders are not impacted and can be completed.