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GSA ends office supplies 2 contract; faces new protest on version 3

Vendors protested GSA's desire to extend the Office Supplies 2 contract for six more months. GSA says agencies can buy office supplies through the multiple award schedules. National Industries for the Blind protests the OS3 contract to the agency, not to GAO.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , GAO , bid protest , OASIS , National Industries for the Blind , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/16/2014, 05:25pm EDT

GSA releases RFP for round 3 of office supplies strategic sourcing contract

GSA expects to make as many as 21 awards under the contract, which is estimated to be worth $1.25 billion over five years.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , GSA , strategic sourcing , industry , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/31/2014, 05:36pm EST

GSA kicks off 3rd generation of strategic sourcing for office supplies

GSA issued a draft solicitation for the Office supplies 3 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract Nov. 25 that puts more emphasis on small businesses, including consortiums, and would not be based on Schedule special item numbers.

Tags: industry , contracting , GSA , strategic sourcing , Schedule 75 , Sam Bornstein , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/02/2013, 02:28pm EST
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GSA tries to make office supplies easy

GSA has established 12 new blanket purchase agreements for office supplies under the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative that will help federal agencies meet mandates to cut procurement expenditures by seven percent for the current and 2011 fiscal years. GSA's Steve Kempf explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , GSA , Steve Kempf , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 06/04/2010, 10:57am EDT
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Industry presses GSA to keep Schedule 75 open

The Coalition for Government Procurement asks the Federal Acquisition Service to reconsider its decision to close the office supplies schedule to new offerors for two year. The association says the decision will hurt small businesses and likely lead to higher prices for the government.

Tags: contracting , Steve Kempf , GSA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Schedule 75 , schedules contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:59am EDT

GSA's office supply contract causes concern

The General Services Administration freezes Schedule 75 to new vendors shortly after awarding a new strategic sourcing contract for office supplies. Small businesses say the combination of the two could have a detrimental effect on their ability to sell to the government. GSA expects to save $52 million a year across government from the BPA's lower prices.

Tags: contracting , Paul McDermott , GSA , OFPP , Mike Tucker , George W. Allen Company , Chris Bates , National Office Products Alliance , Schedule 75 , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 07:28am EDT
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GSA stops using new vendors for office supplies

The goal is to encourage agencies to use the new blanket purchase agreements signed with 15 companies in June.

Tags: GSA , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , contracting , Schedule 75 ,

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 04:35pm EDT
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GSA not accepting new vendors for office supply schedule

The General Services Administration is suspending new companies from offering office supplies through Schedule 75 for two years.

Tags: contracting , GSA , EZGSA , Scott Orbach , Schedule 75 , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/03/2010, 03:04pm EDT