August 14, 2019
Government contractors see promise in the General Services Administration’s plan to consolidate the current 24 multiple award schedules into a single schedule over the next couple years, according to preliminary results from the agency’s request for information on the plan, released Aug. 1.
Citing problems with the current system, the GSA announced in late 2018 that they would start the process of consolidating the schedules. The system in place sometimes requires agencies to purchase multiple services off of different schedules to complete a single project.
This system also requires agencies using the program to purchase specified goods and services from pre-negotiated contracts that have been separated by topic areas, such as human capital, information technology and professional services.