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GSA’s eBuy Open First Pilot Will Increase Competition and Transparency

What is the eBuy Open GSA First Pilot? The General Services Administration (GSA) recently rolled out a new one-year pilot program to test the effects of increased transparency in eBuy, GSA’s online RFQ system, on competition and other performance measures. Effective October 17, 2018, a test group comprised of GSA’s Office of Internal Acquisition and […]

GSA to Standardize Part Number Data on GSA Schedules

GSA is standardizing part number data on GSA schedules in order to provide higher quality, more meaningful, and complete descriptive data to customers while enhancing competition and saving taxpayer dollars. GSA is now requiring a Manufacturer Part Number (MPN) for each awarded product, as well as a Universal Product Code Type A (UPC-A) for each […]

Significant Changes Impacting GSA Schedule Holders Webinar Follow-up: Questions? Aronson Answers

As a follow-up to Aronson’s webinar on “Significant Changes Impacting GSA Schedule Holders,” Aronson LLC government contracting specialists Wade Prince and Vanessa Payne have prepared answers to several attendee questions: How does Mass Mod A382 affect parts without manufacturer’s part numbers, non-standardized fixed-price services and labor categories? Mod A382 is meant to enforce the requirement that Manufacturer’s part numbers […]

eBuy Mobile: Access GSA Schedule RFQ Opportunities on Your Mobile Device

GSA has taken the first step in its new eBuy mobile initiative. eBuy vendors can now login to eBuy on their mobile devices (iOS and Android platforms) by opening the browser and going to www.ebuy.gsa.gov/mobile/login to access active Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Information (RFI) associated with their contracts. Once logged in with […]

Keep Your GSA eBuy Quote Out of the Trash

GSA’s eBuy is a Request for Quote (RFQ)/Request for Information (RFI) system designed to allow government buyers to request information, find sources, and request and receive quotes from GSA contractors who have been awarded a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract.  eBuy is an increasingly important tool as it, when used correctly, meets all task order […]