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GSA Seeks to Add ‘Other Direct Costs’ to Multiple-Award Schedule Program; Tom Sharpe Comments

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GSAThe General Services Administration has released a new policy change proposal that seeks to add other direct costs to the Multiple Award Schedule program to support agency access to order-level materials.

The proposed GSA Regulation rule is intended to help customer agencies and industry partners to respectively procure and provide OLMs through the MAS program, GSA said Thursday.

The agency added it aims to align the MAS program with other established indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicles and provide additional flexibility to MAS users.

“This proposed rule is another step forward and a crucial component of GSA’s MAS transformation efforts,” said Tom Sharpe, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service.

“The proposed addition of OLMs… will improve our customers’ abilities to meet their mission needs while ensuring that the Schedules program can respond to ever-changing market forces.”

GSA wants to apply the change to the Federal Supply Schedule 03 FAC, Federal Supply Schedule 56, Federal Supply Schedule 70, Federal Supply Schedule 71, Federal Supply Schedule 84, Federal Supply Schedule 738X and Professional Services Schedule 99.

The Federal Register is set to publish the proposed rule Friday for a 60-day public comment period.

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