The General Services Administration (GSA) will waive certain requirements for vendors under the Multiple Award Schedule (MAs) program to expand the availability of products and services in support of the U.S. government’s COVID-19 pandemic response efforts.
GSA issued a letter stating that it will not require contractors to meet three specific MAS requirements: a minimum of two years of corporate experience, submission of annual financial statements for the previous two years, and one relevant project experience per special item number, the agency said Thursday.
“This is a great opportunity for companies, including start-up companies,” said Jeff Koses, senior procurement officer at GSA’s office of acquisition policy. “The letter applies to both companies not yet doing business with GSA, as well as existing MAS contractors who are able to provide products and services that directly support COVID-19 efforts.”
The temporary waiver is “effective immediately and will remain in effect until rescinded,” the letter reads.
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