56--Building and Building Materials / Industrial Services and Supplies
General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) | Published February 4, 2016
GSA MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE (MAS) SOLICITATION. The Greater Southwest Acquisition Center, Fort Worth, Texas, is issuing a refreshed solicitation effective April 29, 2015 electronically. IMPORTANT: CURRENT SCHEDULE 056 CONTRACTORS DO NOT NEED TO RESPOND TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
The following changes are effective with previous recent refreshes and should be noted:
A major piece of the ongoing MAS Transformation initiative involves the standardization of part number data. This is to be accomplished through the submission of Manufacturer Part Numbers (MPNs) for all products, and Universal Product Code Type A (UPC-A) data for all products for which this data is commercially available. This data will become the cornerstone for several other critical pieces of this initiative, to include the incorporation of a formatted price list into the eOffer and eMod platforms.
MPN data is already required for all products. However, UPC-A data is not, and therefore this requirement is being added under provision SCP-FSS-001, Instructions Applicable to All Offerors. The provision has been updated to incorporate language that specifies the additional requirement for submission of UPC-A data for all products for which this data is commercially available.
Existing Schedule contracts will be bilaterally modified at a later date (via the mass modification process) to require submission of MPN and UPC-A data.
Environmental language change:
An update to SIN descriptions has teken effect to indicate that commercially available products meeting specific environmental attributes (recycled content, biobased content, and/or Design for the Environment) may be available from vendors under that SIN. The following SIN updates occured:
SIN 357 11C - a note was added as a new paragraph directly below the existing SIN description to read: NOTE: Commercially available products under this SIN may include items which meet the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (recycled content) Program.
In SIN 412 19 - a note was added directly after the SIN title so it reads: Transformers - NOTE: Commercially available products under this SIN may include fluid-filled transformers which meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture BioPreferred (biobased) Program.
In SIN 563 8 - text was revised to read: Biodegradable and non-biodegradable, may include products which meet the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (recycled content) Program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture BioPreferred (biobased) Program.
SIN 641 6 - a note as added as a new paragraph directly below the existing SIN description to read: NOTE: Commercially available septic system treatments may include products which meet the requirements of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment-Labeled Products Program.
Schedule 56 has implemented the following changes effective January 1, 2015 and previously incorporated through Refresh 24:
- Revise and clarify SIN descriptions for the following SINs (please review solicitation SIN descriptions for updated titles and descriptions):
253 40, 253 48A, 253 48C, 253 49, 253 50, 253 51, 361 20A, 361 99, 641 6, 361 10A, 361 10B, 361 10D, 361 10E, 361 10G, 361 10H, 361 50, 206 4, 206 12, 563 4, 563 6, 563 8, 563 23, 563 25, 563 27, 563 28, 563 29, 563 30, 563 99, 206 3, 383 2, 383 5, 383 10, 412 3, 412 51, 412 52, 412, 99, 361 05, 563 16, 412 52
- Consolidate SINs covering similar products:
SIN 641 1 and 641 2 are terminated and merged with SIN 641 6
SIN 563 15 is terminated and merged with SIN 563 16
SIN 412 8 is terminated and merged with SIN 412 3
SIN 361 01 is being terminated and merged with SIN 361 05
- Identify more products to green in accordance with Executive Order 13514:
SIN 383 5
- Withdraw set aside designations for the following SINs:
SIN 361 20A
SIN 361 01 (SIN 361 01 is being terminated and merged with SIN 361 05)
SIN 412 8 (SIN 412 8 is being terminated and merged with SIN 412 3).
All offers containing the affected SINs received prior to refresh will be reviewed and required to be in compliance with current solicitation requirements prior to award. Contractors will work with the CO/CS assigned to the offer to ensure products offered will be listed under the correct SIN(s) prior to award. Current schedule contractors will work with their PCO to ensure changes are captured through the modification process.
Notice: The GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program has recently experienced a tremendous increase in new offers. Due to the large number of new offers currently in process, it could take up to 12 months before your offer is evaluated.
GSA's practice is to evaluate offers in the order in which they are received. However, GSA may give priority to processing certain offers when circumstances dictate, such as when a federal agency Contracting Officer specifically requests an expedited offer review in order to meet a pending requirement that will be procured under the MAS program, or when there a need for GSA to bring strategically critical new products or services to market in order to meet federal customer needs.
Please note with this refresh you must complete the mandatory Readiness Assessment free self evaluation, available on the Vendor Support Center website at https://vsc.gsa.gov. From the VSC home page, click on Toolbox in the upper left corner and complete the Research, Analyze, and Decide modules. The Decide module contains a questionnaire that must be completed by an officer of the company (President, VP, CEO, CFO, etc.) and must be submitted with your offer in order to gain consideration.
GSA MULTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE (MAS) SOLICITATION. Greater Southwest Acquisition Center, Fort Worth, TX, is issuing a refreshed solicitation for Schedule 56, effective 2/17/15. The solicitation is available electronically at: http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Search using Solicitation Number 7FCI-F8-03-0056-B (include the dashes). Schedule 56, Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies, includes the following programs: FSC 39, Warehouse Equipment and Supplies; FSC 46, Air & Water Purification and Sewer Treatment Equipment; FSC 49, Maintenance & Repair Shop Equipment; FSC 54, Pre-Engineered/Prefabricated Buildings and Structures; FSC 54, Above Ground Storage Tanks; FSC 56, Building Materials; FSC 61, Power Distribution Equipment; Generators, & Batteries; FSC 62, Solar Energy Systems & Lighting Products. Schedule 56 actively solicits offers for alternative/renewable energy products and systems, energy efficient products, green products, such as green roof systems, and environmentally friendly products/services. This is a standing solicitation with no closing date for receipt of offers. Effective January 17, 2011, products added by modification to current contracts or awarded under new contracts for Special Item Numbers (SINs) 206-4, Energy Saving Lighting, Energy Efficient and/or Environmentally Friendly Lamps (light bulbs)
Lighting Fixtures and Accessories, Indoor Emergency Lighting, Reading Lights, Lighting Sensor Systems ; 563-25, Plumbing Products and Bathroom Fixtures; 563-28, Industrial and Commercial Electric and Gas Water Heaters, Boiled Water Heaters, including options and accessories, either by new offer or modification must meet the following Government standards. Executive Order 13514 (http://www.fedcenter.gov/programs/eo13514/) requires that 95% of all new contracts include products that are energy-efficient (ENERGY STAR qualified or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) designated). In order to begin implementation of that order, GSA has designated these three SINs on Schedule 56, which will require qualifications where applicable. For SIN 206-4, all light bulbs including fixtures with light bulbs, must meet Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) requirements (where applicable), and be qualified Energy Star or FEMP compliant. Energy Star lighting specifications can be obtained through the website at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_specs.luminaires. Information on how products earn the ENERGY STAR label can be found at
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_how_earn. Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Product designation process for FEMP can be found at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/eep_fempdesignatedproducts.html. For SIN 563-25 all toilets, urinals, bathroom faucets and shower heads must meet WaterSense requirements and be certified as WaterSense compliant by obtaining certification through the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at http://www.epa.gov/Watersense/about_us/watersense_label.html. For SIN 563-28, all gas water heaters must meet either Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) requirements and be certified Energy Star or FEMP compliant. Certification for Energy Star can be obtained through the website at www.energystar.gov.
Product designation process for FEMP can be found at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/eep_fempdesignatedproducts.html. The offeror must make an affirmative statement that the products offered are compliant with the applicable standard and the products are listed on the Energy Star, FEMP or EPA website. Dealers using their own part numbers must also list the corresponding manufacturer part number. To determine if you are submitting items that are listed in one of the luminaries specifications for items offered under SIN 206 4 please go to http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_specs.luminaires and review the ENERGY STAR Luminaries V1.0 Final Specification document. The solicitation will remain in effect until it is replaced by a refreshed solicitation. The Federal Supply Schedule period is continuous; contract periods commence on the date of award (DOA) and expire five years from the DOA unless further extended pursuant to option clause, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Evergreen), which allows the Government to extend the contract three additional five-year periods, not to exceed a total of twenty years. All contracts will be indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts with a $2500 guaranteed minimum for the contract period. All contracts to be awarded include Industrial Funding provisions. The Trade Agreements Act applies to this solicitation. Small Business Set-Aside provisions will be addressed in the individual product/services attachments to the solicitation. Paper offers will no longer be accepted for this schedule. The section at the beginning of the Vendor Response Document providing instructions for submitting a paper offer should be disregarded; Schedule 56 is a mandatory eOffer schedule. For questions regarding submission of offers under Schedule 056, Buildings and Building Materials/Industrial Services and Supplies, Solicitation 7FCI-F8-03-0056-B contact Haley Naegele at 817-850-8444, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Donna Renner at 817-850-8182, or via email at email@example.com.