GSA MAS Refresh 10 - What Changed & Who is Impacted?

Stay updated with the significant changes impacting GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract holders introduced by the GSA Schedule Refresh 10 on March 31, 2022.

GSA MAS Refresh 10 - What Changed & Who is Impacted?

The GSA Schedule Refresh 10, issued on March 31, 2022, introduced several significant changes impacting GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract holders. This blog post aims to summarize the key updates and explain who will be most affected.

Minimum Wage Increase for Federal Contractors

Reflecting Executive Order 14026, FAR 52.222-55 was updated to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage for workers paid by federal contractors. This change is now incorporated into all GSA MAS Contracts, aligning with the federal initiative to increase minimum wage standards for contractors.

Packaged Furniture CTA Requirement

Approximately 190 companies offering packaged furniture under specific SINs must now submit a Schedule-level Contractor Teaming Arrangement (CTA) instead of a Letter of Supply (LOS). This change, prompted by an OIG audit, aims to ensure compliance and minimize administrative burdens.

Remanufactured Items

New clarifications were added to specify that remanufactured items are only permissible under certain SINs. The update defines "remanufactured" as "factory rebuilt to original specifications." It also explicitly states that refurbished, reconditioned, or repaired items are not allowed on the GSA MAS Contract.

Facilities Smart Buildings Systems SIN Changes

Approximately 40 companies holding SIN 541513 have been or will be transitioned to SIN 561210SB, renamed Smart Buildings Systems Integration. This change streamlines the offerings in this category.

Order-Level Materials (OLM) SIN Description Update

The OLM SIN description has been revised for clarity. While it's an administrative change, it's essential for nearly all GSA Contractors who hold the OLM SIN to understand the modifications.

Updated SCLS Wage Determinations

Wage determinations under the Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS) have been updated, impacting contractors offering services under the GSA Schedule.

How To Proceed?

Acceptance of the mass modification A842 associated with Refresh 10 is mandatory for current GSA Schedule contract holders. The changes reflect GSA's ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with federal regulations, enhance the efficiency of the GSA Schedule, and address specific concerns raised in audits and reviews.

Contractors should review these changes carefully and update their practices accordingly. For more detailed assistance or to navigate these changes, companies can seek advice from GSA consulting services or directly contact GSA. Led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we offer the best GSA Schedule Consulting services.

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