GSA Schedule Changes for Shipping Containers

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GSA Schedule Changes for Shipping Containers

Blackfyre, a leading GSA Federal Schedule Consulting firm, is here to provide insights into the recent modifications to the Shipping Containers Special Item Number (SIN) under the GSA Shipping, Packaging, and Packing Supplies Schedule 81 I B. Let's delve into the significant changes to SIN 617-11 and understand what it means for contractors.

Revision to SIN 617-11

The GSA modified SIN 617-11 to incorporate shipping containers, container systems, and metal drums. This amendment aligns with GSA's pursuit to streamline and enrich offerings under Schedule 81 I B, reflecting a consolidation of related products and services for a holistic solution to government agencies' shipping and storage needs.

Changes in SIN Descriptions

The SIN description for 617-11 now includes a plethora of containers and related services. These range from ISO and non-ISO containers, varied types of containers (for instance, flat racks, open-top, dry freight), to maintenance, repair, and modification services. The objective of this expansion is to cater to a comprehensive spectrum of government requirements for shipping, cargo, freight, and storage solutions.

Key Points from the Revised SIN 617-11

  1. Broadened Scope: The updated SIN now encapsulates a greater spectrum of containers and services, including maintenance and modification.
  2. Exclusions: Prefabricated building structures and containers intended for "human occupancy" are not covered under SIN 617-11.
  3. NAICS Code 332439: Businesses must include NAICS Code 332439 in their SAM registration to qualify for SIN 617-11. This NAICS code portrays the manufacturing of containers and related products, mirroring the specialized offerings.

Fiscal Year 2018 Contract Awards

In Fiscal Year 2018, businesses secured close to $120 million in contract awards through NAICS 332439. This indicates a substantial market for shipping containers and affiliated services within the government sector, significantly aided by defense and military agencies.

Blackfyre's Role

As your reliable GSA schedule consultant, Blackfyre is here to help businesses navigate these changes. Our services encompass:

  • Strategic Planning: We assist you in comprehending the revised SIN's scope and strategically positioning your shipping and storage solutions.
  • Proposal and Modification Assistance: For businesses wishing to add or modify offerings under the new SIN 617-11, we provide expert support in proposal preparation and submission.
  • Market Analysis: We offer insights into the market demand and potentially lucrative opportunities in relation to shipping containers and services under the GSA Schedule.

Moving Forward

The revision to SIN 617-11 offers an opportunity for businesses specializing in shipping containers, container systems, and related services. Contractors should mull over strategies to utilize the enhanced SIN to achieve successful government contracting and business growth.

In summary, the amendments to SIN 617-11 under Schedule 81 I B mirrors the GSA's commitment to providing extensive and efficient solutions for government agencies' shipping and storage requirements. Blackfyre is dedicated to guiding businesses through these changes, ensuring they understand the implications and exploit the opportunities. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with the revised Shipping Containers SIN for an optimized GSA Schedule strategy.

With our leadership including a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, Blackfyre continues to offer stellar GSA Schedule Consulting services.

Pedro has extensive background as a Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist, has worked across seven federal agencies, managing contracts totaling over $1 billion in the professional and tech sectors. His notable tenure includes serving with the DoD/DARPA during the inception of their robotics program. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in initiating the Cyber Special Item Number (SIN) within the GSA's IT Schedule 70 as a Team Lead. After graduating from Harvard, he started Blackfyre to help you win your next contract.

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