SIN Shipping Containers

Stay updated with Blackfyre on the new Special Item Number (SIN) for shipping containers under the GSA Schedule, enhancing business opportunities in the sector.

SIN Shipping Containers

As Blackfyre, a GSA Federal Schedule Consulting firm, we strive to keep a pulse on the latest updates and potential changes in the GSA Schedules. An important development we're tuned into is the introduction of a new Special Item Number (SIN) for shipping containers under the GSA Shipping, Packaging, and Packing Supplies Schedule 81 I B Contract. The addition of this SIN could significantly augment the scope and utility of the Schedule 81 I B, catering to a wider array of customer needs. Here's our take on the proposed SIN and its implications for contractors and government buyers.

Overview of Proposed Shipping Container SIN

The proposed SIN, numbered 617-14 and specifically dealing with Shipping Containers, includes a broad array of container types and sizes. From intermodal and cargo/freight containers to more specialized incarnations like collapsible/inflatable flat pack shipping containers, no distinct category is left out.

Wide Applications

The draft SIN draft shows no limitations on the use of circumstances for the shipping containers, citing that they could be sold for either routine use, intermittent use, or for emergency situations necessitating disaster shipments.

Associated Services

Notably, the SIN would also encompass associated services like the installation, operation, and/or maintenance of these shipping containers. This package would therefore provide comprehensive solutions to government buyers.

Relevant NAICS Codes

The proposed SIN would be associated with the already existing NAICS Code 322211 (Corrugated and Solid Fiber Box Manufacturing), and interestingly introduce a new addition - NAICS Code 332439 (Other Metal Container Manufacturing).

Implications for Schedule 81 I B Contractors and Government Buyers

From our interpretation, there are a number of implications for the different stakeholders involved. Here's are a few takeaways for Potential Contractors and Government Buyers:

  • For Potential Contractors: Companies specializing in the manufacturing or distribution of various types of shipping containers might find new government contracting opportunities through this SIN. It's an invite to a broader spectrum of vendors to consider the benefits of being a GSA Schedule holder.
  • For Government Buyers: The addition of the Shipping Container SIN could furnish agencies with a streamlined access to a more expansive suite of solutions for their shipping container needs, including during emergency or disaster situations.

Proposed Update to Existing SIN under Schedule 81 I B

Under the proposed change, the previous scope would be modified from "Maintenance, Repair and Modification of Containers" to "Modification/Repair/Customization of Containers," giving room for more specialized customization for specific functionalities.

How Blackfyre Can Assist

We understand that with every proposal, comes the potential need for guidance and assistance. Blackfyre is equipped to provide a comprehensive package to help navigate the updates:

  1. Navigating the RFI Response: Blackfyre can assist interested companies in understanding the RFI and preparing a comprehensive response. Our expertise in GSA Schedules can guide you through the variations of the proposed SIN.
  2. Strategic Planning: For companies considering responding to the RFI or pondering on the introduction of the new SIN, Blackfyre offers strategic planning services to align your business capabilities with the opportunities presented by the new SIN.
  3. Contract Acquisition and Management: Should the new SIN be implemented, Blackfyre is equipped to assist in acquiring a GSA Schedule 81 I B Contract or modifying your existing contract to include the new SIN. We also offer ongoing contract management services to ensure compliance is maintained and contract potential is maximized.

The introduction of a new SIN for shipping containers under the GSA Schedule 81 I B Contract extends potential expansion of government contracting opportunities in this sector. As a GSA Schedule consulting firm, Blackfyre is committed to keeping businesses informed and well-prepared to navigate these changes.

For more information on the proposed Shipping Container SIN or to discuss how Blackfyre can assist your company in responding to the RFI or preparing for the new opportunities it presents, feel free to contact us today. Let's navigate the evolving landscape of government contracting together, with Blackfyre leading the way. Benefit from our expertise as led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer and explore our range of 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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