MAS Consolidation a look at the new GSA MAS Schedule

Learn about the new GSA MAS Schedule consolidation, its structure and impact with expert overview and guidance from Blackfyre, a leading GSA Federal Schedule Consulting service.


Blackfyre, with its expertise in GSA Federal Schedule Consulting, stands ready to guide you through the nuances of the all-new, unified Multiple Award Schedule (MAS). This transformation followed the MAS Consolidation on October 1, 2019. Herein, we will demystify the new structure and decode what this means for you as current or potential GSA Schedule holders:

1. Dissecting the Structure of the New MAS Schedule:

The consolidation phase has led to a single MAS Schedule, which is further divided into 12 large categories, approximately 80 subcategories, and around 300 Special Item Numbers (SINs). The goal of this overhaul is to streamline the procurement protocol, making it more natural and efficient for both contractors and government buyers.

2. Gleanings from the RFI:

The GSA Request for Information (RFI) has revealed that most current and potential contractors found the transition from the initial Schedules and SINs to the new expansive categories, subcategories, and SINs straightforward. This encouraging feedback underscores a broad consensus regarding the new structure.

3. The 12 New Large Categories:

The proposed 12 large categories for the new MAS Schedule include:

  • Facilities
  • Furniture & Furnishings
  • Human Capital
  • Industrial Products and Services
  • Information Technology
  • Miscellaneous
  • Office Management
  • Professional Services
  • Scientific Management and Solutions
  • Security and Protection
  • Transportation and Logistics Services
  • Travel

Each category further branches out into subcategories and SINs, encompassing all products and services offered via the GSA Schedules.

4. Repercussions for Current GSA Schedule Holders:

Existing GSA Schedule holders will receive a mass modification to align their present contracts with the new MAS Schedule. This transition will retain the contract number and outline the mapping from existing SINs to the new structure. If you hold multiple GSA Schedules, we will assist you in consolidating them into a single MAS Schedule.

5. Navigating the Transition:

  1. Understand the New Structure: Get well-acquainted with the new categories, subcategories, and SINs to comprehend how your products and services align in the new MAS Schedule.
  2. Review Contract Mapping: Scrutinize the transition of your existing SINs to the new structure and anticipate any shifts in categorizing your products and services.
  3. Stay Informed: Stay abreast with GSA's latest updates on the MAS Consolidation.

6. Blackfyre's Role:

Blackfyre, as your reliable GSA Schedule consultant, is dedicated to facilitating your journey through the MAS Consolidation. Our services incorporate:

  • Strategic Planning: We assist you in deciphering the new MAS Schedule structure, enabling a smooth transition.
  • Contract Management: We guide through the mass modification process and ensure that your contract aligns with the new structure.
  • Continuous Support: We provide regular updates and support as you navigate the new MAS Schedule.

7. Wrapping Up:

The GSA MAS Consolidation is a significant change, designed to optimize the procurement process for contractors and government purchasers. At Blackfyre, we are dedicated to helping your business sail smoothly through this transition. We aim to ensure that you comprehend the changes, prepare well, and continue to compete effectively in the government marketplace. Contact us to discover how we can assist you with the new GSA MAS Schedule and hone your GSA Schedule strategy. With our lead consultant being a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we guarantee superior 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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