What GSA Contractors Need to Know About Phase 3

Learn about GSA MAS Consolidation Phase 3 for contractors. Review key details, process steps, consolidation options, and get help from Blackfyre's expert guidance.

Title : What GSA Contractors Need to Know About Phase 3

GSA MAS Consolidation Phase 3: Key Information for Contractors offer critical insight into what lies ahead in the contracting landscape.


As GSA's MAS Consolidation enters Phase 3, contractors with multiple GSA Schedules are significantly impacted. This phase keenly focuses on contractors holding more than one GSA MAS Contract under the same DUNS number.

Key Details

  1. Mass Modification A812 Acceptance:

    Every contractor must have accepted this modification for each GSA MAS Contract they hold. Without this acceptance, they risk being dropped from the GSA eLibrary.

  2. Phase 3 Welcome Email:

    Contractors should have received an email which contains links to a FAQ and planning checklist.

  3. Requirements for Submission of a Consolidation Plan:

    Take note, not all contractors need to submit a consolidation plan in Phase 3. The criteria to meet includes holding multiple contracts under the same DUNS number, non-small business set-aside contracts, and having more than one contract not classified as follow-on.

  4. Steps in the Process:

    • Determine if your company fits into Phase 3.

    • Thoroughly review the Phase 3 documentation provided by GSA.

    • Ensure you coordinate with your Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO).

  5. Consolidation Options:

    • Select a surviving contract and add products/services from other contracts.

    • Consider cancelling contracts with low sales or those that don't represent core offerings.

    • Obtain a new GSA MAS Contract and cancel previous ones.

  6. Timeline:

    Don't forget, the submission deadline for the checklist and consolidation plan is due by August 2021. However, keep in mind that full implementation may take 5 to 10 years, especially if BPAs are tied to any contracts.

  7. Phase 3 Completion:

    The final step of Phase 3 is to consolidate multiple GSA MAS Contracts into a single contract.

Considerations for Contractors

Review Phase 3 Documentation: Contractors need to understand GSA's mandates and assess their company's current state. It's essential to consult with your PCO to get specific guidance and plan your consolidation effectively. Contractors must decide the best consolidation option based on their business model and contract performance.


Phase 3 of GSA's MAS Consolidation is a defining moment for contractors with multiple GSA Schedules. Meticulous planning and coordination with GSA are critical to sail through this phase smoothly.

Need Help?

Get in touch with Blackfyre today for assistance in formulating and implementing Phase 3 consolidation plans. Led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, they offer top-notch GSA Schedule Consulting services. Subscribe to their newsletter for all the recent updates.

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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