Tuesday Insight – May 23rd, 2023: Summary of GSA MAS Refresh 16 Changes – Released May 19, 2023

Jul 17, 2023

GSA released the GSA MAS solicitation Refresh 16 on May 19, 2023 via email to all GSA Schedule holders as Mass Mod A856.  As a reminder Mass Modifications are administrative modifications that occur whenever the solicitation has been updated with new regulatory changes. GSA requires that all schedule contractors, review and accept the new and existing terms and conditions of the latest solicitation. Note this is done in the GSA Mass Modification system and not through the GSA eMod system, the email notification sent out on the refresh will also provide a link to follow to accept Mass Mod A856.  Please accept as soon as possible and if there are any questions please call your TGG consultant or reach out to us at info@gormgroup.com or at 202-833-1120.

Summary of Refresh 16 Changes – Find the full significant changes document for Refresh 16 here

  • Joint Ventures – Implementation of new Joint Venture policy, new offers only.
  • Size Standards – Incorporation of SBA Small Business Size Standards which went into effect on March 17, 2023. The threshold for some NAICS that are measured by employee business size changed.
  • Wage Determinations – Incorporation of updated Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS) Wage Determinations. A complete set of incorporated WDs can be found at the following link: http://www.gsa.gov/mascategoryrequirements. There are no clause changes or policy changes to the application of SCLS at this time.
  • Price Proposal Template (PPT) – Refresh 16 includes changes to the primary Price Proposal Templates.
    • Offer and Modification Products Price Proposal Templates
      • Supporting Invoice or Document Number (Initial submittal) and Page Location columns added to align with the Offer and Modification Services and Training Price Proposal Templates.
    • Modification Products & Services and Training Price Proposal Templates
      • Templates now include a Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) tab and Non-TDR tab for Economic Price Adjustments.
    • Offer and Modification Products & Services and Training Price Proposal Templates
      • Instructional language related to joint venture offerors added to the Read Me First tab.
      • Revising column header, Difference in GSA Price (exclusive of IFF) and MFC Price (%) to Difference between GSA Discount and MFC Discount (%).

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