Tuesday Insight – November 7th, 2023: New GSA MAS Contract Mod “Close Contract For New Awards” Enhances Transparency

Nov 21, 2023

A new modification type, Close Contract for New Awards, is now available in eMod. This mod allows contractors to notify potential and current customers of their MAS contract status for accepting new orders due to end of contract period approaching, business issues, or the consolidation of multiple MAS contracts down to one per Phase 3 of MAS Consolidation.

The instances in which this mod might be used could include:

  1. Close a contract with a dependent BPA for a Streamlined or MAS Consolidation Phase 3 Contact
    1. There is a BPA awarded that requires the contract to remain active.

What does this mean for you, our Industry partners?

  • Streamlined and MAS Consolidation Phase 3 Contract Holders – making sure customers know which contract is your old MAS contract is now easier! You can now submit a modification so your older contracts for which you can no longer accept orders are transparently displayed as “closed” in eLibrary and removed from GSA Advantage! and eBuy to avoid confusion. Note: BPAs will still be active in GSA Advantage! and eBuy.
  • Supply Chain issues can be a real problem in today’s economy. If you can’t keep up with customer demand, talk with your Contracting Officer about options that include permanently closing – or even canceling – your contract. Cancellations can be done at any time in eMod and become effective in 30 days.

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