The General Services Administration may consolidate its 31 Federal Supply Schedules into eight, a top agency official said Wednesday.
GSA has floated the idea to industry groups and customer agencies of reorganizing the supply schedules program to make it easier for government buyers to navigate, Jeff Koses, GSA’s director of acquisition operations, said at a conference of the Coalition for Government Procurement.
“In some ways, schedules have become more complex to navigate than they were 10 to 20 years ago,” Koses said.
Reducing the number of schedules and grouping them into “families” could make it easier for agencies to find offered products and services, he said.
GSA announced earlier this year that it will use a “demand-based model” to phase out more than 8,000 contracts it identified as obsolete.
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