Mass Modifications – How to Stay Up to Date with GSA Solicitation Refreshes

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The General Services Administration (GSA) will occasionally refresh the terms and conditions across all of the GSA Schedule solicitations. When a Schedule solicitation refreshes, it can be for several reasons such as adding, deleting, or amending Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) clauses or adding or revising the Special Item Numbers (SINs). Occasionally, the refresh contains simple formatting or spelling changes.

When changes are made to the Schedule solicitations, GSA issues a Mass Modification to all contract holders under the applicable Schedule. These changes must be accepted on each of your contracts to keep your contract up to date with the latest solicitation terms and conditions. Vendors can request an exception to specific terms and conditions in a Mass Modification; however, these exceptions can be difficult to get approved. If a vendor has any outstanding Mass Modifications, they will not be able to modify their contract until the Mass Modifications are accepted. If a vendor has more than one contract under the same Schedule, such as two IT70 Schedules, the Mass Modification must be accepted for BOTH Schedules.

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