Welcome to the Multiple Awards Schedule Advisory Panel!

NOTICE: The Panel's Next Meeting(s) will be August 18, 2008

The General Services Administration established the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Advisory Panel in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

The Federal Acquisition Service negotiates MAS program contracts for commerical products and services. These contracts are for five years. The federal government issues task and delivery orders against the MAS contracts. State and local governments can also utilize several of the MAS program contracts.

The Competitition in Contracting Act, (CICA) requires MAS contracts and orders to result in the lowest overall cost alternative. To meet this requirement, the goal of the MAS price negotiation is to obtain government prices that are comparable to the firm's "most favored commercial customer". The MAS contracting officer must also determine prior to award that the negotiated prices are fair and reasonable. After award, the contractor may for various reasons, reduct his prices to commercial customers. Based upon price redcution provisions of the negotiated government contract, the government may also be entitled to the reduced prices.


The MAS Panel will provide independent advice and recommendations to GSA on pricing and price reduction provisions of the MAS program. The Panel will review the most favored customer provisions, price reduction policies and provisions, and current commercial pricing practices. The panel will determine what, if any, changes are required to these policies and provisions that will result in FAS being able to negotiate the lowest overall prices for federal customers. The MAS Panel will report to the Administrator, GSA.


Friday, Septembe 19, 2008, is the last date the panel will accept oral presentations. See the Fall 2008 Federal Register Notice for guidance for the submission of written comments.

Upcoming Meetings

Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008

Meeting Agendas Transcripts
August 18, 2008 Agenda
July 21, 2008 Agenda July 21, 2008
June 16-17, 2008 Agenda June 16, 2008 June 17, 2008
May 22, 2008 Agenda May 22, 2008
May 5, 2008 Agenda May 5, 2008


All Federal Register Meeting Notices

Federal Register Notice June 16, 2008 Meeting
Federal Register Notice May 5, 2008 Meeting
Federal Register Notice Fall 2008 Meetings

Panel Bios

GSAM and Solicitation Documents


Cotton & CompanyPresentation (21 July 2008)
Blue Ribbon Panel
JSP Centre MAS paper final (3)
GSA Stakeholder Hearing June 2008 BSK remarks 6-12-08
Stakeholder Expectations (Eldridge Jackson
ITAA Presentation
Federal Acquisition Schedules Presentation

Other MAS Advisory Panel Materials:

Fair and Reasonable Price - PIB
Acquisition Letter - EPA
MAS Price Reduction Clauses
MAS EPA Clauses
Number Transaction and Dollar Obligated FY06 and FY07
MAS 1102s June 2008
IFF Per Schedule FY06 and FY07
Dollar Sales per Schedule by SIN FY06 and FY07
Number of New Ctrs Awarded FY06 and FY07
George Washington University Law School
George Washington University Law School-Journal
MAS Charter
MAS Policy Statement
Buffalo Supply Response to IG Report
GSA Panel Supporting Documents
SARA Panel Recommendations
FAR Subpart 8.4 - Federal Supply Schedules
Comments To MAS Panel
Veterans Affairs Inspector General Report - VA IG Report
GSA COFPAES FSS 06-16-2008
May 22, 2008_Follow-Up-Questions-MOBIS
May 22, 2008 Follow Up Questions (Schedule 84)
FAS Data
Cauldwell - 18 August 2008
Cauldwell #2 - 18 August 2008
Cauldwell Statement 18 August 2008
Coalition (Del-Dolle and Connal) 18 August 2008
N Economou Statement
Comments to MAS Panel by Dore Fessler (VA)


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