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GSA - 34734 - Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel - Agency Authority


Committee NameMultiple Award Schedule Advisory PanelAgency NameGeneral Services Administration
Fiscal Year2010Committee Number34734
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date3/18/2010Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date4/16/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director/Program Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter4/16/2010Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date4/16/2010Designated Federal Officer First Name*Pat
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Brooks
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Administrator''s DirectiveDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 605-3406
Effective Date Of Authority*3/26/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703) 605-3454
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Panel received written and oral presentations from the Multiple Awards Schedules (MAS) program stakeholders and subject matter experts from both government and industry. It reviewed the current pricing policies and procedures and data associated with workload and volume of transactions and dollars awarded under the MAS program.
How is membership balanced?*The membership included stakeholders from differing viewpoints and perspectives, including large and small agency customers, industry associations, and federal acquisitiona and auditing professionals.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year were - 8 Estimated Total Meetings - 12.The Panel has completed its deliberations. No meetings were held in FY2010.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Panel supported GSA in performing its duties and responsibilities to award contracts for products and services that assist other agencies with accomplishing their respective missions.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public. Meeting notices are published in the Federal Register. No meetings were held in FY 2010.
Recommendation RemarksThe Panel's final report has been issued to the Administrator. The Panel terminated in March 2010.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe final report has been forwarded to the Administrator
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentThe MAS program is in many instances the avenue that many firms, particularly small business, utilize to become active in the federal contracting market. Also many state contracting programs require firms to have MAS program contracts.Number Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentThe annual estimated volume of contract awards under the MAS program is approximately $35B. As a steward of the taxpayers dollars, GSA's goal is to obtain fair and reasonable prices and that use of the MAS program results in the lowest overall cost alternative. The MAS program provides for a variety of commercial products and services across several industries. Also, the government requirements are unique for each task and delivery order issued under the MAS program. Therefore, it is not possible to calculate cost savings.Grants Review CommentThe scope of the Panel's charter is for Multiple Award Schedule program contracts.
Number Of Recommendations*20Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Panel has forwarded the final report to the Administator.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Panel has forwarded the final report to the AdministratorAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Panel has forwarded the final report to the AdministratorAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentFederal Register Notices
Agency Feedback Comment*The Administrator has the discretion to determine, what recommendations will be implemented, and the timing for the implementation of those recommendations.Narrative Description*The Multiple Award Schedules program is one of the premier contracting programs for GSA. GSA negotiates and awards contract for client agencies for products and services they need to fulfill their missions. The MAS program spans several industries and provide a wide variety of commercial products and services. GSA has an obligation to its clients and taxpayers to negotiate a fair and reasonable price for these products and services. Since the MAS program was put in place, there have been significant changes in the commercial market place, to include the types of products and services being sold, the number of industry partners, and pricing strategies. The Panel's review of current pricing policies and procedures will enable the Administrator to determine whether changes to these policies and procedures are required or advisable to ensure that GSA negotiates prices than enable client agencies to award task and delivery orders that represent the best value and result in the lowest overall cost alternative.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$2,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$2,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.01Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-009995Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel2009
 COM-011057Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel2008