GSA FCP Transition in Full Swing

by | Feb 13, 2024 | Insights, Procurement and Pricing

If you hold a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, you’ll want to pay attention to updates on the on-going rollout of the Federal Acquisition Service Catalog Platform (FCP). The new platform provides a modern framework for suppliers to provide Contracting Officers with information about the products and services offered through their contract and to ensure data is up-to-date and compliant. Moreover, FCP integrates with GSA Advantage, eMOD, and eLibrary, making separate SIP and EDI updates a thing of the past.

GSA initiated the transition to FCP with a targeted ‘pilot’ of ~30 vendors within the OS4 (Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Office Supplies Fourth Generation) program. Based on positive feedback and the smooth on-boarding of these suppliers, GSA has been rolling the program out to other product schedule holders throughout 2024. The tentative plan is to begin on-boarding service contracts in 2025 (eventually all MAS contracts will be transitioned to FCP). Note that new contract offers cannot be submitted through FCP; it is intended only for existing contract holders to provide updates needed to maintain their catalog and submit modifications.

An important aspect of the new FCP platform is its connection with GSA’s Compliance & Pricing (C&P) report. Product suppliers will now receive a C&P report after file submission providing price research and highlighting areas of non-compliance for correction. Suppliers will be able to use FCP to quickly remove any over-priced or non-compliant products submitted and streamline the approval process for SKUs that can be awarded without negotiation or correction.

Learn more about FCP and access the Public User Guide here.

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