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GSA Multiple-Award Schedules:
How much more will they shrink?

By Alice Lipowicz, Editor, Set-Aside Alert

     The General Services Administration’s Multiple-Award Schedules program is quietly shrinking.

     Total awards made through GSA schedules have dropped by 15% in value in five years, from $39 billion in fiscal 2010 to $33 billion in fiscal 2014, according to the latest data from the GSA’s Schedule Sales Query website.

     The schedules program generally flies under the radar, so awareness of the trend may have been slow to develop. But industry concern is now growing and could lead to more public debate on the schedules’ future.

     The timing of such a discussion could be apt as GSA is preparing another round of initiatives affecting the schedules, including category management and “hallways,” and also preparing for new leadership....
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