The General Services Administration (GSA) is leaving dozens of vendors under Schedule 75 for offices supplies in the cold with the news that it doesn’t plan on accepting new offers or renewing current schedule holders’ contracts for at least another nine months, and probably more like 12 months.
Large and small companies alike are facing the loss of their schedule contracts as many are coming to the end of their evergreen 20-year contract. And some, such as 3M, will be without a spot on schedule, which brought in $518 million in sales in fiscal 2015, altogether for several years to come.
3M saw its Schedule 75 contract expired Feb. 28. While large business has received almost no sales through the schedule over the last few years, it’s an example of the increasingly shrinking industrial base agencies have to choose from.
On the other hand, the largest small-business vendor under Schedule 75, ABM Federal Sales — which brought in $311 million in revenue from sales under Schedule 75 since it started federal business — saw its contract expire in April. ABM holds a spot on the Office Supplies strategic sourcing contract, known as OS3, so it’s not cut out of the market altogether.
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