“Overview of Category Management, Spend Under Management, Best-in-Class Contracts and GSA Schedules”
2020 has brought about more changes for GSA’s consolidated Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) – the first refresh to the solicitation and the MAS “Phase II” mandatory modification that is converting existing contractors to the new MAS solicitation and Special Item Number (SIN) structure.
The Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Transformation initiative is one of four cornerstone projects underpinning GSA’s Federal Marketplace Strategy to modernize and simplify the
buying and selling experience for customers, suppliers and acquisition professionals.
GSA will modernize federal acquisition by consolidating the existing 24 Schedules into one single Schedule for products, services, and solutions. This will provide consistency in the
program for all stakeholders, make it easier for customers to find total solutions under one contract vehicle, ensure terms and conditions meet the needs of our customers, and eliminate
David Park - National Account Manager, Office of Customer and Stakeholder Engagement
Marcelo Olascoaga - Director, Customer Engagement & Solutions Development Division
Marcelo Olascoaga is the Director of Customer Engagement and Solutions Development Division (CESDD) for the Office of Information Technology Category (ITC) in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). The Federal Acquisition Service provides buying platforms and acquisition services to Federal, State, and Local governments for a broad range of items from office supplies to motor vehicles to information technology and telecommunications products and services. As an organization within FAS, ITC provides access to a wide range of commercial and custom IT products, services and solutions.
Previously, Mr. Olascoaga was a government contractor and an entrepreneur managing a start-up technology company conducting business in the United States and Latin America. Afterwards, he resumed his federal career in a start-up Government agency under the Department of the Treasury, where he was responsible for Enterprise Architecture, Capital Planning and Investment Control, and IT Strategic Planning. He continued his federal career as a CIO for an agency within USDA before joining the General Services Administration (GSA).