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Duplicate Manufacturer Part Number Enhancement

In 2014, GSA sent notification to Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contractors regarding compliance with the requirement to submit complete and accurate product price lists for publication on GSA Advantage.

Effective November 23, 2015, contractors will be able to upload duplicate Manufacturer Part Numbers (MPNs) to GSA Advantage. This enhancement will eliminate the need to manipulate the MPN when a contractor has multiple manufacturers with the same MPN.

This notice is to also remind contractors of the requirements under clauses I-FSS-600 Contract Price Lists and 552.238-71 Submission and Distribution of Authorized FSS Schedule Price Lists. Per these clauses, price lists must be complete, and include all supplies, prices, and terms and conditions awarded under a contractor’s FSS contract. A complete price list means that all awarded base products are listed along with all associated descriptive data (to include MPN).

When a contractor’s GSA Advantage price list includes all awarded items and associated descriptive data, it enables customer ordering agencies to easily identify products and find the solutions they need. Improving the integrity of product data allows for better search, comparison of products, and facilitates smarter, data-driven buying decisions.

If you have either a service contract or a service contract with ancillary products, this requirement is not applicable to your contract.

For contractors with awarded products, your price list must include all awarded base products, along with accurate descriptive data. Base products consist of the basic model without any options or accessories.

All responses AND all product data must be received within 90 days of the date of issue of this notification.

For additional information please review the Manfucaturer Part Number FAQ.


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