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GSA’s Human Resource Multiple Award Schedule 738 X is Expanding its Offerings, Making it Easier to Access Human Capital Services

WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S General Services Administration is re-organizing its Human Resources (HR) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 738 X in support of the government-wide Category Management goals of reducing contract redundancy, increasing cost savings, and streamlining the acquisition process.

These HR MAS 738 X Schedule changes will make it easier for customer agencies to identify and access human capital services solutions. By using the full spectrum of human capital professional service providers, customers will be able to award contracts and task orders more efficiently, ultimately providing greater small business opportunities for providers in their designated area of expertise.

Aligning with the U.S Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Human Capital Business Reference Model (HC BRM), the newly re- named Human Capital Management and Administrative Support Services Schedule 738 X will contain 10 new Special Item Numbers (SINS) defining specific Human Resources service “families” or sub-categories. It is expected to be fully implemented by the end of April 2017.

“HR MAS 738 X is a great example of GSA adapting to the needs of the federal government - we’re providing an expanded HR solution that aligns with the Federal Human Capital Business Reference Model of OPM,” said Peter Han, GSA Northeast and Caribbean Acquisition Center Director.

“By modernizing the MAS HR Schedule 738 X, GSA is able to meet customer requirements and provide better value to our federal customers and taxpayers. This is a first step. We’ll continue to implement innovative strategies as we work on evolving an HR schedule that meets our customer needs.”

The enhanced MAS Schedule 738 X will make it easier for customers to identify specific HR service providers while leveraging a vendor pool with 60 percent designated as small business. Delivering best value and expanding opportunities for small businesses, the refreshed Schedule 738 X complements the new Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) acquisition vehicle by fulfilling all the less complex and more routine requirements in the HR arena for uncustomized commercial services.

With its restored original scope, HR MAS 738 X is a viable candidate for “Best-in-Class”  (BIC) designation. This is a contracting and acquisition classification used across government to denote contracts that meet rigorous category management performance criteria. A BIC contract is recognized as a ‘good-for-government’ purchasing solutions which should be used by all agencies. HR MAS 738 X contracts are 5-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with the provision for three option periods totaling up to 20 years ensuring continuity of services. It complies with Federal Acquisition Regulation Subpart 8.4 procedures and allows for task or delivery orders, blanket purchase agreements (BPAs), and contractor teaming arrangements, including partnering and subcontracting. These changes will not impact current contracts and task orders.

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