Benefits and Considerations (Consolidated)
Benefits of the Consolidated Schedule over single Schedules
The Consolidated Schedule offers one comprehensive tool to use on a task requiring the expertise of more than one service Schedule. Management of the Consolidated Schedule is simplified to one contract, reducing the number of reports, contract numbers, etc involved in the process.
Marketing is streamlined into the support of one contract number.
The company has access to a greater breadth of tasks (both in the single Schedule categories as well as the Consolidated Schedule offerings).
An agency can place a task order under a single Schedule and select a Consolidated Schedule company, or an agency could decide to restrict the task order to Consolidated Schedule contractors only.
Considerations to migrating to the Consolidated Schedule
Potential longevity of the Consolidated Schedule contract: No Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) can have a component that is more than 20 years old. This factor drives the potential longevity of the new Consolidated Schedule contract. For example, when migrating an existing Logistics Worldwide (LOGWORLD) contract awarded in 2005 with a Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS) contract awarded in 2009, the new Consolidated contract could potentially last until 2025 (20 years from the date of the oldest contract award). This means that the MOBIS portion would only be in use until 2025, a total of 16 years.
Business size is driven by the largest sales history: If you merge multiple single Schedules to make a Consolidated Schedule, the single Schedule Special Item Number NAICS, with the greatest historical sales, will determine the business size of the new Consolidated contract. For example: LOGWORLD is merged with MOBIS to make a Consolidated Schedule. LOGWORLD SIN 874-507 has the highest sales and the NAICS threshold for designation up to $35.5M. The company’s revenue was $10M, making it’s MOBIS contract (with NAICS 541611, threshold $7M) listing large. Now the entire new consolidated contract will be listed as small (under the $35.5M threshold of the LogWorld SIN 874-507). As with all Schedules, business size is reevaluated at each option period.
Sales history is critical to migration eligibility: Single Schedules that do not meet the minimum sales requirements are not eligible to be merged into a Consolidated Schedule. The Consolidated Schedule is not an opportunity to protect a contract that has low sales.
How does a company acquire a Consolidated Schedule contract?
A company can become a Consolidated Schedule contractor in two ways:
- Migrate two or more of their current single Schedules (that are eligible) into a consolidated contract. The migration document is Form 33 in the solicitation; or
- Apply for two or more single Schedules in a new consolidated offer.