Release Notes





GSA Administrative Contracting Officer

Central Intake Desks (CIDs)

FAS established a transformational process for MAS Contract Administration: the establishment of Central Intake Desks (CID). A CID is located at each MAS Acquisition Center for the receipt of all incoming paper and email modification requests.

Clause Exception

Vendor submitting contract proposals under the General Services Administration's Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program may specify exception to a solicitation clause.  The PCO may approve, reject or request more clarification for a particular clause exception.

Contract Load

Several windows/screens in the Client Server Application, FSS Online within the PR module used to load and display contract information including vendor clause exceptions.

Contracting Professionals

Refers to both Contracting Officers and Contracting Specialists access and review electronic offers (e-offers) and modifications (e-mods) submitted by vendors via the FSS-19 system.


Contract Officer review System


Electronic Contract File


Electronic Contract Management System ( eCMS) - This system enables paperless processes for solicitations, vendor submission of proposals, bid evaluation and award determination, contract writing, and contract management processes, as well as establishing and enforcing standard acquisition practices and policies department-wide.


eOffer/eMod web-based applications that allow companies to electronically prepare and submit contract proposals and contract modifications under the General Services Administration's Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program. The General Services Administration launched eOffer and eMod as the paperless means to streamline the contract award and modification process in May and July of 2004, respectively.


GSA Federal Acquisition Service – Chief Information Officer


Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) – Is a GSA operated website that contains all federal solicitation information.


Formatted Price List - Is part of an initiative by GSA, being piloted by Financial And Business Solutions (FABS) schedule 520, to streamline the electronic price list process, and to create a database whereby customer agencies can search for their desired services and compare pricing.


Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG) system stores contract and order information.  FAS automatically transmits all legacy FSS records regardless of value. Every modification to that contract and/or order must be report to the FPDS-NG system. FPDS-NG's data are used to create recurring and special reports to the President, Congress, Government Accountability Office, Federal executive agencies, and the general public. It is extremely important that data contained in FPDS-NG is accurate, complete, and submitted in a timely manner.


Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative – Is the result of a partnership between GSA and the US Department of Treasury, responding to an Office of Management and Budget and Office of Federal Procurement  Policy request requiring all agencies to identify commodities to be purchased more efficiently through strategic sourcing.

IL 2011-09

Instructional Letter 2011-09 – Was memo released by the GSA Office of Acquisition Management outlining new instructions for the implementation of the requirement for subcontracting plans.


Industrial Operations Analyst

ISO 3166

International Organization of Standardization (ISO) – ISO 3166 is the international standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisions.


Refers to Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program


North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are used by the government to classify business establishments according to type of economic activity.

Offer Registration System (ORS)

ORS is a web-based application that is used for offer registration, tracking, and awarding contracts from GSA Schedules. It is the initial entry point where contracts begin their life cycle through the FSS-19 system. ORS is utilized by all Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Centers as the standard procurement system.

Online Content Management System (OCMS)

A web accessible contract management system used by FAS's Supplier Management Division. The system is used by Industrial Operations Analysts (IOAs) and Administrative Contracting Officers (ACOs) to document Contractor Assistance Visits (CAVs) and to prepare Contractor Report Cards. 


Procurement Contracting Officer (PCO) - is the only person who can bind, limited to the extent of the authority delegated by the head of the agency, the United States government to a contract with a vendor.


Schedule Input Program – a proprietary software program provided by GSA to assist contract holders with uploading their electronic catalogue.