Is it really easier to purchase from Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts than it is to procure on the open market?

Purchasing from MAS contracts offers the following advantages over procuring on the open market:

  • GSA has determined prices under MAS contracts to be fair and reasonable.
  • Synopses are not required for MAS purchases.
  • MAS contracts have been awarded in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Administrative time is reduced.
  • MAS contracts offer a wide selection of state-of-the-art commercial services and products.