The Professional Services Schedule (PSS) – The Professional Services Schedule (PSS) enables Federal agencies to procure a wide variety of professional services using a single Schedule contract.
00CORP 500: Order-Level Materials (OLMs)
Order-Level Materials (OLMs) are supplies and/or services acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order placed against a Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract or FSS blanket purchase agreement (BPA). OLMs are not defined, priced, or awarded at the FSS contract level. They are unknown before a task or delivery order is placed against the FSS contract or FSS BPA. OLMs are only authorized for inclusion at the order level under a Time-and-Materials (T&M) or Labor-Hour (LH) Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) and are subject to a Not To Exceed (NTE) ceiling price. OLMs include direct materials, subcontracts for supplies and incidental services for which there is not a labor category specified in the FSS contract, other direct costs (separate from those under ODC SINs), and indirect costs. OLMs are purchased under the authority of the FSS Program and are not “open market items.”
Items awarded under ancillary supplies/services or other direct cost (ODC) SINs are not OLMs. These items are defined, priced, and awarded at the FSS contract level, whereas OLMs are unknown before an order is placed. Ancillary supplies/services and ODC SINs are for use under all order type CLINs (Fixed-Price (FP), T&M, and LH), whereas the Order-Level Materials SIN is only authorized for use under T&M and LH order CLINs.
The Order-Level Materials SIN is only authorized for use in direct support of another awarded SIN. Price analysis for OLMs is not conducted when awarding the FSS contract or FSS BPA; therefore, GSAR 538.270 and 538.271 do not apply to OLMs. OLMs are defined and priced at the ordering activity level in accordance with GSAR clause 552.238-82 Special Ordering Procedures for the Acquisition of Order-Level Materials. Prices for items provided under the Order-Level Materials SIN must be inclusive of the Industrial Funding Fee (IFF). The value of OLMs in a task or delivery order, or the cumulative value of OLMs in orders against an FSS BPA awarded under an FSS contract, cannot exceed 33.33%.
874 1: Integrated Consulting Services
Contractors shall provide expert advice and assistance in support of an agency’s mission-oriented business functions. Services covered by this SIN include: Management or strategy consulting, including research, evaluations, studies, analyses, scenarios/simulations, reports, business policy and regulation development assistance and strategy formulation * Facilitation and related decision support services * Survey services, using a variety of methodologies, including survey planning, design, and development; survey administration; data validation and analysis; reporting, and stakeholder briefings *Advisory and assistance services in accordance with FAR 37.203 NOTE: Consulting services where the preponderance of work is specifically covered under other PSS SINS or GSA Schedules are not permitted under this SIN. NOTE: Legal, consulting, and audit services pertaining to financial matters are not covered under this SIN. Refer to 520 SINs. Consulting services relating to public relations are not covered under this SIN. Refer to SIN 541-2, Public Relations Services.
874 7: Integrated Business Program Support Services
Contractors shall provide services to assist agencies in managing their mission-oriented business projects or programs and achieving mission performance goals. Services covered by this SIN include:
* All phases of program or project management, from planning to closeout.
* Operational/administrative business support services in order to carry out program objectives.
NOTE 1: Program support services where the preponderance of work is specifically covered under other PSS SINS or GSA Schedules are not permitted under this SIN.
NOTE 2: Administrative support services are authorized under this SIN; however, they must be provided in conjunction with other professional business services covered under this Schedule and must be performed under the supervision of the contractors Project or Program Manager. Personal services as defined in FAR are prohibited under MOBIS.
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