PF 2017-34 - OMB Memorandum M-17-29, Best-in-Class Mandatory Solution -Package Delivery Services
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DATE: August 24, 2017
TO: Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division
Office of Policy
Office of Acquisition Management
SUBJECT: OMB Memorandum M-17-29, Best-in-Class Mandatory Solution -
Package Delivery Services
SUMMARY: The subject Memorandum was issued on July 27, 2017.
As prescribed in the subject memorandum, effective immediately all activities
shall leverage the Best-in-Class (BIC) mandatory contract sourcing solution for
package delivery services.The contract and related information on package
delivery services are available via the Transportation and Logistics Services
Hallway on the General Services Administration (GSA) Acquisition Gateway at
The OMB Memo directs that each agency develop a transition plan to obtain all of
the agency's package delivery service needs from the mandatory contract solution.
To assist the Senior Procurement Executives (SPE) in developing the required
transition plan, we are asking the Heads of Contracting Activity (HCA) to submit
to their SPE their plan for transition (see attached template) NLT August 28th to
allow time for consolidation, review, and submission.
This memo and the process has been discussed Department-wide by the POC in
MA-40. Highlights of the new contract have been discussed as has how each user
will be required to complete tasks order in the new contract. Copies of the NGDS
Category Management Bulletin; GSA Package Delivery Services Summit II
presentation slides; NGDS Contracting Officer's Ordering Guide; FedEx contract,
FedEx Pricing; UPS contract; and UPS pricing have been provided to all DOE
Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Jeff Davis at
email@example.com or at (202) 287-1877.