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

FROM:          Chief
                      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
                      this URL:


                      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
                      mail managers.

                     Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Jeff Davis at
             or at (202) 287-1877.