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Schedule 65 I B Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products

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Important Notice

The 65 I B solicitation has been updated!

The Schedule

Federal Supply Schedule Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products contracts are awarded for non-prescription medicated cosmetics; drugs (including generics and over-the-counter); IV delivery systems; nutritional supplements; and soaps & dispensing equipment.

Federal Supply Code (FSC) — The FSC Class(es)/Product Codes(s) for the 65 I B Schedule include:

  • 6505 — Drugs and Biologicals
  • 6508 — Medicated Cosmetics and Toiletries

Special Item Numbers — Access a comprehensive listing of the special item numbers under the 65 I B Schedule. Note that SINs requiring a prescription are not available for purchase through GSA Advantage.

65 I B Maximum Order Thresholds — The Contractor is not obligated to honor any order for a combination of items in excess of:

Special Item Number (SIN) Maximum Order Threshold
42-1—42-5, INP $250,000 per item
$1,000,000 per order
622 $25,000 per item / per order

Public Law 102-585 — Visit the Public Law page for information on SIN 42-2A and the Public Law process!

65 I B Contract Extensions — Prior to the expiration of the initial 5 year base contract period, 65 I B contractors must submit a proposal for a new FSS contract.  65 I B contracts will be granted short-term extensions only, ensuring ample time for submission and review of a new proposal.  All new and follow-on 65 I B proposals with an estimated annual value of $5 million will be submitted to the VA OIG for pre-award audit review.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Codes and Business Size Determination — The following NAICS codes and size standards apply under the 65 I B Solicitation:

NAICS Code Description Small Business Size Standard
325412 Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing 750 Employees (Manufacturer)
500 Employees (Distributor)
325611 Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing 750 Employees (Manufacturer)
500 Employees (Distributor)
In accordance with FAR 19.102(f), the applicable small business size standard for wholesalers, dealers, distributors, or other non-manufacturers is 500 employees.

The Solicitation

65 I B Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, & Hematology Related Products Schedule solicitation has been updated!  The new solicitation (M5-Q50A-03-R7) is available for download via FedBizOpps.

Download the R7 Update Summary for a summary of the formatting changes and a complete listing of the updated clauses and provisions.

Please take note of the new solicitation format.  It is recommended that you retain a copy of the solicitation and your proposal for your records.  Offerors and contractors are held accountable and responsible for complying with all of the provisions and clauses located in the solicitation document.

We will accept solicitation proposals submitted under versions other than the current R7 through June 1, 2014.  After this date, all non–R7 proposals will be returned without further action.

The Solicitation Package — The list below outlines the documents that comprise the current 65 I B solicitation package (M5-Q50A-03-R7), including the specific elements which make up a complete proposal package.  It is essential that all required elements are accurate, current, and complete — incomplete or incorrect submissions may be returned without further consideration, and could greatly lengthen the processing time of your proposal.

  • 01—Read Me First
  • 02—Solicitation Document
  • 03—Regulations Incorporated by Reference
  • 04—Vendor Response Document (Return with offer)
  • 05—Commercial Sales Practice Format (Return with offer)
  • 06—Price Proposal (Return with offer)
  • 07—Past Performance Evaluation (Return with offer for new FSS contractors)
  • 08—Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Return with offer for large businesses whose total estimated contract value exceeds $650,000)
  • 09—Overseas Delivery (Return with offer when proposing overseas delivery)
  • 10—Overseas Price Proposal (Return with offer when proposing overseas delivery)

Required Amendments — In addition to the documents/information required for the solicitation package, you must also submit the Amendments outlined below. Failure to submit all required Amendments may delay the review of your solicitation proposal package.

  • None at this time

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