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GSA Creates New Special Item Number for 3-D Printers, Services; Walter Johnson Comments

GSA Creates New Special Item Number for 3-D Printers, Services; Walter Johnson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

GSAThe General Services Administration has added a new special item number for three-dimensional printers and services to the Multiple Award Schedule 36 acquisition vehicle for office equipment and supplies, Federal Times reported Friday.

Aaron Boyd writes SIN 51-400 is designed to serve as a central facility for vendors and federal agencies that plan to buy 3-D printing platforms and services.

Walter Johnson, contract specialist at the Federal Acquisition Service, said GSA's new SIN will also provide federal agencies with “consumable materials, ancillary equipment, imaging devices, software and rapid prototyping services“ in addition to 3-D or additive manufacturing tools.

Phillips, BahFed, Galloway Plastics and Tuckahoe Trading are the four contractors that offer 3-D printers and services via the new SIN, Boyd reports.

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