GSA MAS 99 – Flight Training Professional Services

What exactly is GSA MAS 99?

GSA MAS 99 refers to the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program. Its solicitation is found in and classified as Product Service Code: 99 – MISCELLANEOUS, ergo “GSA MAS 99.” Also referred to as the “Schedule,” MAS 99 is the premier contract vehicle for the federal government. The Schedule Program is a long term government wide contract between commercial suppliers – such as BGI – and the federal government. Schedule holders give federal buyers access to millions of commercial products and services at negotiated ceiling prices. These purchases represent approximately 21 percent of overall federal procurement spending – approximately $42 Billion per year!

The GSA MAS solicitation is comprised of Large Categories, Subcategories, and Special Item Numbers (SINs). Currently, the GSA MAS hosts 12 large categories representing available products and services with offerings further refined through classification into one of 83 subcategories. Finally, specific products or services are defined to reflect areas of expertise through one of over 300 available SINs mapped to corresponding North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes.

Holding a Schedule contract can open doors for BGI to conduct business, but it requires effort and commitment to succeed. The Schedule contract will need to be managed, marketed, and opportunities actively pursued. Bottom line, winning a Schedule contract is not the “end” but instead it’s simply the “means to an end”.

The Professional Services Category, previously known as the 00CORP Professional Services Schedule (PSS), offers federal, state and local governments innovative solutions to their professional services needs. The Training Subcategory includes Business Administrative, Environmental, Financial, Identity Protection, Language, Legal, Logistical, Non-IT Technical and Engineering Services, Marketing and Public Relations, and Training. BGI is purpose-built and deeply experienced since its founding in 1994 to integrate operational, technical, and engineering expertise to enhance customer capability by adding value in aviation, defense, and national security training programs. BGI will continue this legacy while offering services in the following Subcategory and new SIN applicable to instruction:

  • 611512 Flight Training

SIN 611512 Flight Training includes the performance of all professional services associated with aviation and flight training.

BGI anticipates offering labor categories such as Subject Matter Expert/Senior Instructor, Senior/Junior/Associate Operational Analyst, Principal Engineer, Senior Engineer, Engineer, Associate Engineer, and more, in support of the following BGI Core Services:

  • Aircrew Training Device Instruction
  • Aircrew Classroom Instruction, Performance Evaluation, and Remedial Instruction
  • Aviation Training System design, installation, configuration, and testing
  • Training and Operational Requirements Analysis
  • Aviation Service /Product Testing and Design Requirements validation
  • Flight Instruction

Why buy from BGI through a Schedule contract?

How to buy from BGI through GSA Schedules?

Prospective Clients may purchase services either non-competitively or competitively and a SOW may be required (services priced at hourly rates/T&M-type contracts) or may not (supplies and fixed-price services/FFP-type contracts), as directed by acquisitions regulations.

Sole Source Clients may contact BGI directly to inquire about services offered under SIN 611512. The GSA eLibrary serves as the online source for detailed information. Upon becoming a GSA Schedule holder, BGI will be listed with details accessible including solicitation, terms and conditions, clauses, and socioeconomic status.

All purchases regardless of competition type will be made via GSA Advantage! and through the release of RFIs and RFQs via eBuy . In the end, our Buyer will benefit from saved time and money. GSA manages the single master contract vehicle to fulfill complex or ongoing needs thereby reducing the overall contract awards and administration burden, while ensuring our Client benefits from BGI’s proven excellence and innovative solutions at the guaranteed lowest rates!

BGI Competes in AFWERX Challenge – Accelerating Pilots to Combat-Ready Aviators

BGI proposed an innovative solution to streamline the development of newly-winged pilots into Combat-Ready Aviators. Teamed with Two Blue Aces LLC, BGI submitted a unique Pilot Coaching plan centered on connecting elite combat-veteran coaches with individual FTU pilots to develop the human capital required in future combat aviation using modern, standardized and integrated tools. Our coaches enhance the individual’s critical combat training skills as well as the development of their warrior ethos. The result of this process, which is scalable across the CAF, develops more capable wingmen and a stronger foundation for future Air Force leadership.

The BGI/TBA team delivers a powerful mix of personalized coaches including tactically relevant F-16 SMEs and former senior Air Force leaders to a class of pilots in the fighter pipeline. Hand-selected coaches pair with students at the beginning of an F-16 basic course class and follow them through the CMR check-ride. These coaches provide tools/skills for students to develop critical thinking abilities and airborne leadership skills while instilling a strong sense of USAF aviation heritage and culture. The coaches cultivate growth of individual pilot’s strengths and improve weaknesses identified in the process.

During each syllabus phase, coaches schedule mentoring blocks within each training module. These coaching sessions provide extensive depth and perspective to the F-16’s mission and the wingman’s role in complex combat missions. Active coaching complements traditional training by providing a unique and innovative additive to pilot development.

All information exchanges are collected and available to be data-mined for future use and process improvement. The program will be validated using objective syllabus completion data and subjective exit interviews. Student pilots and combat unit leadership will complete surveys related to pilot critical thinking skills, maturity and overall combat mission readiness.
As additional value to the Air Force, these relationships will endure throughout the pilots’ Air Force career, allowing the seeds of change to thrive from within. Combat squadrons require unique cohesion as well as a common operating picture. In previous generations, this was done organically and occurred naturally with a much larger fighting force and breadth of experience. Today’s combat squadrons are increasingly less experienced due to increased operations tempo, reduced manning, accelerated syllabi and overall less “touchpoints” for culture enrichment and coaching opportunities.

This holistic approach to combat aviator development, readiness and leadership will accelerate proficiency, reduce the re-fly rate and result in definitive cost/time savings. This model is applicable across the combat aviator training spectrum. It can be an integrated effort across Air Combat, Global Strike, Training, Mobility and Special Operations commands.