In an effort to inform the janitorial and maintenance supply industry about the Federal Strategic Sourcing initiative (FSSI), economic consulting firm, Bornstein & Song Research, has launched the JanSan FSSI Inform Initiative with the unveiling of a new informational website. 

In August, 2013, the General Services Administration will implement the FSSI for JanSan and MRO industries, reducing the number of Blanket Purchasing Awards (BPAs) to just 15 nationwide for each industry category respectively. There will be just three contracts awarded for cleaning compounds, three for paper products, and three awarded for motorized equipment.

“It is our determination that most of the JanSan industry is not aware of the pending FSSI implementation and the tremendous impact it will have on hundreds of independent distributors,” explains Samuel Bornstein, professor of accounting and taxation and partner with Bornstein & Song in Oakhurst N.J. “Our FSSI Inform Initiative is an effort to raise the awareness of the risk for businesses to lose a substantial amount of their government business as the GSA implements the FSSI for JanSan and MRO product categories.” 

The information contained in the website includes the listing of all government entities that will be mandated to purchase from the FSSI, the SINs associated with the FSSI, and steps interested parties can take to enlighten influencers about the impact FSSI will have on their business. 

On June 4, 2013, Bornstein & Song will issue a Bornstein & Song JanSan & MRO National Survey to the affected vendors in the upcoming FSSI for JanSan & MRO. The Survey is an informational survey to vendors of record to gather statistics to share with the US House Committee on Small Business and other interested entities involved with the implementation of FSSI.  

Visit for complete information about the FSSI for the janitorial and maintenance supply industry.