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General Services Administration. Schedule Input Program (SIP). INSTALL. The download file is in both an EXE format and a ZIP format. If your Local Area Network (LAN) is protected by a firewall, download the SIP95.zip file, otherwise, download the SIP.exe file.

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General Services Administration

Schedule Input Program (SIP)


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INSTALL

  • The download file is in both an EXE format and a ZIP format. If your Local Area Network (LAN) is protected by a firewall, download the SIP95.zip file, otherwise, download the SIP.exe file.

  • After you have downloaded SIP95.exe to your desktop, double click on the file to install it on your computer.

  • Setup/Install will take you through a number of screens, you will come to a screen which contains a warning message, please read it CAREFULLY.


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INSTALL c:\SIP95v505. This will ENSURE that you do not overwrite your existing data. Continue to complete the SIP 5.05 install. (cont.)

  • Once you have downloaded the SIP95.zip file to your computer's desktop you will need the WinZip utility installed on your computer.

  • If you do not know or do not have this on your pc you can download it from http://www.WinZip.com

  • There are installation instructions on www.WinZip.com for the installation of this program. Once you have WinZip installed double click on the SIP95.zip



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Contractor Screen from above.

Data required is the Vendor’s basic

Corporate information.

  • Click on FILE, OPEN,

  • CONTRACTOR or Click on

  • the CONTRACTOR icon

  • Click EDIT

  • Enter information, SAVE

  • *There are REQUIRED fields. The system will notify you when these fields have not been completed


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Primary Contract from above.Information Screen

  • 1. Select Add from the Tool bar.

  • Enter the Contract Number, Schedule

  • Number, Contract Administrator Name, Telephone Number and Time of Delivery.

  • Note: These are required fields. If you attempt to save a record that has any blank required data fields an error message listing these fields will be displayed.

  • Select Save to save the record or Cancel to cancel the record.

  • Select Edit from the Toolbar. You are now able to change the data fields previously entered.

  • Select Save to save the changes or Cancel to cancel the changes.

  • Click on Find to locate the number, the search will attempt to find the closest record that matches your search.

  • If there is no close match ('No matching records found') will appear, otherwise

  • the matching record will appear.

  • The Find button will now say Find Again and will continue to say Find Again

  • until it says (There were no more matches found). Click Ok then Click Cancel to cancel the search.


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Import Option from above.

  • The Import speed buttonsMove Data into Import, Validate Data and Import Into SIP are accessed from the Main Menu. If a speed button or menu option is grayed, access to that option is not currently available. For example, if the Validate Data speed button is grayed, you must first select the Move Data into Import speed button before the data can be verified.

  • To change or modify data before it is imported into the system, the user may select one or more of the following speed buttons: Contractor, Contract, Product, Service, Accessory, Text Files or Options. These speed buttons are also accessed from the Main Menu.


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Importing Files from above.

The system will transport data files, formatted for SIP 5.x., into Import.

1. Place your Import text files, Import DBF files, Import excel files or Import from a previous version of SIP into the \SIP95\IMPORT subdirectory.

2. Click on the Move Data into Import speed button .

3. Select either Import text files, Import DBF files, Import excel files or Import from a previous version of SIP from the Import Data screen.

4. Select Import to allow the system to transport the files or Cancel to cancel the process.

5. Select OK to confirm the data has been imported successfully. The system will automatically validate the data files once the files are read.

* Importing Excel files: quotes ( " ) cannot be used in the Excel files import data, Excel does that for you..

* The ' ~ ' character at the end of each file is required for text files only. It does not apply to Excel or dbf files.


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Product Information Screen from above.

  • Each approved item on your price list must be entered into this screen. You can manually enter in data or Import your information using Excel files, DBF files or TXT files.

  • Much of the information on this screen is carried over from the Primary Contract Information screen.

***All items can be modified with the exception of FOBpoints.


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Pricing Screen from above.

  • MSRP must be equal to or more than the GSA price. The software will alert the vendor of the error and will not allow them to save the data until the correction is made.

  • The vendor will enter their MSRP and their GSA price in this screen. The MSRP is not viewed by the customer on GSA Advantage.

  • Temporary Prices are also entered in this screen. Temporary prices are not subject to contracting officer review as normal catalog files. Price Increases MUST be APPROVED by the Contracting Officer.

1.Select Edit from the Toolbar.

2 Enter the Commercial/Catalog Price and GSA price.

Note: These are required fields. If you attempt to save a record that has any blank required data fields an error message listing these fields will be displayed.

3. The Temporary Price field is optional and can be left blank. A Start date and End date are required if a price is entered.

4. Select Save from the navigator bar to save the record or Cancel to cancel the record.


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Price/Discount Screen from above.

  • Vendors are able to enter their additional quantity volume discounts or dollar volume discounts in this screen.


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Accessory Screen from above.

1. Select Add from the Tool bar.

2. Enter the Contract Number, Special Item Number , Manufacturer Name, Mfr Part/ Model Number, Accessory/Item Name, Accessory Description, Warranty Interval, Warranty Period and Production Point(s).

Note: These are required fields. If you attempt to save a record that has any blank required data fields an error message listing these fields will be displayed.

3. You must also attach an Accessory to at least one Product.

4. Select Save to save the record or Cancel to cancel the record.


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Options Screen from above.

  • Products entered in as an Option are only available as add-ons, substitutes or excluded from the base product.

  • Options are recommended for adding multiple color choices.


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Service Information Screen Colors/Fabrics table to build options for a group name. Select a product, then click on the ‘Assign colors/fabrics’ button.(ONLY in Versions 5.04 and Below)

  • Very similar to the Product Information Screen. Not as detailed due to the omission of product dimension information.


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Text File Screen Colors/Fabrics table to build options for a group name. Select a product, then click on the ‘Assign colors/fabrics’ button.

It is recommended that the text submitted NOT be voluminous. Large files will take longer to transport, longer to load onto GSA Advantage, and may become cumbersome for customers to use.


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Text File Format Colors/Fabrics table to build options for a group name. Select a product, then click on the ‘Assign colors/fabrics’ button.

  • We recommend that your text file follow the format outlined below:

  • Company name or *small logo (if using HTML)

  • Table of contents(by SIN).

  • This may be included under ordering instructions.

  • Ordering instructions/terms & conditions

  • Company overview (if necessary)

  • Description of products and services offered under each Special Item Number (important).

  • If you add images to your text file, you should include your image in the following HTML format:

  • <img src=http://www.your company.com/your image.jpg>


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Uploading Catalog Files Colors/Fabrics table to build options for a group name. Select a product, then click on the ‘Assign colors/fabrics’ button.

  • Upon completion of ALL of your catalog information, go to COMMUNICATIONS located on the SIP toolbar and click CREATE CATALOG FILE.

  • A dialog box will open, click OK. This will create your catalog files.

  • A final message will appear “Your files have been backed up…” click OK.

  • Go to COMMUNICATIONS, click SEND/RECEIVE files, click to SEND.

  • Select NEW CATALOG File, click the button marked “Click here to upload”. The system will notify you when your upload is completed.


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Thank You Colors/Fabrics table to build options for a group name. Select a product, then click on the ‘Assign colors/fabrics’ button.

If you require or would like further assistance, please contact the Vendor Support Center at:

(877) 495-4849

or

(703) 305-6235

Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

or email us at [email protected] or visit us on the web at http://vsc.fss.gsa.gov


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