Category Archives: GSA

GSA Changes Course on Commercial Terms

On July 31, 2015, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a memorandum to its acquisition workforce that side steps long-standing Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) rules aimed at recognizing the standard terms and conditions under which commercially oriented companies sell their products and services. The memorandum formalizes a GSA Class Deviation from FAR Part 12 and…
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GSA Proposes Significant Changes to GSA Schedule Pricing Practices

In a Proposed Rule published in the Federal Register on March 4, 2015, GSA provided notice of its intent to make significant changes in long standing GSA pricing practices supporting its Federal Supply Schedule program. The proposed changes, if adopted, will result in winners and losers among GSA Schedule holders and other GSA contractors. Most…
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New Reporting Requirement for Government Services Contracts

A Final Rule published in the Federal Register on December 31, 2013 that went into effect January 30, 2014 requires all U.S. Government (USG) agencies, except the Department of Defense (DoD), to include a new Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause in many USG service contracts. The FAR clause requires service contractors and first tier subcontractors…
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GSAIG Finds Rampant Contractor Non-Compliance in CSP Disclosures

In a Report dated March 8, 2013, the General Services Administration ("GSA") Office of Inspector General ("IG") once again reported rampant contractor non-compliance in the pricing disclosures submitted by contractors under the GSA Schedule program as reflected in preaward audits conducted by the GSAIG during FY 2011.  The findings follow a similar report by the GSAIG relating…
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