Over the past several years, concern about pricing variability among the same or similar items on different schedule contracts led some agencies to publicly question whether they could rely on rates negotiated by GSA.
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A recent protest decision published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is a must-read for any federal contracting officer purchasing professional services off the GSA Schedules.
While big data presents myriad opportunities for improving government, the challenges of interpreting massive data sets demand a higher level of analytical skills, as well as a healthy respect for the unpredictability of human nature.
Earlier this month, GSA released its latest refreshes to the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) solicitations. While these changes to contract clauses and provisions typically impact contractors most, there were several updates in this round that will positively impact government agencies who purchase off the Schedules and other GSA contract vehicles.
The latest acquisition trend to hit the federal government is category management.
If you’re feeling a little gun-shy about using the Schedules, here are five online tools you can use to make sure you secure better pricing on your next GSA purchase.
While the act of offering a GSA Contract expedite can be valuable in serving federal buyers, it could be mis-utilized. Congress will be reviewing this complex practice in the nearing months (or years), to guarantee that this is not mis-utilized, and fairness is practiced among the Federal Acquisition Community.
The GSA is the centralized procurement arm of the federal government, establishing long term contracts with private businesses and agencies to provide billions of dollars of products, professional services, equipment, supplies telecommunications, and IT to federal agencies serving the public. Over 12,000,000 commercial items are made available each year through over 19,000 GSA Schedule contracts… Read more »