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On September 19, 2016, the General Services Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued a memorandum to the Commissioner of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), the unit responsible for administering the GSA’s Federal Supply Schedules (Schedule Program). The memorandum, detailed major issues identified during the OIG’s Fiscal Year 2014 pre-award audits in which 79% of the schedule holders reviewed had issues within the compliance of their GSA Schedule.
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The OIG published the following findings:
- Contractors’ Commercial Sales Practices (CSP) disclosures were not consistently providing sufficient sales information to ensure GSA was receiving fair and reasonable pricing;
- Schedule prices were being treated as ceilings where agencies have the option to negotiate prices downward (meaning that the list prices were not the lowest prices);
- GSA has not been maximizing savings identified in pre-award audits based on disclosures related to commercial transactions; and
- The Price Reduction Clause (PRC) was being negated by an ineffective basis of award customers.
- Contractors were providing the government with unqualified labor;
- Contractors had inadequate systems to accumulate and report schedule sales and are improperly computing Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) payments; and
- Contractors are overbilling their customer agencies for contract products and services.
Come join the GCO Consulting Group for a 1-hour webinar that will cover advanced compliance topics to include best practices to assist in addressing the areas of concern found in the OIG’s report. The following areas of compliance will be discussed during the webinar:
- Labor Category Mapping and the RFQ Process (Ensuring labor category mapping doesn’t result in over charging)
- Basis of Award Monitoring (Left of the Sale Process and how BOA monitoring still applies to your Schedule until the TDR pilot is fully implemented)
- GSA Schedule Pricing Best Practices (Focus on Non Schedule Item Marking, and the current state and future of ODCs)
- CTA best practices
- True IFF Sales Tracking/Reporting (Pitfalls and best practices for monitoring and tracking sales)
- Transactional Data Reporting and the Impact to your GSA Schedule