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TDR and the Changing Face of GSA OIG Pre-Award Audits

Every year, the General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts around 40-50 GSA schedule pre-award audits. The OIG selects companies to audit from a small group of high-volume contracts with an upcoming option. If you review the historical list of pre-award audits from the OIG’s Semiannual Reports to the Congress, many of […]

Hope Lane & Vanessa (Payne) Wilson Hosted a GSA Roundtable at the MCCC’s GovConNet Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference

Hope Lane and Vanessa (Payne) Wilson of Aronson’s Government Contract Services Group hosted a GSA Roundtable at the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s GovConNet Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference on Friday, May 17th. The conference attracted and connected federal, state, and local government officials with government contractors and the professionals who support them. This created a […]

Stay in the Game: Get Your Replacement GSA Schedule Contract Today!

As a contracting professional, you know rules are important—after all, they tell you how to play the game and avoid costly penalties. How can you keep winning if all the referees are playing by different rulebooks than the one you have been using? Don’t take unnecessary risks when your future sales are on the line. […]

GSA’s MAS Consolidation: A Big Step Forward

What’s Changing? On November 27, 2018, GSA announced it will consolidate all 24 of the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) into a single schedule, which will include more than 10 million commercial products under one set of terms and conditions. GSA plans to begin awarding new contracts under this schedule by FY2020. MAS Program Management Office […]

GSA Incorporates New Cyber and AI Technologies into IT Schedule 70

Keeping up-to-date with technology is essential to government agencies’ success. In order to better support customer agencies, the General Services Administration (GSA) continues to enhance and make improvements to technology offerings under the IT 70 Schedule. GSA is making changes to its cybersecurity SINs to reflect how the industry has evolved since the Special Item […]

GSA’s eBuy Open First Pilot Will Increase Competition and Transparency

What is the eBuy Open GSA First Pilot? The General Services Administration (GSA) recently rolled out a new one-year pilot program to test the effects of increased transparency in eBuy, GSA’s online RFQ system, on competition and other performance measures. Effective October 17, 2018, a test group comprised of GSA’s Office of Internal Acquisition and […]

Upcoming GSA Refreshes Incorporate Kaspersky Ban and Update OLM Limitations

In November 2018, GSA will refresh its schedule solicitations to incorporate the recent Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) prohibition on the use of products and services developed by Kaspersky Labs, as well as clarify the application of the 33.33% limitation for Order Level Materials (OLMs). The refreshes add and update clauses and provisions related to FAR […]

On-Ramp Underway for GSA OASIS SB Pool 1–Teams Now Welcome!

When the General Services Administration (GSA) released the RFP for Pool 1 on OASIS SB last month, it contained a welcome surprise. In a major change, GSA is now allowing teams to bid for spots on the multi-billion dollar, government-wide professional services contract vehicle. Pool 1 is the most popular pool on OASIS – its […]

GSA Migrating All Sales Reporting to FAS Sales Reporting Portal

The General Services Administration (GSA) intends to migrate all Schedule contracts currently reporting sales in the 72A system over to the new FAS Sales Reporting Portal (SRP) by April 2019. The SRP was initially created as part of the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Pilot, so contractors participating in the pilot are already familiar with it. […]

GSA’s Commercial Platform Initiative—Taking A Deeper Dive

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have embarked on the next phase to implement Section 846 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2018, which will establish a “program to procure commercial products through online marketplaces.” The next phase, entitled Market Research and Consultation is scheduled […]