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GSA Announces Plans and Timeline for Services Schedules Consolidation

GSA has talked about the consolidation of services across multiple Schedules for quite some time.  This week they announced their strategy and prospective timeline for a massive consolidation of services from eight Schedules. Of course, the first question most will have is “so what do we do now?” Current Schedule-holders and companies with offers going […]

What is “Fair and Reasonable” When It Comes to GSA Schedule Pricing – There is No Knowledge That is Not Power

There is no knowledge that is not power. When preparing for pricing negotiations with your GSA counterparts, your guiding principal should be “There is no knowledge that is not power.” This venerable phrase is first attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson from his January 1862 “The Atlantic Monthly” essay Old Age where he extolls on the […]
August 14, 2014
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GSA Releases RFI on Proposed Change to Add a Cloud Computing Special Item Number (SIN) on IT Schedule 70

According to a recently released “Request for Information” (RFI), GSA is considering the formation of a new SIN under Schedule 70 (IT) specifically for cloud computing services. The RFI describes the objective of the new SIN as “to improve the way that GSA offers cloud computing services through IT Schedule 70, increase visibility and access […]

GSA is <RETHINKING> “Fair and Reasonable” When It Comes to GSA Schedule Pricing

Part 2 – Why are they doing this now? In the first part of our series on the evolving standard for “fair and reasonable” pricing under GSA Schedules, we discussed GSA’s recent practice of considering competitor rates as equally or even more trustworthy for determining the legitimacy on a GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract. […]
April 23, 2014
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  • Aronson

What Is "Fair and Reasonable" When It Comes To GSA Schedule Pricing?

Part 1- GSA trusts other companies more than yours… Supporting evidence is required anytime a Schedule-holder requests to add new goods or services to a GSA Schedule Contract (via Mod or in a new offer) or requests to increase their currently awarded rates. The Contracting Officer (CO) typically requires that the contractor provides pricing support to […]
December 23, 2013
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  • Aronson

Will Sequestration Affect My VA Schedule Contract?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reminded readers of a special sequestration exclusion in their March 2013 eNewsletter.  A special rule exempts all programs administered by VA (including VA Medical Care) from sequestration (but not federal pay or “federal administrative expenses”).  Due to this exemption, VA programs such as the Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Service will not […]