The Ultimate Compliance Test: Understanding GSA OIG Pre-Award Audits

On-Demand Webinar
April 5, 2017

Download: Understanding GSA OIG Pre-Award Audits Slides

Join Aronson Consultant Jennifer Aubel and Partner Hope Lane for an insider’s perspective into the important compliance topic of GSA pre-award audits.

Every year, GSA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) selects around 50 GSA Schedule contracts for the ultimate compliance test –a pre-award audit. The stakes in an OIG audit are high, so proactive contractors should consider when a pre-award audit is likely to occur, what comprises the audit process, and what auditors look for as a critical component of their compliance program planning.

This webinar offers valuable insight into the pre-award audit process and best practices for success. This webinar will enable you to understand and remediate potential exposures and more importantly, assist you in preparing an audit-ready compliance program to reduce your risk of negative findings.

Topics covered include:

  • Purpose of pre-award audits and how the GSA OIG selects which contracts are audited
  • Scope and duration of pre-award audits, especially in comparison to Contractor Assessments
  • Primary compliance areas tested during a pre-award audit
  • Major elements of the audit process, including data production, fieldwork, and questions/clarifications
  • Responding to the draft audit report
  • Negotiations with the GSA Contracting Officer
  • Best practices for surviving a pre-award audit

Who should watch:

  • C-Suite executives
  • Compliance officers
  • Inside counsel
  • Contracts managers for a GSA Schedule contractors