SCHEDULE COMPLIANCE NETWORK
SCHEDULE COMPLIANCE NETWORK
No one cares about GSA Schedule contract compliance until we get headlines like these:
- “CA Technologies To Pay $45M To End False Claims Act Suit”
- “Grainger to Pay $70 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations”
- “VMWare, Carahsoft to pay $75.5M to settle False Claims Act Allegations”
The United States Federal Government Takes Multiple Award Schedule Contract Compliance Seriously
So should you. Each year, the GSA and VA Office of the Inspector General and the Department of Justice recover hundreds of millions of dollars from companies that, while they may not set out to defraud the government, don’t pay full attention to the terms of their Schedule contract.
Need examples? Just three companies, Oracle, VMWare, and CA Technologies, alone, have collectively paid over $350 million for failure to comply with the terms and conditions of their GSA Multiple Award Schedule contracts. They’ve paid millions more in legal fees and lost productivity. Careers have been disrupted or ended. Shareholder lawsuits have been filed. All because these companies didn’t fully understand what complying with their Multiple Award Schedule contract meant.
It’s not just large companies, either. Hundreds of GSA Multiple Award Schedule contract holders of all sizes have been audited and required to repay the government for a wide variety of contract compliance issues.
What’s the Solution?
The Schedule Compliance Network (SCN). SCN is comprised of professionals with years of GSA Multiple Award Schedule experience. Our team has been recognized by federal courts as experts in False Claims Act proceedings and have worked with thousands of companies to obtain Schedule contracts, manage and grow business through those contracts, and ensure excellent contract compliance. We’ve completed numerous contractor compliance reviews, assisted in creating Schedule contract compliance programs, trained thousands of contractor employees, and worked as expert witnesses to defend companies facing Schedules-based Civil False Claims Act actions.
SCN works with your team to develop or update Schedule contract compliance programs, procedures, and policies as part of our “Complete Schedule Physical” program. We train your team on what each unique person needs to know in order to maximize your compliance potential. We’re with you every step of the way in our “Schedules 911” program if your company undergoes a post-award audit or False Claims Act case.
Our motto is “It’s not how much you make when selling to the government, its how much you keep”. SCN helps you put the right plan in place to make sure your company keeps what it makes on government business.
What We Do
SCN Offers Three Levels Of Assistance to GSA Schedule Contract Holders:
An SCN professional will conduct a one-day training session for you and your team on the basics of Schedule contract compliance, including the Price Reductions Clause, Trade Agreements Act compliance, and other “High Risk” areas.
Complete Schedule Physical:
An SCN professional or team will conduct a 3-4 month review of your Schedule contract, its terms and conditions, a review of your existing compliance programs, sample purchase orders and more. We will issue a final report noting strengths and weaknesses and include recommendations for follow up action.
Auditor knocking at your door? False Claims Act case filed against your firm? SCN will work with your team and counsel to assess the situation, review relevant contract files, communicate with internal stakeholders, and make recommendations for immediate and future action. We will assist in any necessary defense, including expert witness work, if required.
How Do I Learn More?
To find out more about the importance of having a solid GSA Multiple Award Schedule compliance program and what SCN can do for your company, contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-999-6046.