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GSA Schedule and Acquisition Policy officials no doubt had good intentions when they crafted the proposed rule that would require Schedule contractors to collect and transmit transaction information on Schedule sales in exchange for eliminating the Basis of Award trigger for the Price Reductions Clause. Intentions, however, have a way of getting side-tracked, and so it has become with the proposed rule. Given the discussion at the April 17th public meeting on the proposed rule, it should be withdrawn immediately.
Representatives from the GSA and VA Offices of the Inspector General made clear that they oppose the removal of the Price Reductions Clause Basis of Award trigger, the one carrot GSA is offering. Although GSA’s own analysis showed that only 3% (itself likely a high number) of price Read more
Defending DOD’s networks will remain the number one cyber priority for the Pentagon, according to testimony deliveredlast week by Eric Rosenbach, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense & Global Security. The second priority will be combatting the top 2% of Read more
European contractor S. Schultz writes this week and asks, “Even though I am my company’s Schedule contract manager, the sales team doesn’t always tell me when they change our discount structure. Is it a violation of our contract if I know nothing?” We think you already Read more
Buyers in the Department of Defense need to ensure that their acquisition systems are cyber-secure, but also able to move rapidly enough so that critical new technologies can be acquired quickly. These are two of the main points included in DOD’s latest Better Buying Power Read more