Tag Archives: federal supply schedule

The Big Bad Price Reduction Clause Might Be On Its Way Out: GSA Proposes New Rule Replacing Customer Tracking Requirements With Price Paid Reporting Requirements

Government contracting is not for the faint of heart when it comes to compliance woes. Private companies looking to do business with the government face a regulatory maze so great that it may inspire references to Greek mythology, labyrinth and all. Few contract clauses reflect this sentiment of compliance pitfalls better than the General Services … Continue Reading

After Kingdomware, an FSS Contract May Be a Key to the VA’s Procurement Castle

This post was written by Joelle E.K. Laszlo and Gunjan Talati. Two bid protest decisions issued late last year have upheld the Department of Veterans Affairs’ practice of purchasing from Federal Supply Schedule contractors without the need to consider setting aside such purchases for veteran-owned small businesses, or service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. As a result, … Continue Reading

What’s the Best Approach to MAS Competition? Strategy.

This post was written by Joelle E.K. Laszlo. Late last summer, we blogged on an interim rule designed to increase competition for multiple-award schedule (“MAS”) contracts issued by civilian government agencies. The interim rule took effect even as the implementing agencies sought comments on its provisions. One year and just seven comments later, the final … Continue Reading