Tag Archives: General Services Administration

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

Going Once, Going Twice…Sold to the Lowest Bidder

Earlier this month, the General Services Administration (GSA) launched its new reverse auction tool for commonly purchased products on certain Federal Supply Schedules (FSS). GSA’s Reverse Auction Platform — reverseauctions.gsa.gov — is designed to drive down procurement prices and increase taxpayer savings. Specifically, reverse auctions are intended to make the buying of non-complex commodities and … Continue Reading

Contractor Reaction to Proposed FAR Clause on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts

Back in August 2011, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule providing regulations to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts. In May 2012, the Department of Defense (DOD), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) issued a proposed rule to amend … Continue Reading