Category Archives: GSA & VA Schedule

GSA Releases Final Rule on Transactional Data Reporting

The U.S. General Services Administration has released its final rule on transactional data reporting. The final rule requires that GSA Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) contractor holders, Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) holders, and Governmentwide indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract holders submit eleven transactional data points to GSA on a monthly basis. The rule does not apply to VA FSS contracts. Continue reading GSA Releases Final Rule on Transactional Data Reporting

GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2013 (GAO-14-276SP)

By: Bryant Le

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) annually reports to Congress a summary of its bid protest activity. Per the requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA), the GAO must report each instance where a Government agency did not fully implement a recommendation made by the GAO in connection with a bid protest decision.

In its report for FY 2013 (GAO-14-276SP), the GAO discloses data regarding bid protest filings and, for the first time, the most prevalent grounds for the GAO to sustain protests. Below is a chart of bid protest statistics for the previous two fiscal years and a summary of the FY 2013 report.

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GovCon Research Report: Volume 2, Issue 3

July–September 2013

Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry.

The sixth edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the third calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
  • Office of Inspector General Reports
  • Key Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) Guidance
  • Small Business Administration Updates
  • Key Office of Management and Budget Updates

To read the full report, click here.

GovCon Research Report: Volume 2, Issue 2

April–June 2013

Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry. This edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the second calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • GSA Matters
  • DoD Office of Inspector General Reports
  • Pertinent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Reports
  • Key Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • Latest on Sequestration and Government Spending

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GSA Proposed Merger of Professional Engineering Services and Environmental Services Schedules

By: Rachel Sullivan

Recently, the GSA issued a survey to contractors holding Professional Engineering Schedule (PES) 871 and Environmental Services Schedule (899), soliciting feedback on potentially merging these two schedules. A merger is not certain, but the GSA is considering this option.

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GSA/VA Schedule Post Award Pricing Compliance Webinar – Recording Available

On May 21, 2013, Berkeley Research Group and The Coalition for Government Procurement hosted a Web conference: “GSA/VA Schedule Post Award Pricing Compliance: Best Practices to Comply with the Price Reductions Clause and Other Post-Award Pricing Requirements.” Continue reading GSA/VA Schedule Post Award Pricing Compliance Webinar – Recording Available

GovCon Research Report: Volume 2, Issue 1

Berkeley Research Group’s Government Contracts Advisory Services (GCAS) practice keeps its clients up to date on the latest regulatory developments affecting the government contracts industry. This edition of the GovCon Research Report summarizes the critical regulatory and compliance issues contractors faced in the first calendar quarter of 2013. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • GSA and VA Schedule Matters
  • Office of Inspector General Reports
  • Pertinent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Reports
  • OMB Proposed Guidance
  • Key Federal Aquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • Latest on Sequestration and Government Spending
  • Other News

To read the full report, click here.