Tag Archives: GSA/VA

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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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.

Web Conference: GSA/VA Schedule Post Award Pricing Compliance

Best Practices to Comply with the Price Reductions Clause and Other Post-Award Pricing Requirements

Perhaps the most debated and lamented post-award pricing requirement in a GSA and VA schedule contract is the Price Reductions Clause (PRC). Despite being cited as the basis for a number of infamous civil False Claims Act settlements involving GSA and VA Schedule contracts, there is very little information available in the public domain in the form of case law, audit guidance, or best practices pertaining to compliance with the clause.

Join The Coalition for Government Procurement and experts from Berkeley Research Group for a discussion regarding the systems, processes and controls necessary to comply with the requirements of the PRC and other post-award pricing considerations. The presentation will provide an overview of the requirements of the PRC and common misconceptions related to the clause. In addition, we will share best practices and strategies for minimizing PRC and other pricing compliance risks. Finally, we will discuss processes, controls, roles and responsibilities typically found in effective PRC monitoring systems.

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GovCon Research Report: Volume 1, Issue 3

GovConResearchReport Image 2.pdfBerkeley 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 fourth calendar quarter of 2012. The issues are summarized by the following key subject-matter areas:

  • Key Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Updates
  • Key Defense Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Updates
  • GSA and VA Schedule Matters
  • Pertinent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Audit Reports
  • Other Relevant News

To read the full report, click here.