Just a reminder for the government contracting community ‘how agencies buy‘ can directly impact your ability to compete or be competitive. The GSA Schedule took a hit last fiscal year when DoD and NASA issued class deviations in response to what they saw as ‘other than fair and reasonable pricing’ on the GSA Schedules. This had and still has the potential to change how both agencies leverage the Federal Supply Schedule, or how they may choose not to.
Take note of the bold type below in this excerpt from the GSA Blog.
– Guy Timberlake, Editor-in-Chief Visionary
Fair and Reasonable Pricing — 2015-021
Last year, the Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA issued class deviations to the FAR instructing their contract officers to establish fair and reasonable prices before placing orders under the MAS program. This case, when finalized, would incorporate this language for all contracting officers — not just those at DoD and NASA — into the FAR. This is an important step to clarifying the responsibilities for contracting officers placing orders against the MAS program.