Guidance and Support for Government Contractors

By: s.m.amend | March 20, 2017

General Services Administration’s new Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule states that contractors must electronically report prices paid by the federal government for goods and services purchased through GSA acquisition vehicles. (Interact.gsa.gov). GSA intends to gain market intelligence about pricing, while improving efficiency and reducing requirements that many contractors found challenging.

TDR is significant not only because of the new reporting requirement, but also because it eliminates the long-standing task for contractors to track their Basis of Award customer’s price reductions, as the new Price Reductions clause does not include a BOA tracking stipulation.

Using a phased-in approach affecting select schedules and SINs, the ...

By: s.m.amend | August 29, 2016


On June 13, 2016, the General Services Administration issued the final Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) rule.  TDR requirements state that contractors must electronically report costs paid by the federal government for goods and services procured from GSA contract vehicles.  The goals of TDR are to reduce tracking requirements, save taxpayer dollars, and gain valuable market intelligence. 

The TDR pilot program began August 2016.  Requirements will be phased in, affecting select schedules over the next few months.  Gsa.gov’s blog states that TDR will not become permanent before the pilot program is evaluated for at least one year. 

Going forward, schedule holders are no longer responsible for tracking price reductions to their Basis of...

By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | April 13, 2015

Blog Carrie Grigg | Government Contracts Specialist


The General Services Administration (GSA) set October 1, 2015 as the official date to consolidate their professional services schedules into one contract, known as the PSS (Professional Services Schedule).  


A few  points to know about the PSS migration:

  • If your firm holds one professional services schedule, you will do nothing until October 1.   Single schedule holders would not have received the migration letter that multiple affected schedule holders received. In August, single schedule holders will see a mass modification which they are required to accept. The mod states that effective October 1, 2015, your company will be known as a PSS firm.  
  • Firms with two or more affected sched...

By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | February 10, 2015

GSA’s roll out of their PSS solicitation was slated for March 2015, however it was announced last week that the new start date is October 1, 2015.


How does this impact your GSA Schedule?

Should your business wait for the October release or apply under 00CORP?


Contact Arrowhead for analysis.


By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | January 28, 2015

As the General Services Administration (GSA) experienced a realignment over the past couple of years, a strategy emerged to streamline their procurement processes. The GSA wants to reduce the overall administrative burden and lessen the need for contractors to submit multiple schedule applications and therefore manage fewer schedules.


GSA announced its plan to collapse eight service-related schedules into what ultimately will become the Professional Services Schedule (PSS). This “migration” affects potential and current GSA Schedule holders for the following schedule contracts:


  • FABS (Financial and Business Solutions) Schedule 520
  • AIMS (Advertising and Integrated Marketing Services) Schedule 541
  • Language Services Schedule 738II
  • PES (Professional Engineering Services) Schedule 871
  • MOBIS (Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services) Schedule 874
  • LOGWORLD (Logistics Worldwide) Schedule 874V
  • Environmental Services Schedule 899
  • 00CORP (Consolidated Services)
  • In addition, SIN 595-21 on 738X (EOE Services and HR) and SIN 132-51 (on IT 70) will also be affected.


How does this impact your business?

  • Vendors with a Consolidated Schedule and the above listed SINs will directly transition to the new PSS Contract.
  • It doesn't impact you if you have either 738X or IT70, meaning only one of these schedules, not both   .    
  • It affects you, for vendors with either IT 70 or 738X and one of the 8 affected schedules.
  • It affects you, if you are about to apply for one of the affected schedules.

GSA’s roll out of their PSS solicitation is slated for March 2015, though this timeframe may be extended.  Companies that hold multiple affected GSA schedules should have received an email from the GSA in October 2014 with migration instructions. (Contracts will be migrated into 00CORP, then those on 00CORP will transition to PSS). These companies should also receive a mass modification notice around the summer of 2015. According to the GSA, “The mass modification will state that the Professional Services Schedule Solicitation now governs your GSA Schedule Contract.”


If your company is about to apply for one of the affected schedules, you can submit your new proposal under 00CORP until new PSS schedule is issued in March. For example, if your company is interested in a MOBIS professional services schedule, don't use the MOBIS solicitation. Use OOCORP. Or wait.

 

The advice is different for those with pending schedules: If you have a pending application, find out if you have to pull your proposal and resubmit--because you may not have to. Reach out to the GSA and get a status check on your application.            


In essence, each of the above migration scenarios has its own to do list to successfully complete the migration.


To learn more, please contact Arrowhead Solutions, LLC.

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