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. ( 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.’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: s.m.amend | September 08, 2015

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  • The proposal becomes too big/complex for the in-house team.
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By: s.m.amend | August 07, 2015

This report must be submitted by all government contractors!

Major Change: The VETS100 report has been replaced by the VETS-4212 report.

Which contractors are covered by the VETS-4212 reporting requirements?

All nonexempt Federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $100,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services.

When do contractors need to file the VETS-4212 report(s)?

Each year starting August 1st and going through September 30th all contractors and subcontractor that have contracts that meet the requirement for submitting reports must file a report each year during the official "Filing Cycle". Addition...

By: s.m.amend | 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...