Federal News Network: Are GSA’s IG recommendations to cancel McKinsey’s schedule contracts too harsh?

“The General Services Administration’s inspector general came down hard on McKinsey and Company in a recent audit. It recommended that the Federal Acquisition Service cancel McKinsey’s IT and professional support services schedule contracts.”

“That’s right, FAS should just pull the plug and tell McKinsey to start over.”

“McKinsey refused to provide the records required to complete the pre-award audit; therefore, the audit report advised the contracting officer to obtain the necessary information or cancel the contract. However, instead of addressing the contractor’s lack of cooperation during the pre-award audit, a Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) division director (Division Director) removed the contracting officer from the contract negotiations and awarded the contract pricing with rates that were at least 10 percent higher than those originally proposed…” Read the full article here.

Source: Are GSA’s IG recommendations to cancel McKinsey’s schedule contracts too harsh? – By Jason Miller, July 29, 2019. Federal News Network.

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