MeriTalk: FAS to Expand TDR Rule Despite Persistent Data Issues, OIG Says

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued an alert memorandum detailing that the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to expand the Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) Rule to the entire Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program by November 2022.

FAS’ plan to do so comes despite ongoing issues with data quality and access issues placing agencies at risk of overpaying for products and services when utilizing FAS’ MAS contracts, the OIG said.

“FAS is planning to expand TDR to the entire MAS Program despite persistent issues with the quality of TDR data and contracting personnel’s lack of access to TDR data that is usable for pricing decisions,” the memorandum says. “In particular, FAS does not consistently verify the product and pricing information entered by contractors, which could result in the retention of inaccurate information in the TDR database.” Read the full article here.

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