Nextgov: Watchdog Again Pushes GSA to End Contracting Pilot Program

The Office of Inspector General for the General Services Administration and the agency’s Federal Acquisition Service generally disagree about the success of the Multiple Award Schedule to guarantee agencies are receiving competitive contract prices.

In particular, the watchdog repeated its recommendation from last year that the agency cancel the Transaction Data Reporting pilot program, due to a lack of promised price guarantees.

The OIG issued a report on Friday finding that GSA’s FAS price analyses “cannot give customer agencies assurance that GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract pricing will result in the lowest overall cost alternative to meet the government’s needs.” … Read the full article here.



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