GSA announced the Transactional Data Pilot Program (TDR) late in the year 2016. The program was incorporated as a way for GSA to collect data on purchases made against a vendors GSA schedule and was mandatory for vendors to participate. In early August of 2017 GSA submitted a refresh to declare that participation in the program is now voluntary. The refresh also removed clauses and provisions related to implementation of Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. A webinar was conducted for industry on September 12, 2017 in order to receive feedback and provide industry further information on the changes. The changes were as follows: Schedule 03FAC, 51 V, 58 I, 72, 73, and 75 solicitations will be updated to indicate that participation in the TDR pilot is voluntary. Any language regarding mandatory participation will be removed. In addition, the following clauses/provisions previously deleted from these solicitations when TDR was initially implemented will be ADDED back to accommodate offerors that do not opt into the TDR pilot: ● 552.212-70 Preparation of Offer (Multiple Award Schedule) ● 552.215-72 Price Adjustment – Failure to Provide Accurate Information ● 552.216-70 Economic Price Adjustment – FSS Multiple Award Schedule Contracts ● 552.238-74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting ● 552.238-75 Price Reductions ● 552.238-81 Modification (Federal Supply Schedule) ● CSP-1 Commercial Sales Practices Format ● CI-FSS-151-N Additional Evaluation Factors for Award to New Offerors ● CI-FSS-151-S Additional Evaluation Factors for Award to Successful FSS Program Contractors ● I-FSS-969 Economic Price Adjustment – FSS [...]
A final ruling amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) has been issued and is effective January 19, 2017. The ruling will require prime contractors to self report to Contracting Officers of any reduced or untimely payments made to subcontractors. Untimely payments are described as payments that are 90 days or more past due under the terms and conditions of the subcontract. Reduced payments are described as a payment that is less than the agreed upon amount of the subcontract. The new clause applies to prime contractors who make payments to first tier subcontractors and who are required to implement small business subcontracting plans. The prime contractor is required to report the untimely or reduced payments within 14 days after the incident to the assigned Contracting Officer. For more details of the new clause refer to FAR 52.242-5 Payments To Small Business Subcontractors by clicking here. Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses increase their bottom line with a GSA schedule. Get her FREE CD, “What You Need To Know Before Applying For A GSA schedule” or contact her today for a FREE consultation at GSAProposalMaven.com/meet-Ilene.