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​ ​Multiple​ ​Award​ ​Schedule

● SCP-FSS-001-N​ ​Instructions​ ​Applicable​ ​to​ ​New​ ​Offerors

● SCP-FSS-001-S​ ​Instructions​ ​Applicable​ ​to​ ​Successful​ ​FSS​ ​Program​ ​Contractors

The​ ​TDR​ ​clauses/provisions​ ​that​ ​were​ ​added​ ​to​ ​these​ ​solicitations​ ​when​ ​TDR​ ​was​ ​originally​ ​launched​ ​will remain​ ​in​ ​the​ ​solicitation​ ​to​ ​accommodate​ ​offerors​ ​that​ ​​opt​ ​into​ ​the​ ​TDR​ ​pilot​.​ ​​ ​Each​ ​solicitation​ ​will include​ ​language​ ​that​ ​indicates​ ​which​ ​clauses/provisions​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​TDR​ ​offers​ ​and​ ​which​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​non-TDR offers.

Schedule​ ​70​ ​and​ ​00CORP​ ​solicitations​ ​​will​ ​be​ ​updated​ ​to​ ​indicate​ ​that​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​the​ ​TDR​ ​pilot​ ​is voluntary.​ ​​ ​Any​ ​language​ ​regarding​ ​mandatory​ ​participation​ ​for​ ​certain​ ​SINs​ ​will​ ​be​ ​removed.​ ​​ ​These solicitations​ ​already​ ​include​ ​both​ ​TDR​ ​and​ ​non-TDR​ ​clauses/provisions,​ ​as​ ​they​ ​currently​ ​accommodate TDR​ ​and​ ​non-TDR​ ​offers.

​Nullification​ ​of​ ​Final​ ​Rule​ ​Implementing​ ​E.O.​ ​13673,​ ​Fair​ ​Pay​ ​and​ ​Safe​ ​Workplaces On​ ​March​ ​27,​ ​2017,​ ​​Public​ ​Law​ ​115-11​ ​(H.J.​ ​Res​ ​37)​​ ​and​ ​​Executive​ ​Order​ ​(E.O.)​ ​13782​​ ​were​ ​signed​ ​to​ ​nullify FAR​ ​Case​ ​2014-025​,​ ​the​ ​final​ ​rule​ ​implementing​ ​​E.O.​ ​13673​,​ ​Fair​ ​Pay​ ​and​ ​Safe​ ​Workplaces.​ ​​ ​A​ ​Federal​ ​Court had​ ​previously​ ​issued​ ​a​ ​preliminary​ ​injunction​ ​on​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​FAR​ ​rule​ ​on​ ​October​ ​24,​ ​2016.​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​the original​ ​court​ ​order,​ ​the​ ​Paycheck​ ​Transparency​ ​requirement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​FAR​ ​rule​ ​was​ ​not​ ​affected,​ ​and​ ​was recently​ ​added​ ​to​ ​GSA​ ​MAS​ ​solicitations.​ ​​ ​However,​ ​as​ ​of​ ​March​ ​27,​ ​2017,​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​Fair​ ​Pay​ ​and​ ​Safe Workplaces​ ​FAR​ ​rule,​ ​including​ ​the​ ​Paycheck​ ​Transparency​ ​portion,​ ​is​ ​now​ ​null​ ​and​ ​void.​ ​​Rulemaking​ ​under​ ​a new​ ​FAR​ ​Case​ ​2017-015​ ​has​ ​been​ ​undertaken​ ​to​ ​formally​ ​remove​ ​the​ ​Fair​ ​Pay​ ​and​ ​Safe​ ​Workplaces requirements​ ​from​ ​the​ ​FAR.​ ​However,​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Federal​ ​Procurement​ ​Policy​ ​(OFPP)​ ​has​ ​provided guidance​ ​that​ ​states​ ​agencies​ ​should​ ​not​ ​wait​ ​for​ ​formal​ ​rescission​ ​of​ ​the​ ​FAR​ ​rule​ ​and​ ​should​ ​take​ ​action to​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​Pub.​ ​L.​ ​115-11.

As​ ​a​ ​result,​ ​all​ ​GSA​ ​Schedule​ ​solicitations​ ​will​ ​be​ ​updated​ ​as​ ​follows:

● DELETE​ ​52.222-60​ ​Paycheck​ ​Tra​nsparency​ ​​(Executive​ ​Order​ ​13673)(OCT​ ​2016)

● DELETE​ ​52.212-3​​ ​​Offeror​ ​Representations​ ​and​ ​Certifications​ ​-​ ​Commercial​ ​Items​ ​(JAN​ ​2017)

● ADD​ ​52.212-3​ ​Offeror​ ​Representations​ ​and​ ​Certifications​ ​-​ ​Commercial​ ​Items​ ​(MAY​ ​2017)

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