Price Reduction Clause

  • Industry association raises 60 questions to GSA about new data rule

    The Coalition for Government Procurement wrote a letter to GSA senior procurement executive Jeff Koses asking for a delay in the Transactional Data Reporting pilot.

  • Lightening or merely shifting the burden on contractors?

    A powerful driver of federal acquisition policy is suspicion the government isn’t getting the absolute lowest prices vendors have to offer.

  • GSA finalizes major update to acquisition policy

    The General Services Administration issued the final rule around data transaction reporting requiring vendors under the schedules contracts and governmentwide acquisition contracts to provide more detailed information about what agencies are buying.

  • Larry Allen: Contractors, time to speak up on price reduction clause

    The General Services Administration has been asking industry for comments on the price reduction clause. Contractors, you better drop what you’re doing and respond. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, has more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • GSA should not reinvent the data collection wheel

    On March 4, the General Services Administration issued a proposed rule that would require contractors to report transactional data from orders placed against GSA’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract vehicles as well as GSA’s governmentwide acquisition…

  • GSA proposed rule raises ‘significant concerns’ over competition

    A system that seeks to drive down pricing through constant comparison of individual transactions leads to a downward or death spiral in pricing that is inconsistent with the dynamics of the commercial marketplace, acquisition expert Roger Waldron says in a new commentary about the proposed rule.

  • Roger Waldron, President, Coalition for Government Procurement

    The General Services Administration wants to change how vendors list their prices on GSA schedule contracts. So it’s proposing a few changes to the Price Reduction Clause. Roger Waldron is President of the Coalition for Government Procurement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered industry input on the potential changes.

  • GSA proposes change to acquisition regulation vendors loathe

    A proposed rule issued today would change the Price Reduction Clause that most contractors dislike and causes most of the False Claims Act lawsuits. Vendors have 60 days to offer comments and GSA will hold an industry day April 17.

  • How to unleash the full potential of GSA’s Federal Supply Schedules

    The full potential of the FSS program remains untapped, says Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. In a new commentary, he offers two key contracting reforms he believes will bring the program into the 21st century.

  • A procurement potpourri

    Carolyn Alston, executive vice president and general counsel for the Coalition for Government Procurement will talk about the top procurement issues in the federal market. March 25, 2014