The General Services AdministrationÂ willÂ implementÂ a series ofÂ changes to theÂ Multiple Award Schedules program in order to address concerns over price variability, flexibilityÂ and regulatory complexities
Jeffrey Koses, a senior procurement executive at GSA’sÂ Office of Government-wide Policy,Â saidÂ Monday on the GSA blog that the agency will proposeÂ a new rule for transactional data reporting, a class deviation on commercial supplier agreements and Federal Acquisition Regulation cases.
Under the proposedÂ transactional data reporting rule, vendors will electronically submit information on the prices paid by government customers to deliver market intelligence.
Koses said GSA will do a phased implementation initiallyÂ with a pilot on commoditized services and remove other reporting requirements.
TheÂ class deviation will work to address differences in language between commercial supplier agreements and federal law such as FAR and the General Services Acquisition Regulation to reduce time on contract negotiations.
GSA will issue the finalized class deviation forÂ 15 items on May 1, Koses said.
He added thatÂ the new FAR cases on order-level materials and fair and reasonable pricing will work to streamline and clarify the process of placing orders on the MAS program.