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GSA Makes Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Program Voluntary for Contractors

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The General Services Administration has modified its Transactional Data Reporting rule to make the pilot program voluntary for government contractors that received multiple-award schedule contracts and special item numbers.

Mary Davie, acting deputy commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the TDR rule offers an option for the agency to collect transactional-level data it can use to formulate buying strategies and make purchasing decisions.

The new GSA Acquisition Regulation is meant to help vendors bypass reporting requirements on commercial sales practices and price reduction clauses as well as address compliance challenges.

Jack St. John, GSA chief of staff, said in May the modification of the TDR rule supports the agency’s efforts to transition President Donald Trump’s priorities into acquisition policies.

“GSA is altering TDR’s implementation to give new offerors and contractors approaching an option period the choice to adopt TDR,” said Davie, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017.

“For those contractors who were previously required to accept TDR, GSA is extending them the option to execute a one-time reverse modification to undo this action and work with their contracting officer to revert back to operating under the structure and tracking requirements of the price reduction clause.”

GSA has scheduled a Sept. 12 webinar for contractors interested to learn about possible options under the TDR rule.

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