DoD has decided that GSA Schedule prices may not be fair and reasonable and is instructing Contracting Officers to conduct their own pricing review on GSA task orders.
For those unfamiliar with FAR 8.404(d), its authority provides one of the primary values of the GSA Schedules program. It states: “GSA has already determined the prices of supplies and fixed-price services, and rates for services offered at hourly rates, under schedule contracts to be fair and reasonable. Therefore, ordering activities are not required to make a separate determination of fair and reasonable pricing…”. By pre-determining that prices/rates for goods and services …read more
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