One of the most common criticisms of the GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program is that the pricing on schedule contracts just isn’t competitive. Whether justified or not, the perception of high pricing is pervasive. In fact, the Department of Defense issued a class deviation to the FAR obligating its contracting officers to make a price reasonableness determination on all GSA orders using FAR Part 15 price analysis techniques.
In this environment, it’s easy to understand why contracting professionals may hesitate to use the Schedules, even if it means giving up the benefits of a streamlined acquisition method. If you’re feeling …read more
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