General Services Administration Commissioner Tom Sharpe (Mike Morones / Staff)
The General Services Administration is exploring adding a cost-reimbursable contract option to its multiple award schedules, according to a top agency official.
Tom Sharpe, the commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, said in a statement to Federal Times the assessment “will include thinking through and working on a wide array of issues, and will not be a short-term action.”
But he added the GSA OASIS contract vehicle will be a cost-reimbursable option available to agencies and that the agency will award the contract soon.
The Defense Department’s pricing chief Shay Assad said Monday at a conference that the Pentagon is pushing GSA to create a cost-reimbursable schedule and that GSA has been responsive.
He said one of the problems with the GSA schedule is that agencies must use fixed-price or time and materials contracts in order to benefit from the schedules.
“The good news is that they are taking on that initiative,” he said.