You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

GSA exploring cost-reimbursable option to supply schedule

Nov. 18, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
GSA Top 250 list MWM 20130718
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.

More In Acquisition

More Headlines