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GSA exploring cost-reimbursable option to supply schedule

Nov. 18, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
By ANDY MEDICI   |   Comments
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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.

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