September 29, 2016
GSA answers vendors concerns about transactional data rule
Source: Federal News Radio, Jason Miller, September 20, 2016
The General Services Administration is trying to bring some light to a new acquisition requirement that has industry on edge.
Under the transactional data reporting rule, GSA is accepting volunteers from the contracting community to take part in a one-to-two year pilot to submit sales information back to the agency in exchange for relief of the price reduction clause and the commercial sales disclosures — two requirements vendors have long haexted.
Kevin Youel Page, the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said the agency is trying to be more transparent about the Transactional Data Reporting initiative and respond to industry concerns, including more than 60 questions from the Coalition for Government Procurement.
CGP sent a letter to GSA in August asking for more details on everything from the use of the transactional data to data protections to pricing to the pilot administration and operations.
“We pleased they provided answers to our questions and our members will be reviewing them and providing feedback as appropriate,” said Roger Waldron, president of the Coalition for Government Procurement. “We anticipate this being an ongoing dialogue.” READ MORE….
As the new rules is rolled out, contact your nearest PTAC to learn the reporting requirements.
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