Veterans Healthcare Supply Solutions, Inc. (VHSS) of Jacksonville, Florida, lays the terms of the tender request (RFQ) No. VA119-14-Q-0004, issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to General Services Administration (FSA) Federal Procurement Plan (FSS) contract holders for vital sign monitors and accessories. VHSS argues that the invitation is excessively restrictive, as it requires all members of a contractor`s cooperation agreement (CTA) to enter into FSS contracts in accordance with the specific schedule and item number (SIN). The 23rd commentator suggests that GSA is considering changing the way it handles updates to federal procurement plans. In addition, the commentator points out that the procedure is administratively cumbersome for both Schedule contractors and GSA contract agents and can create a great deal of confusion as to the conditions of a specific task or supply market. The 27th commentator was concerned about the risk of loss. The commentator recommends that the GSA consider whether the different delivery and packaging requirements can be simplified in order to clearly require the supply and packaging associated with the contractor`s usual business practices. The 16th commentator proposed adding instructions for the management of team agreements. The third commentator suggested that the CSA include coverage of the awarding of government contracts (GWAC) and the use of the GSA Assistant Service.
At present, NSSA does not cover any of these themes. According to the commentator, these areas of discussion should include criteria for the definition of assisted acquisition and/or acquisition services, price targets and standard clauses. The commentator stated that the addition of GWAC coverage would allow the government to implement the best practices of the various offices throughout the program, allow GSA contractors to streamline their internal business systems and processes, and improve more cost-effective services and systems, which could ultimately be reflected in government prices. The fifth commentator suggested that the GSAR prescription language be included in GSA calendar price lists on size status and CCR. The language would inform the agencies that a contractor, regardless of the CCR data, is considered minor for the entire five-year period of Schedule`s contract for the purpose of the order. They provide that contractors must re-certify the condition of the size at the time of extension. In addition, the commentator suggests that GSAR correct the impact of the CCR`s annual update requirement on the position in which the small business size status is currently defined at the time of supply transmission. Answer: The team agrees with this comment and has added instructions on team agreements to be called Contractor Partnering Arrangements (CPAs) and the team has added guidelines on the application of CPAs to the Federal Supply Schedule Program. Answer: The team`s analysis of this comment is that it is outside the scope of this game. Currently, the Schedule FAR acquisition community uses 52.232-7, Payments Under Time and Material and FAR 31.205-46, travel costs to meet time and equipment orders. However, specific guidelines for contract agents for temporary and material missions are subject to internal review.
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