GSA Contract Compliance – Report Cards


Being a successful GSA Schedule contractor is about more than just getting sales – you must also comply with the specific terms and conditions of your contract.

GSA conducts a periodic assessment of how well you are fulfilling your contract’s terms and conditions, highlights any issues that need improvement, and issues a Contractor Report Card.

You should expect to receive two report cards during the five-year base contract period. The first one will be sometime around the mid-term point, two years or so after your contract is awarded.  A second report will be issued before GSA initiates an option to extend your contract for another 5 years.

Report cards are classified into three categories:

  • Category 1: Critical – essential to the continued success of your contract.
  • Category 2: Mandatory –  compliance with important contract requirements.
  • Category 3: Above and Beyond – distinguishes between “Very Good” and “Exceptional” contractors.


Category 1: Critical

Complying with the questions in this category is considered  essential. Failing to meet any one of these items will result in a rating of ‘Serious Concerns Exist’. The questions concern how well you comply with the scope of the contract, the Trade Agreements Act, and your sales tracking and reporting systems.

  • Are you in compliance with the scope of the contract?
  • Are you in compliance with the Trade Agreements Act?
  • Are you consistently using your currently-approved GSA price list?
  • Do you have a system in place to identify, track and report GSA sales accurately and completely?
  • Have you met or exceeded the minimum contract sales requirements – $25,000/year?
  • Do you have a system in place to monitor your ‘Basis of Award’ customer- discount relationship?
  • Do you charge customers the contract price or lower?
  • Are you complying with the Economic Price Adjustment clause of the contract?
  • Large businesses are required to complete a Subcontracting Plan. Did you meet these goals, or are you making progress towards them?
  • Are you accurately identifying products that have environmental attributes?


If you have questions about any of these issues, contact Deb at, or call (502) 452 6851


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