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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (502) 452 6851