GSA Announces New Contractor Assessment Reports
GSA announced a new tool for contract compliance, The Contractor Assessment Report. The new tool became operational beginning Monday June 15, 2015. This report succeeds the Contractor Assistance Visit (CAV) Report and the Administrative Report Card. The Contractor Assessment Report is designed to provide more effective feedback to contractors and the acquisition community. Shortly after completion of the contractor assessment with GSA’s Industrial Operations Analyst (IOA), the Contractor Assessment Report will be completed and made available simultaneously to both the contractor and the Contracting Officer. The Assessment Report is an internal informational tool used by the contractor as well as GSA to highlight areas of potential concern – it is not distributed externally.
Focus of Contractor Assessment Report
According to GSA, the Assessment Report is designed to provide contractors with helpful feedback on how they are managing the many obligations that come with holding a Schedule contract. It deals strictly with performance against contract terms and conditions and is visible only within GSA and to the individual contractor. The Assessment Report will provide a “snapshot” of a business’ ability to meet important terms and conditions of their GSA contract at the time of the contractor assessment. Its purpose is to identify areas where a contractor is successful as well as areas needing improvement.
The new report will focus on contracts that are more likely to have compliance issues by conducting more frequent assessments of these contracts. GSA will look at yearly sales among other factors in determining the likelihood of a contract having compliance issues. To view a sample Contractor Assessment Report click here.
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