Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Richard Arnholt and Todd Overman will present a training webinar titled, “GSA Schedules – Status of Modernization & Simplification Efforts” for the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Maryland PTAC). The interactive seminar will provide insight into GSA Schedule contracts. Through GSA Schedule contracts, also known as Federal Supply Schedules, the GSA makes available to federal, state, and local government customers more than 11 million commercial supplies and services. Once a GSA Schedule contract is in place, the ease with which an order can be placed has made Schedule contracts a favored vehicle of both government customers and contractors.

In the past few years GSA has been working to modernize and simplify the Schedule program, consolidating the 24 different contracts into a single Schedule for products, services, and products, as well as implementing a pilot Transactional Data Reporting program, among other changes. While some of these changes have been welcomed by the contracting community, significant compliance challenges remain.

Among other topics, the webinar will cover:

  • Schedule Consolidation – what is the status? Does the price reduction clause still apply?
  • Transactional Data Reporting – is the pilot program still in place? Will it impact Schedule obligations going forward?
  • Domestic source restrictions under Schedule contracts – what country’s products are restricted? How has the Trump Administration’s focus on domestic production impacted the GSA Schedule program?

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EDT. For more information and registration, please visit the Maryland PTAC website.