Outside Publication

GSA Inspector General Takes Aim At Tech Resellers

August 01, 2016

On July 22, 2016, the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. General Services Administration issued a report on information technology reseller contracts utilized under the GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule program. The report found that many IT MAS contracts (often known as “Schedule 70 contracts”) administered by the GSA were not providing agencies with fair and reasonable pricing and that Schedule 70 contracts with low or no sales increased government costs. As a result, the IG recommended that the GSA take remedial measures to obtain lower pricing from resellers and eliminate underused contracts. While the GSA IG does not seek the wholesale elimination of many resellers from the MAS program — as the IG for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has done for many years — the impact of these findings could have the same effect.

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