GSA Contract Assessments

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Contractor Assessments: Don't Fear... Prepare 

Prepare for GSA Contractor Assessments

GSA will conduct what they call Contractor Assessments. Up until 2015, these were called Contractor Assistance Visits (CAV). However, due to the severe consequences of a bad evaluation, you should consider this a euphemism for an auditor doing an audit.

Assessments are now generally done when sales under a contract exceed $150,000, although they may be performed anytime if other problems arise or if GSA decides to do a spot check.  They will also do an assessment before the renewal every five years. 

The stakes are high - loss of contract, adjustment of pricing, fines, and claims for recovering funds. If any critical element is deficient, it is considered grounds for cancellation or nonrenewal. GSA will then issue a "MAS Contractor Assessment Report."

These assessments are now often done virtually.  However, the assessor may still come to your office.

What Does GSA Look for During an Assessment?

GSA assessors will look for answers to questions and review documentation regarding:

    • GSA Schedule Contract Document management
    • Receiving a GSA Schedule Order
    • Price Reduction Clause Issues
    • Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) Issues
    • Government Billing Process
    • Proper Industrial Funding Fee payments
    • How you train staff about contract terms and compliance.
    • Use of GSA's eTools
    • Related GSA Schedule marketing issues 

GSA Assessment Services

TurboGSA can help you prepare for the contractor assessment. 

Our contract management program includes assessment Preparation services: 

  • Assessment Preparation Consulting - We will conduct a consulting workshop to educate your staff about GSA Contractor Assistance Visits (CAV) and Audits, and develop an action plan to overcome deficiencies in advance. This workshop can be conducted in your office or via web conferencing.
  • Mock Assessment- We will dispatch a GSA specialist who will visit your office and conduct a mock assessment to help you understand what to expect and to be better prepared. Request information about our GSA Mock Assessment service.

GSA Contract Assessment Training 

Avoiding GSA Contract Audit Problems

Includes Preparing for your Contractor Assistance Visit

This webinar teaches you about the types of GSA Audits and Contractor Assessments and how to prepare.  It discusses how to set up procedures and systems to avoid contract compliance problems and other important issues.

Click here for more information about our GSA Contract Assessment webinar.

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