Mar 31, 2015

It’s been awhile since we provided an update on the changes happening to Contractor Assistance Visits (CAVs) and since our last blog on this topic (which can be found here), we’ve learned more about the future of the CAVs. Below is a summary of what we know so far.

Name:

  • The term Contractor Assistance Visit (CAV) will no longer exist. These reviews will be called “Assessments” going forth.

Frequency:

  • End of Term: Will occur once per five-year period, most likely in year four.
  • Annual: Contractors with greater than $150,000 in annual sales will have an annual review.
  • On Demand: Contractors will receive assessments if requested.

Report Cards:

  • The Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) report card will disappear by the end of FY 15.
  • The Industrial Operation Analyst (IOA) will issue a report, but it will not be ratings based.
  • The report will be issued upon completion of the Assessment and will be available to the Contractor and their Contracting Officer (CO).

Information Reviewed:

  • End of Term: This review will be very similar to the CAV as we know it today. It will entail a full compliance review of the following: scope, IFF payments, prompt payment terms, GSA Advantage! Price Lists, Basis of Award (BOA), discounting, etc.
  • Annual: If you’re a Contractor with over $150,000 in sales , the information reviewed during your annual review will be: prompt payment terms, discounting/pricing, and sales tracking.

The implementation of the CAV changes began in February, and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) goal is to have them fully implemented by the end of FY 2015.

For more information on how Centre can assist with an upcoming Assessment, please contact me at cclokey@centrelawgroup.com.

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