By Julia Coon,
The General Services Administration (GSA) has been in the process of shutting down the legacy 72A Reporting System and transitioning all Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contracts to the new FAS Sales Reporting Portal (SRP). The transition is expected to be completed by the end of this calendar year. Several contractors completed their final report in the 72A Reporting System last month. To help prepare for your first report in the new system, we answered some of the most frequently asked questions we have received regarding the transition.
When is my first report in the FAS SRP?
You should have received an email from GSA stating the effective date for reporting in the new system. If you cannot find the email or are unsure of the effective date, you can look up your contract using the lookup tool on the Vendor Support Center to confirm.
I received a delinquency notice on May 1, 2019, but I completed my sales report in the 72A Reporting System, is that correct?
You can disregard any delinquency notices you received on the morning of May 1, 2019. GSA’s system experienced an unexpected issue resulting in the issuance of the delinquency notice. No action is required on your part if you completed your sales report correctly.
What do I need to do to prepare for the transition?
You will need to verify that the authorized negotiators, contract administrator, and Industrial Funding Fee (IFF) point of contact are up to date and ensure the individual(s) responsible for completing the sales reports and IFF payments are listed on your contract. If changes need to be made, submit a modification to your Contracting Officer in eMod.
Am I required to submit Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) monthly reports?
Only the location to report sales and remit the IFF payment is changing, and there are no changes to the terms and conditions of your contract. If you have NOT accepted TDR, you will continue to report sales at the Special Item Number (SIN) level every quarter. If you HAVE accepted TDR, you will continue to submit monthly TDR sales reports.
Is a digital certificate required to access the new system?
NO! Effective May 1, 2019, digital certificates are no longer required to access the FAS SRP. GSA implemented a multi-factor authentication process. All users (new and existing) will need to register for the FAS SRP. Once registered, you will be able to log in and access your contract.
Who will be able to access the contract in the FAS SRP?
Only individuals listed as an authorized negotiator, contract administrator or IFF point of contact will be able to access the contract in the FAS SRP. If you have multiple contracts and are listed on each contract as one of the points of contact mentioned previously, all contracts will be displayed once you log in.
Plan for the transition, so you are prepared to complete the sales reports and IFF payments in the new system on time. If you have any questions, please reach out to our GSA consulting team.
About the Author:
Julia Coon is GSA and VA Contract Consultant at Centre Law & Consulting. Julia works with the GSA/VA team in preparing new schedule proposals and post-award contract administration. She has experience in producing schedule renewal packages, various modification packages, small business subcontracting plans, and updates to GSA price lists.