Renewal of your GSA Schedule is not automatic. Renewals present risks and opportunities.
- To navigate the latest Option Renewal process – OPEN (Option Process to Ensure iNtegrity)
- For scrutiny of your compliance procedures, including SCA compliance
- For review of your Small Business Subcontracting Plan
- To prove that your pricing is still fair and reasonable
- For a high-stakes audit
Our experience negotiating new Schedules, fixing problem Schedules, and dealing with audit issues allow us to provide comprehensive Schedule services. We can help prepare and negotiate your entire renewal or assist on an as-needed basis. We also offer a GSA Renewals training course.
Schedule Renewals Issues:
- OPEN (Option Process to Ensure Integrity)
The Option Renewal process entitled “Options Processes Ensuring iNtegrity” (OPEN) has been implemented by GSA. The process changed the way options are submitted and negotiated for GSA contracts. GSA’s goal is to streamline the option process and exercise options 60 days prior to contract expiration.
- Small Business Subcontracting Plan
If your firm is considered “other than small” (includes non-profits) based on your SAM, and the plan approved under the current contract meets one or more of the following conditions, a new plan is required:
- Current plan does not include all option periods
- Goals listed in your current plan no longer meet GSA minimum current goals
- New socio-economic groups specified by GSA are not included in your plan
- Your business status has changed from “small” to “other than small”
- Plans should be submitted in accordance with clause 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan.
- “Fair & Reasonable” Pricing.
During the renewal process, pricing will be reviewed to ensure it is still fair and reasonable. Be prepared to:
- Submit a new CSP
- Make a statement regarding your BOA (Basis of Award)
- Address low sales (below $25,000)
- Address concessions and deviations