Recently, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) issued a proposed rule to codify a class deviation regarding GSA’s approach to common Commercial Supplier Agreement (“CSA”) and End User License Agreement (“EULA”) terms.
The class deviation has been previously addressed here and in an article for the Coalition for Government Procurement available here. While the Proposed Rule apparently is intended to assuage contractor concerns about the class deviation, it falls short of this goal, so contractors must remain vigilant if and when the Proposed Rule is finalized and GSA begins to attempt to implement it through contract modifications. Comments on the Proposed Rule are due by August 1, 2016.
Like the class deviation, the Proposed Rule would declare “unenforceable” 15 typical CSA/EULA terms and conditions that GSA believes are inconsistent with federal law. This change would thus allow GSA to ignore these clauses during negotiations, with the stated goal of reducing time and expense in negotiating CSAs/EULAs.
But the Proposed Rule does not stop there.
Keep reading this article at: https://www.insidegovernmentcontracts.com/2016/06/gsa-proposed-rule-doubles-down-on-csaeula-deviation