The General Services Administration, as part of its top-to-bottom review of its operations, is eying a cut in the fees it charges other agencies that use the pre-negotiated contracts in its multiple award schedules program. The move comes as the White House is considering directing agencies to take advantage of bulk buying through governmentwide strategic sourcing vehicles.
Acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini earlier in September told a Senate panel that “several fees assessed by the Federal Acquisition Service on purchases made by other agencies could be reduced below their current levels without a negative impact on the operations of FAS.”
He then announced a new interagency group to review and develop recommendations on the overall fee structure for contracts and services that FAS provides, including lower fees to help agencies reduce administrative costs.
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