The General Services Administration still permits vendors that provide inaccurate commercial sales data and supply unqualified labor to remain on schedules contract vehicles, says the agency’s inspector general.
In the report, auditors say problems related to vendors providing accurate commercial sales practices and providing price justifications improved somewhat from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011, but still remain a concern. The prevalence of unqualified labor rose in fiscal 2011.
While the prevalence of CSP issues dropped 14 percent from fiscal 2010, auditors still found that more than two-thirds of vendors in preaward audits during fiscal 2011 provided contracting officers with flawed CSP information that “adversely affected the contracting officers’ determination of fair and reasonable pricing for those contracts,” says the report.
Problems include instances when schedule contractors offered discounts at a level greater than they disclosed to GSA, auditors say.