Is Increasing Independence of Contracting Officers the Right Solution?

Posted by Kevin Lancaster on Aug 28, 2015 10:45:00 AM

In June 2013, media stories emerged about how senior officials at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) pressured subordinate contracting officers to award and extend large federal contracts despite unfavorable terms and inflated pricing. A report by the Office of Inspector General showed that large technology contractors such as Deloitte LLP, Carahsoft Technology Corp. and Oracle Corp., representing more than $900 million in U.S. government spending in fiscal year 2011, had indeed received favorable treatment by GSA managers. 

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Topics: Government Contracting, GSA Schedule, GSA Contracting Officer

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