Prof Svs Office Hours- Schedule Pricing, Escalations and Price Discounts



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This Month's Topic: Schedule Pricing, Escalations and Price Discounts

Date: May 9th, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. ET
Host: GSA Professional Services Program Management Office
Topic: Schedule Pricing, Escalations and Price Discounts

GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!

Under Schedules, GSA awards fixed ceiling prices for supplies. Services are priced at either hourly rates or at fixed prices for specific tasks. The GSA Schedule Contracting Officer (CO) determines this pricing to be fair and reasonable before awarding the contract.Schedule contracts are negotiated to achieve the contractors' "most favored customer" pricing/discounts under similar conditions. To ensure that they receive the best value at the lowest overall cost when using Schedule contracts, agencies are always encouraged and empowered to seek price reductions at any time before placing an order. By seeking discounts on all orders, the government can take advantage of flexible and dynamic pricing in the commercial marketplace. For all acquisitions, COs should conduct market research to get a sense of what prices they should expect to pay, including what, if any, discounts may be appropriate. Understanding the marketplace by examining prices paid data, current commercial pricing practices, and other industry trends can help COs identify when more discounts may be warranted.Learn more about Schedule Pricing, Escalations and Price Discounts during this informative webinar.

About Office Hours:
Our monthly Office Hours webinars are designed to answer your questions about professional-services acquisitions and to help you find the right solution for complex requirements. Each Office Hours webinar is an open-forum session connecting federal Contracting Officers and other federal contracting professionals with GSA experts.

Last Reviewed: 2019-05-21