GSA Coronavirus response policies

GSA Coronavirus

GSA Coronavirus restriction loosening measures were released recently.

There have been a few COVID-19 response policies that have been extended into FY22 that will better enable the Government to quickly respond to urgent needs. These GSA Coronavirus policies greatly affect GSA Contractors in how they can offer their products & services for this temporary period

-emergency acquisition flexibilities for COVID-19 response extended to March 30, 2022.

-Purchase Exceptions authority for certain AbilityOne products extended to March 30, 2022.

-the enforcement of the minimum sales requirements of FAS Clause I-FSS-639, Contract Sales Criteria moratorium extended to March 31, 2022

We have a Temporary EPA over Ceiling (10%) Policy (but it does not apply to COVID-19).  Please see information below:

An Economic Price Adjustment may be executed if both of the following conditions are met:

(a)  A supplier or suppliers request that the EPA Ceiling Limit be raised; AND

(b)  Analysis of current market conditions reveals that most suppliers of similar supplies or services are affected and/or the contractor has provided other compelling evidence supporting this increase.

Submitting an EPA Modification for your GSA Contract where item(s) has increased above the EPA ceiling will be processed as a temporary increase. You may request to temporarily raise the ceiling for up to six months to accommodate the increase in pricing.  If approved, all products over the  threshold will only be increased for a maximum of 6 months. If you still believe that after the 6 months you will need more time, then you need to submit another modification along with the required supporting documentation and request an extension to the temporary pricing and ceiling limit.

GSA Coronavirus Items that are above the ceiling have to be processed as a separate mod and do not require a submission of a commercial price list. However, it will require documentation to support the increase.  Some examples of support include increase letter(s) from the manufacturer (s), industry notices, articles published that support the increase for that commodity group etc).

*Please note: vendors are still limited to 3 increases during each succeeding 12-month period of the contract. Increases cannot be requested before the last 60 days of the contract period and there must be at least 30 days lapse between requested increases.*

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