The General Services Administration’s schedule consolidation plan is on track to be completed before the end of the fiscal year. This means big changes for contractors who use the schedule system to reach government purchasers. Jeff Clayton, principal for government contractor advisory services at Baker Tilly, says that the new system has some impacts on contractors.
“Companies want to bring solutions to the table. They want to better serve their government customers and achieve good outcomes for them,” Clayton said.
Leo Alvarez, manager for government contractor advisory services at Baker Tilly, says that simplifying schedules means that
“GSA Administrator Emily Murphy has been very upfront and candid about the fact that she wants to see the program move toward something that is geared towards outcomes rather than the contracting process itself,” Alvarez said. “We see the simplification process as a way to certainly get there by focusing more on what it is that you are buying rather than these discrete product and service categories that existed on the schedule.”