New GSA rule updates acquisition policy


  • The General Services Administration (GSA) finalized a major change to its Federal Supply Schedules nearly 18 months after it issued a proposed rule allowing the purchase of incidental materials. Under the schedules, the new rule allows vendors to include other direct costs (ODCs) or order level materials (OLMs) on individual task orders. ODCs or OLMs are costs that aren’t specifically identified in the contract, such as a specialized tool or test equipment). GSA said the change will help create parity with commercial sector best practices.   (Federal Register)
  • GSA has begun re-filling some key roles in its Technology Transformation Service (TTS).  Dominic Sale will head to TTS as assistant commissioner of operations. Sale will transfer to TTS after spending the last four years in GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy where he was deputy associate administrator. He replaced Crystal Philcox who moved out of that position and in to a new role in the Federal Acquisition Service in December. Prior to GSA, Sale worked at the Office of Management and Budget for six years. Sale is expected to begin his new role at TTS on Feb. 5.

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