For many companies, the systems and compliance requirements of government contracting are obstacles for entry into and expansion within the government marketplace. US General Services Administration (GSA) and Veteran Affairs (VA) Schedule contracts, as commercial-item acquisitions with streamlined requirements, are often the preferred contract vehicles that companies use to overcome the barriers of unique requirements to penetrate and grow within the government market. However, these vehicles carry their own unique pricing and compliance risks, which can result in significant financial and reputational losses when not managed effectively.

What We Do

  • GSA Schedule contracts: Our professionals provide strategic pricing analysis and identification of pricing and negotiation strategies for preparation of Commercial Sales Practices (CSP-1) disclosures.
  • Controls and systems for GSA Schedule compliance: Our professionals advise clients in establishing the internal control, contract administration, accounting, and sales reporting systems necessitated by the compliance requirements of GSA Schedules. BRG professionals review internal processes and controls, including systems to monitor and report price reductions, or evaluate processes to accurately identify and report sales under the contract and calculate and remit the appropriate Industrial Funding Fee (IFF).
  • GSA/VA Schedule audits and investigations: GSA/VA Schedule contract audits are performed by the agencies’ respective Office of Inspector General (OIG). BRG experts have extensive experience working with companies undergoing OIG audits by advising on identification and resolution of typical audit issues, providing support during actual audits, and advising on negotiation of audit findings. In addition, they work with clients on more routine contractor assistance visits performed by GSA Industrial Operations analysts.
  • Department of Justice audit matters: We assist during investigations of allegations of fraud or violations of the False Claims Act. BRG experts advise legal counsel and client personnel in analyzing the validity and potential impact of alleged violations and negotiating settlements.

Professionals

Related Contacts

Mary Karen Wills

Managing Director

Washington, DC

Ryan D. Byrd

Managing Director

Washington, DC

Joan Berghane

Managing Director

Washington, DC

Rob McDonald

Director

Washington, DC

Myah Monjure

Associate Director

Washington, DC