GSA Implements Objective Scorecards Used to Grade Federal Contractor Performance


In a new development for the General Services Administration (GSA) government buyers have begun implementing a new way to evaluate a contractor’s performance on active contracts.  The GSA has started using what they like to call “Objective Scorecards” in order to increase the speed and efficiency of the way contractors are graded for their work.  Every scorecard allows each contractor to grade themselves based on a variety of criteria.  This score is then incorporated to the overall evaluation conducted by the government buyer who awarded the contract.  This new scorecard technique will generally be used for large GWACs contracts and BPAs.  The upcoming Human Capital and Training Solutions contract and the new Alliant contract will be utilizing this Objective Scorecards method. 

The process a government buyer goes through to award a contract is more tedious than one would think. GSA Schedules simplify the overall process for government buyers because they can trust they business is registered properly and can browse the vendor’s service catalog on GSAAdvantage!.  However, other than reviewing the GSA Schedule holder’s past performance and the current use of traditional narratives, the new scorecard method allows contractors to set their own goals and expectations.  Jim Ghiloni, Director for Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts at GSA agrees with the new scorecard initiative stating, “I really do think the objective scorecard is a superior procurement process to what we were trying to do.”

These scorecards are will be used to add extra gosling perspective at the finish of each GSA Schedule contract. Contractors must fill out the required federal paperwork and seek out acceptance if interested in being placed on a GSA Schedule.  Prior to being placed on a GSA Schedule, contractors must be properly registered in System for Award Management (SAM) in order to bid on and win government contracts.  

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