The General Services Administration will start piloting in the next few weeks a new process to protect its supply chain from counterfeit or fraudulent products.
GSA said Wednesday it will use the Robomod process and data from the Verified Products Portal to identify unauthorized products on Multiple Award Schedule contracts and GSA Advantage!
The agency uses VPP as its official source to get supplier authorization data from participating producers and their authorized partners.
GSA will inform MAS contractors once it finds inconsistencies in their supplier authorization based on data on VPP and will give vendors 30 days to contest any findings. At the end of the one-month period, the agency will remove unauthorized offerings from the MAS contract and GSA Advantage!
The new process is also expected to help encourage fair competition in the federal marketplace and improve the ability of agency customers to procure products with confidence.
GSA said it plans to roll out the process to other contracts in the future.