COMMENTARY – Transparency, accountability and auditability are central to the federal push for open government. Nowhere is the need for improvement and reform greater than in the federal procurement process.
Procurement professionals, however, are hamstrung from being able to answer even the most basic Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) audit questions, in terms of the procurement and delivery of services. Keep reading →
This column originally appeared at GovWin.com.
On September 14, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Jacob Lew issued a formal memorandum to all government agencies to speed up payments to their vendors. This measure, as part of the Prompt Payment Act (PPA), is helpful even though it appears on the surface to be targeted toward helping the struggling economy. Keep reading →
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy issued a long-awaited set of guidelines that clarifies what government functions “must always be performed by federal employees” and when it’s appropriate to turn to contractors to for a variety of services.
In a 75-page final policy letter, OFPP and Office of Management and Budget Officials lay out a new set of terms, guidelines and examples concerning government contracting. Keep reading →