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OMB Chief Issues Memorandum to Procurement Officials Regarding Inter-agency Aquisitions

Encouraging agencies to reduce waste by leveraging their "own buying power," the Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Dan Gordon, issued guidance designed to reduce duplication in acquisitions by increasing interagency contracting and information sharing.  This came out as a memorandum to Chief Acquisition Officer and Senior Procurement Executives on September 29, 2011.  As we discuss in the video series, this represents the type of communication that successful contractors need to stay tuned in to.

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The Competition in Contracting Act (CICA)

In accordance with FAR 6.102(d)(3), use of the Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) Program is considered a “competitive procedure” under CICA when the FSS ordering procedures are followed – i.e., the Ordering Procedures for Supplies, and Services Not Requiring a Statement of Work (FAR 8.405-1) or the Ordering Procedures for Services Requiring a Statement of Work (FAR 8.405-2).

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