EXOP - White House Offices

1. MORE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES, LESS CONTRACTORS.

Have federal employees perform more work functions than contractors. While it is true in these challenging economic times that fair compensation must be granted in order to retain a high-quality workforce, there seems to be a disparity between contractor and federal employees. Even federal employees can retire and come back as contractors, making more money with less responsibility. If these individuals are the right ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Extend payment terms beyond 30 days to save interest

In private industry, powerful customers sometimes unilaterally impose extended payment terms to improve their cash position, often to 60 or even 90 days. Currently, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), as well as the Prompt Payment Act of 1998, mandate paying contractors in 30 days. This limits our ability to better manage cash by negotiating extended terms. Given the enormous daily volume of Federal payments ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Government Contracts (Contracting Agency work out)

The government can save money by hiring contract employees who are contractors that perform work for different government agencies. Paying a company that does business with the government that pays an employee (contractor) to perform work duties for government agencies work is a waste. The government pays to have one company or a company that subcontracts government work out that turn around and hires contractors to ...more »

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Department of the Interior

Simplified Acquisitions through IDIQ

One of the most frustrating parts of working for the government has been that when you find a good contractor who performs well you can't hire him back without going through a terribly expensive acquisition process and half the time you still don't get the contractor. Also you can’t get work done because the acquisition process is so slow and cumbersome. And lastly nothing is more frustrating than spending over a third ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Contractors

Contractors often do IT work for the government. All contract should have a mandatory clause that states that all work is owned by the government and all coding MUST be turned over to the government upon completion. This is a simple thing to change and it would save millions of dollars. Many contractors leave the job with the code and all subsequent changes go into another contract. The goverment should know how to ...more »

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Congessional Budget Office

Check your contractor

In my time in the government I have seen contractors time and time again pull shenanigans. These contractors are wasteful. Time and time again, they somehow require much more money and time than they originally bid to do the job. They are taking advantage of Uncle Sam's now shallow pockets. Contractors should be required to finish the project as contracted, on time and within budget. They lowball the bid to get the ...more »

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Department of the Treasury

Improve Money Management By Optimizing Contractor Payments

Money management optimization can save millions for the taxpayer that can be put to better use elsewhere. The government spends billions each year to pay contractors for their goods and services. We have also automated the accounts payable system (EDI) making it paperless. It allows for contractors/vendors to submit electronic invoices and the government in turn pays by electronic funds transfer. This system has become ...more »

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Department of Housing and Urban Development

Use SharePoint/InfoPath for InHouse Grant Competition Management

The Federal Government already licenses software packages such as Microsoft SharePoint and InfoPath that can be effectively used to operate and manage competitive grant application review processes. Currently, the IT infrastructure for most grant competitions relies on contractor built systems that unnecessarily cost the government millions of dollars. Case Study: For a recent $2 billion Recovery Act funded grant competition, ...more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Reduce our chronic dependence on contractors for IT Services

Many parts of our organization are heavily dependent on external contractors to provide labor and services to government. They perform various technical functions, as well as procurement sensitive activities that really should be limited to fed-only staff, such as budgetary projection and resource allocation. While this may be a useful short-term strategy, to quickly ramp up and effectively leverage private sector resource ...more »

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Legislative Branch

Contractors/Outsorcing

Save Billions: Contractor/Outsourcing in the federal government seems to be a method where contractors get rich and do not for the most part accomplish what they are hired to do at a minimum. In addition most contracts are raised significantly year after year after the original contracted period. This work has been proven to be more efficient and cost effective if done by government employees. The main difference seems ...more »

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