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General Services Administration

one governmentwide contract writing system

Now, although each agency uses the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), they populate individual agency contract writing systems at their own expense, which is conservatively tens of millions of dollars per year. These are often custom, proprietary systems and they make our federal acquisition uneven if one agency has had the money to put a new FAR update in their system but another agency lags behind. This is costly... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Restrict the Freedom of a Government Purchase Card

Many Coast Guard members are required to obtain a Government Purchase Card. Following the proper Source of Supply is essential to obtaining supplies and services as well as receiving the proper cost for each item or service.

Here is where we fall short. Too many purchases are being made to big and small companies resulting in waste of funds.

The government needs a centralized supply command where everything can be... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Simple, Efficient, and Effective Government Acquisitions.

Nearly all federal agencies perform acquisitions in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other all-inclusive policies. Despite this, agencies, and even divisions within agencies, have disparate acquisition systems, practices, procedures, and templates. Seen from the perspective of a young front-line acquisition worker, the apparent inefficiencies are staggering. Workers must learn to interface... more »

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Executive Office of the President

2. CENTRALIZIED PLATFORM FOR CONTRACT WRITING

In compliance with Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, Pub. L. No. 96-511, 94 Stat. 2812 (Dec. 11, 1980), get a centralized system of contracting in place for all civilian agencies. In GSA alone, PBS, FAS, and the Office of Government Wide Policy all have different systems for contract writing. In FAS, we have multiple systems that do not communicate to have information collection and flow down consistency. The multiple... more »

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