The Resource Acquisition Reform: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network

Acquisition Reform: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network

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Acquisition Reform: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network
Title
Acquisition Reform: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 (FASA), Public Law 103-355, mandated a governmentwide Federal Acquisition Computer Network (FACNET) architecture to enable federal agencies and vendors to do business electronically in a standard way and move the government's procurement process away from paper. It was expected that FACNET would be used for most competitive contract awards valued above the micro-purchase threshold of $2,500, up to the simplified acquisition threshold of $100,000. Procurements in this range are simplified acquisitions that may be conducted using procedures that are less complex than those required for full and open competitive acquisitions. In January 1997, we reported numerous concerns about FACNET implementation, including FASA'S requirements. Legislation has been introduced to amend the FASA requirements to allow electronic commerce (EC) to be implemented in a more flexible manner. This letter responds to the FASA requirement that we report on "the classes of contracts in amounts greater than the micro-purchase threshold and not greater than the simplified acquisition threshold that are not suitable for acquisition through a system with full FACNET capability." Specifically, we ascertained characteristics of contract actions that agencies found not suitable for FACNET processing and evaluated the reasonableness and consistency of agencies' explanations why they were unsuitable for FACNET. In addition, we analyzed governmentwide EC statistics to determine agencies' use of FACNET and other EC purchasing methods. We obtained information from senior procurement officials at 24 federal agencies
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV
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  • United states government
  • Acquisition
  • Contracts
  • Computer networks
  • Electronics
  • Commerce
  • Procurement
  • Computer Systems
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Label
Acquisition Reform: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network
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Publication
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Report to Congressional Committees and Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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21 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227853947
  • (OCoLC)ocn227853947
Label
Acquisition Reform: Classes of Contracts Not Suitable for the Federal Acquisition Computer Network
Publication
Note
Report to Congressional Committees and Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227853947
  • (OCoLC)ocn227853947

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