The Resource Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act

Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act

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Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act
Title
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This report comprises the results of a review of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) contract with the MITRE Corporation for engineering services to design the Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) program. The ability of IRS to direct and control its procurement activities is critically important to the success of the TSM program. The objective of TSM is to replace IRS' current antiquated tax processing system with a new system using modern technology. The objective of the review was to determine if the noncompetitive contract award to MITRE complied with requirements of the Competition In Contracting Act (CICA) concerning contracts awarded with less than full and open competition. Among the conclusions, is the finding that IRS violated CICA in making its noncompetitive award to MITRE, because planning to obtain competition on the MITRE contract should have started earlier. CICA does not allow agencies to justify contracting without full and open competition on the basis of a lack of advance planning. This was the case with the MITRE award. The noncompetitive award to MITRE might have been avoided had IRS conducted timely advance planning. Had IRS done this, the noncompetitive award to MITRE might have been avoided. Further, by making this award, IRS effectively put itself into a sole-source relationship with MITRE that resulted in a second, and potentially much larger, noncompetitive award. (RWJ)
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DTICE
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non fiction
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV
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  • Contracts
  • Accounting
  • Taxes
  • Data processing
  • Congress
  • Competition
  • Automation
  • Decision making
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Economics
  • Cost analysis
  • Reports
  • Contractors
  • Planning
  • Procurement
  • Allocations
  • Operations research
  • Public administration
  • Legislation
  • Federal budgets
  • Federal law
  • Money
  • Administration and Management
  • Sociology and Law
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Computer Systems
  • Operations Research
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Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act
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Report to the Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
17 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)227826604
  • (OCoLC)ocn227826604
Label
Tax Systems Modernization: IRS Award to MITRE Corporation Violated the Competition in Contracting Act
Publication
Note
Report to the Chairman, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate
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
17 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)227826604
  • (OCoLC)ocn227826604

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