House Introduces Bill Encouraging Strategic Sourcing and Competition in Contracting

June 17, 2013

House Introduces Bill Encouraging Strategic Sourcing and Competition in Contracting

On May 15, 2013, Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), along with several cosponsors, introduced the “SAVE Act” (H.R. 1999), legislation intended to reduce federal spending by making a variety of cuts and implementing policies aimed at increasing efficiency. Among the many initiatives in the bill, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy would be required to issue guidance on ways federal agencies could increase the use of competition in federal contracting. Additionally, the bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to issue governmentwide savings goals to be achieved through the strategic sourcing of goods and services. The bill would also require agency chief information officers to make annual reports to the Office of Management and Budget on agency efforts to identify and eliminate duplicative IT investments. The bill was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, as well as the Committees on Appropriations, Agriculture, Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means.      






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