OFPP's two new policy requirements
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy has set new policy requirements for interagency agreements.
- Beginning Oct. 1, decisions on interagency acquisitions must be supported by best-interest determinations. For example, OFPP wants agencies to consider the associated fees and the experience of the agencies they are turning to for acquisition help.
- Beginning Nov. 3, interagency agreements for assisted acquisition services should clarify roles and responsibilities of the agency placing the order and the agency providing the service. The agreements must specify a contract purpose, a length of time, legal authority to do the work, and billing and payment terms.
OFPP has recommended that agencies also modify existing agreements to meet its new policy guidance.
Matthew Weigelt is a former FCW senior writer who covered acquisition and procurement.