Single face to vendors advances
- By Colleen O'Hara
- Aug 22, 2000
As expected, the government issued a proposed rule on Monday that would
designate the FedBizOpps Web site as the single online point of access to
governmentwide business opportunities.
The FedBizOpps site (formerly called the Electronic Posting System) gives
industry a single place to go to access agency synopses and solicitations
on the Internet. The site provides vendors with online access to business
opportunities throughout government and sends companies e-mail notifications
related to a specific area of business interest.
The Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations
Council published the proposed rule in the Federal Register, which gives
agencies until Oct. 1, 2001, to complete their transition to, or integration
with, FedBizOpps. Many agencies already use FedBizOpps (www.fedbizopps.gov),
including NASA and the General Services Administration.
Under the proposed rule, agencies would no longer furnish separate notices
to the Commerce Business Daily, but would instead rely on the FedBizOpps
site to electronically forward the notice to the CBD.