Letter: Time to settle federal e-forms procurement
Regarding "Feds' move to e-forms delayed by third protest
": Matthew [Weigelt], It has been almost four years and [the General Services Administration] has still not awarded this contract. During my time at GSA, I worked extremely hard to set the foundation for an ongoing e-forms program for the federal government, and here we are today with years wasted with incompetence in understanding the value of what the agency had already built. It has totally tried to reinvent e-forms with individuals who have no expertise in the meaning of electronic forms.
In early 2000, GSA had an e-forms catalog of all e-forms and a second-to-none system for completing forms electronically. Instead of continuing to enhance the system at that time, management decided to reinvent what they already had. For what reason, is still a major question! GSA still has one individual [who] was originally responsible for building the catalog and e-forms solution and she was not even involved in the present procurement mess. Over the past couple of years, Jason Miller and you have written articles on this procurement and it would be great if something could be done to get the right people back involved in this procurement to settle it once and for all, and to start saving our tax dollars again!
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