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.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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