GSA to contractors: Drop a dime on crime
- By Matthew Weigelt
- Dec 10, 2008
The General Services Administration’s Office of the Inspector General
today launched an online form that contractors can use to submit
evidence of possible criminal activities.
The office set up
the Web site with a reporting form for contractors; the new Federal
Acquisition Regulation rule that requires contractors to tell the
government about such crimes takes effect Dec. 12.
The office centralized receiving those reports, and an online form is available on the IG's Integrity Report Web site
. The form goes live Dec. 12.
a contractor submits the electronic form, the GSA's system will reply
automatically with an e-mail message that includes a tracking number
and a copy of what was submitted so the contractor may forward it to an
agency's contracting officer, according to the site.
encourage contractors to use our electronic form to submit reports
required under the new FAR rule,” said Brian Miller, GSA’s IG,
new FAR rule creates self-reporting and ethics program requirements for
federal contractors and subcontractors. The rule requires contractors
to report to the IGs whenever they have credible evidence of a
violation of the civil or criminal laws that cover fraud, conflicts of
interest, bribery, or accepting gratuities.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.