DOD considers distributing task, delivery orders electronically

The new proposal would standardize how the Pentagon sends out orders

Defense Department officials want to make the electronic distribution of task and delivery orders a routine part of life at the Pentagon, according to a rule proposed today.

DOD currently has the capability to distribute orders electronically, and can post those orders to a website contractors can access. The new proposal would standardize the process. Officials believe the rule would help small firms.

The proposal would add language to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to establish a method for sending out orders electronically, according to a notice in today’s Federal Register.

“This change will ultimately help improve the management and promotion of electronic government services and processes,” the notice states. It also would establish a framework to improve public access to government information and services, an electronic government initiative.

Officials are taking comments on their proposal until Nov. 30.

 

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

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