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Myth-Busting 2: Addressing Misconceptions and Further Improving Communication during the Acquisition Process

 

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Abstract

In 2011 the OMB Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) issued the "Myth-Busting" memorandum on "Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication with Industry during the Acquisition Process."2 In the subsequent months, Federal agencies have taken significant additional steps to improve communications between Federal agencies and the vendor community. 

To continue to make progress in improving these communications, OFPP issued this second "Myth-Busting" memorandum. Whereas the first memorandum focused on the misconceptions on the part of Federal agencies, this memorandum continues the discussion by addressing the misconceptions that may be held by some in the vendor community. The misconceptions are highlighted in the Attachment and, for each one, provides facts about the Federal procurement process, with the goal of improving the productivity of our communications. The Attachment also provides additional information and strategies for both agencies and vendors to promote more effective communication.

 

Author (organization): 
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
 
Document type: 
Law, Regulation, or Policy
 
Interests: 
Acquisition