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Myth-Busting: Addressing Misconceptions to Improve Communication with Industry during the Acquisition Process

 

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Abstract

The Administration established a priority to improve the Federal IT acquisition process by improving communications between government and industry.  This policy memorandum was issued by the OMB Office of Federal Procurement Policy to:

1) identify common misconceptions about vendor engagement that may be unnecessarily hindering agencies’ appropriate use of the existing flexibilities, and provide facts and strategies to help acquisition professionals benefit from industry’s knowledge and insight;

2) direct agencies to remove unnecessary barriers to reasonable communication and develop vendor communications plans, consistent with existing law and regulation, that promote responsible and constructive exchanges; and

3) outline steps for continued engagement with agencies and industry to increase awareness and education.

Nothing in this memorandum should

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