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Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Guiding Principles For Fair Opportunity Selection Under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 16.505(b)(1)

Understanding the difference between FAR 16.5 fair opportunity competitions compared to the FAR 15.3 source selection process; Possible FAR 16.505(b)(1) fair opportunity competition ordering strategies for team consideration as they employ the CO’s “broad discretion” to develop appropriate ordering procedures for their situation.

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Assisted Acquisition Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)
Assisted Acquisition Request Form

Use this form to request NITAAC Assisted Acquisition support.

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Assisted Acquisitions Brochure
Assisted Acquisitions Flyer

The Assisted Acquisition flyer provides an overview on NITAAC's Assisted Acquisition Services.

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Assisted Acquisitions Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)

The Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) is an important document that has direct influence on how long it may take to execute an acquisition and, ultimately, the estimated cost of performance.

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Assisted Acquisitions Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

The Assisted Acquisitions Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishes minimum levels of management duty and responsibility for NITAAC.

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Big Data Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Certification in FAC-C-DS

Establishment of Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services (FAC-C-DS)

CIO-CS Contract (Conformed)

The CIO-CS Contract (Conformed) contains all the information contract holders need to know about successfully operating under the CIO-CS GWAC.

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CIO-CS Customer User Guide

The CIO-CS Customer User Guide provides step-by-step instructions for Government users on how to register and use the e-GOS platform.

CIO-CS Executive Agent Designation

The Executive Agent Designation recognizes CIO-CS as the replacement for the Electronic Commodity Store GWAC.

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CIO-CS Fee Cap Memorandum

The CIO-CS Fee Cap Memorandum details the fee cap for all orders under the CIO-CS GWAC in the amount of $70,000. The fee cap applies to any order base or optional period (not to exceed 12 months) with funding in excess of $20 million.

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CIO-CS Flyer

The CIO-CS Flyer provides an overview on how to leverage the CIO-SP3 GWAC.

CIO-CS Past Performance Evaluation

The past performance evaluation form provides a quick and easy template for gathering information regarding prime contractor past performance on other federal awards.

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CIO-CS Statement of Work (SOW) Template

The CIO-CS Statement of Work (SOW) template assists agencies by providing guidance on items that should be considered in a scope of work in order to meet project objectives, costs, deliverables, timeliness, and other expectations. Use of the template is encouraged, but not required.

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CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business Fee Cap Memorandum

The Fee Cap Memorandum details the NIH Contract Access Fee (NCAF) for Task/Delivery Order Requests (TORs) released on or after January 5, 2016.

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CIO-SP3 Contract (Conformed)

The CIO-SP3 Contract Conformed details contractor roles and responsibilities and other pertinent contract information.

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CIO-SP3 Example Instructions to Offerors

The Instructions to Offerors Template provides guidance on the proposal preparation and submission process.

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CIO-SP3 Flyer

The CIO-SP3 Flyer provides an overview on how to leverage the CIO-SP3 GWAC.

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CIO-SP3 OMB Designation

NITAAC has been designated a federal Executive Agent, authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to administer three Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) for information technology procurement.

CIO-SP3 Ordering Guide

The CIO-SP3 Ordering Guide provides an overview of the ordering procedures for CIO-SP3.

CIO-SP3 Small Business Contract (Conformed)

The CIO-SP3 Small Business Contract Conformed contains all the information contract holders need to know about successfully operating under the CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC.

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CIO-SP3 Small Business Flyer

The CIO-SP3 Small Business flyer provides agencies with an overview of the CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC and lists the pre-vetted small business contract holders who are GWAC holders.

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CIO-SP3 Small Business Ordering Guide

This guide provides the procedures for ordering Information Technology (IT) service-based solutions under the CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC.

CIO-SP3 Statement of Work (SOW) Template

The CIO-SP3 Statement of Work (SOW) template assists agencies by providing guidance on items that should be considered in a scope of work.

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Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) Hardware

Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) hardware and software is a system that has been developed for sale, lease, or license to the general public and is currently available at a fair market value. COTS items require no unique government modifications or maintenance over the lifecycle of the product to meet the needs of the FAA.

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Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government - Best Practices for Acquiring IT as a Service

Provides Federal agencies more specific guidance in effectively implementing the “Cloud First” policy and moving forward with the “Federal Cloud Computing Strategy” by focusing on ways to more effectively procure cloud services within existing regulations and laws.

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Customer Service Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Cybersecurity Performance Work Statement (PWS) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Data Analysis Performance Work Statement (PWS) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Data Management Performance Work Statement (PWS) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence Support Services Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Department of Defense Use of Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) Set Aside Exclusively for Small Business
Department of the Navy Policy for the Procurement of IT
Developmental Hardware and Software Statement of Work (SOW) (Template #1)

Developmental hardware and software relates to a system that currently does not exist and will require engineering development to fulfill the FAA's requirements. Solution Implementation activities include all work required to develop, test, produce, deploy, and fully support a system built from developmental hardware and software. Template #1 contains more paragraphs and CDRLs/DIDs related to Program Management.

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Developmental Hardware and Software Statement of Work (SOW) (Template #2)

Developmental hardware and software relates to a system that currently does not exist and will require engineering development to fulfill the FAA's requirements. Solution Implementation activities include all work required to develop, test, produce, deploy, and fully support a system built from developmental hardware and software. Template #2 contains more paragraphs and CDRLS/DIDs related to training.

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Document Management Performance Work Statement (PWS) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

e-GOS Amendments Guide

The e-GOS Amendment Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on adding or deleting documents, distributing an extension notice, or updating a point of contact.

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e-GOS Delivery Order Request Guide

The e-GOS Delivery Order Request Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on issuing, competing and awarding delivery orders under CIO-CS.

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e-GOS Labor Rate Search Guide

The e-GOS Labor Rate Search Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on searching and viewing contractor labor rates for all 137 labor categories.

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e-GOS Question & Answer (Q&A) Guide

The e-GOS Question and Answer (Q&A) Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on submitting and answering questions.

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e-GOS Registration Guide

The e-GOS Registration Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on setting up a new account in e-GOS.

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e-GOS Report Award Guide

The e-GOS Report Award Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on reporting an award in e-GOS. 

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e-GOS Request for Information Guide

The e-GOS Request for Information Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on conducting market research by issuing a request for information under CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business.

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e-GOS Responses Guide

The e-GOS Responses Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on viewing the responses submitted to task or delivery order requests in e-GOS.

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e-GOS Task Order Request Guide

The e-GOS Task Order Request Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on issuing, competing and awarding task orders under CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business.

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EIT Standards and Section 508 Compliance

The EIT Standards ensure that Federal employees with disabilities have access to and can readily use information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees without disabilities.

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Electronic Document Management System Design Project Statement of Objectives (SOO) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Engineering and Program Support Services Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Enterprise Architecture Portfolio Management Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Enterprise Architecture Program Management Plan Performance Work Statement (PWS) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Example solicitation instructions and evaluations to contract holders

These templates provide guidance on developing instructions and evaluations to contract holders.

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FCW - Okay: Fair Opportunity Explained

Questions and answers regarding Fair Opportunity

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General Services Administration CONNECTIONS II Fair Opportunity Guidance for Ordering Contracting Officers (OCOs)

This document serves as guidance and advice for ordering contracting officers under GSA's Connect II IDIQs

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General Services Administration CONNECTIONS II Fair Opportunity Guidance for Ordering Contracting Officers (OCOs)

This document serves as guidance and advice for ordering contracting officers under GSA's Connect II IDIQs

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Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) NextGen Ordering Guide

NITAAC’s Ordering Guides make it easy to purchase product offerings under the CIO-CS Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) and the NITAAC Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) program. The GSS ordering guide outlines the process for ordering standard laptops and desktops to meet OMB’s Category Management Policy 15-1.

Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) Standard Laptop, Desktop, and Tablet Specifications v5

The Laptop and Desktop Standard Specifications v5 details the standard configurations for NITAAC GSS (Government-Wide Strategic Solutions).

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Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) Standard Laptop, Desktop, and Tablet Specifications v6

The Laptop and Desktop Standard Specifications v6 details the standard configurations for NITAAC GSS (Government-Wide Strategic Solutions).

Government-Wide Strategic Solutions (GSS) Version 7 Specifications

The Laptop and Desktop Standard Specifications v7 details the standard configurations for NITAAC GSS (Government-Wide Strategic Solutions).

Implementing Strategic Sourcing
Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) Template

The Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE ) is used to assist in the determination of the acquisition strategy, as well as an estimated cost for the proposed effort.

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Information Technology Infrastructure Services Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Information Technology Security Assessment Performance Work Statement (PWS) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Information Technology Support Performance Work Statement (PWS) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Integrated Workspace Statement of Objectives (SOO) Example

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Interagency Agreement
Interagency Agreement Form 7600A

This form establishes an agreement between your agency and NIH to perform assisted acquisition services only.

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Interagency Agreement Form 7600B

This form serves as the Order Requirements and Funding Information (Order) form when establishing an agreement between your agency and NIH to perform assisted acquisition services only.

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Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Transition Project Statement of Work (SOW)

The Connections II IPv6 Transition Project Statement of Work (SOW) Template is provided by GSA to help customer Agencies contract for services to transition their network infrastructures and applications from IPv4 to IPv6. The SOW Template is designed as an example SOW that can be readily tailored to meet an Agency’s transition needs.

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IT Operational Support Services Statement of Work (SOW)

The scope of this task is to provide a variety of current and future IT operational support services to the Internet/Intranet environment.

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IT Security and Privacy Services Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

IT Support Services Statement of Work (SOW)

The scope of this SOW is to provide a variety of current and future IT operational support services to your organization. In addition to the specific support areas, the contractor shall support any future technologies that are adopted by the government to improve enterprise-wide business systems.

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Laptop High-level Specifications for v3
Mac Standard Laptop - Upgrade 1 Specifications v3
Memorandum of Agreement

The Assisted Acquisitions Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) establishes minimum levels of management duty and responsibility for NITAAC.

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Multimodal Data Analytics Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) CIO-SP4 Overview Presentation
NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) Cybersecurity Services and Commodities Flyer

CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business can accommodate cybersecurity services under Task Area 7: Critical Infrastructure Protection and Information Assurance. CIO-CS can accommodate cybersecurity services under Category 3: IT Security Software.

NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) Health IT Flyer

NITAAC Health IT Flyer

NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) Overview Flyer

The NITAAC overview flyer provides an at-a-glance overview of the benefits of leveraging one of NITAAC's three best in class GWACs: CIO-CS, CIO-SP3 or CIO-SP3 Small Business.

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Non-Developmental Item (NDI) Hardware and Software Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

Non-developmental item (NDI) hardware and software consists of a system that has been previously developed for use by federal, state, local, or a foreign government and requires no further development. An NDI item may require minor modifications or modifications of the type customarily available in the commercial marketplace to meet FAA requirements.

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memo

The OMB Memo details the immediate steps agencies must take to meet category management objectives, as established by the Category Management Leadership Council.  

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OMB Category Management Policy Memo & FAQs

The OMB Memo details the immediate steps agencies must take to meet category management objectives, as established by the Category Management Leadership Council and answers frequently asked questions about category management. 

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OMB Category Management Policy Memo & FAQs
OMB Mandatory Source-Workstations Memo
OMB Memo FAQ
Open Source Code Statement of Objectives (SOO) Example

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Performance Work Statement (PWS) template

This template has been provided as a streamlined approach to assist you in drafting your information technology work statement. Please consult and work with your contracting officer early and often to determine what is appropriate to your requirement.

Pluribus Digital Pre-Award Protest
Postaward Debrief

This tool provides tips and a sample email debrief for ordering contracting officers to consider as they prepare to give feedback to NITAAC contract holders. This tool has two documents. One is tips and the other is a sample email debrief.  

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Program and Project Management Support Services Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Program Management Office (PMO) Support Services PWS Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) Template

The Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) template can be used to assist with creating a QASP.

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Questions And Answers OMB Policy Memo Laptop and Desktop FINAL
Redacted Bering Human Touch Pre-Award Protest
Redacted Human Touch Pre- Award Protest
Redacted Mission Driven Ventures Pre-Award Protest
Redacted Tata America Intl Corp Pre-Award Protest
Request for Information Template

The Request for Information (RFI) is generally used when the solution to a business problem is not immediately evident or clearly defined. The RFI is used to gather information and is not used to make a selection or a contract award.

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Requirements Package Checklist

The requirements package checklist is used by NITAAC when reviewing Statements of Work (SOW) and other requirements package documents.

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Rerepresentation of Business Size

The Rerepresentation of Business Size Memorandum and SBA Presentation provide guidance to NITAAC GWAC holders who need to rerepresent their business size under their contract.

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Sample Technology Statements of Work

This page provides a variety of Sample Technology Statements of Work

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Secton 801 Memo
Small Business Search Guide

The Small Business Search Guide is a tool used to provide guidance on identifying small business and set-aside categories through the NITAAC website.

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Software Development

This template will assist technical personnel in translating software requirements into contractual language by giving guidelines of what should be included in the SOW for different phases of the software life cycle.

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Software Vulnerabilities Testing Services

The objective of this SOW is to obtain an enterprise-wide license for vulnerability analysis services in order to discover flaws in agency-owned, agency-controlled, and third-party software code.

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Splunk Services Statement of Work (SOW) Sample

This sample is a redacted copy of a work statement accomplished under a NITAAC GWAC.

Standard Laptop Desktop, and Tablet Specifications V4

The Laptop and Desktop Standard Specifications V4 details the standard configurations for NITAAC GSS (Government-Wide Strategic Solutions).

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Standard Laptop, Desktop, and Tablet Specifications v4
Standard Laptop, Desktop, and Tablet Specifications v6

The Laptop and Desktop Standard Specifications v6 details the standard configurations for NITAAC GSS (Government-Wide Strategic Solutions).

Standard Laptop, Desktop, and Tablet Specifications v5
Statement of Objective (SOO) template

This template has been provided as a streamlined approach to assist you in drafting your information technology work statement (WS). Please consult and work with your contracting officer early and often to determine what is appropriate to your requirement.

Statement of Work (SOW) Template

This tool provides guidance and a template for Order Requests, for use with Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) contracts; to be issued to qualified Contract Holders for the purpose of entering into a Task Order (TO).

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Statement of Work (SOW) template

This template has been provided as a streamlined approach to assist you in drafting your information technology work statement (WS). Please consult and work with your contracting officer early and often to determine what is appropriate to your requirement.

Technical Evaluation Template

This tool provides guidance for Technical Evaluation, as the Technical Evaluation assesses the Offeror's proposed approach to satisfy the Government's requirements specified in the Order Request.

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The Acquisition that Helped the Department of Veterans Affairs Modernize Its Claims Appeals System

This case study provides the following information: How a coding exercise was used to select a vendor; How a digital service team met the need for additional development support services; Lessons learned from conducting this type of acquisition; Documents used in the solicitation

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THE NASH & CIBINIC REPORT - COMPETITION & AWARD - CONTRACT FORMATION WITHOUT CONVERSATION: How Do You Do That? Why Would You Want To?

Level 3 Communications LLC, of Broomfield, Colorado, protests the issuance of a delivery order to Verizon Deutschland GmbH, of Frankfurt, Germany, under request for quotations (RFQ), issued by the Department of Defense, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), for the installation and maintenance of a telecommunications circuit. Level 3 argues that the agency's evaluation of vendors' quotations and resulting award decision were improper.

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Transforming the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement

Transforming the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement outlines the actions agencies should take  to strengthen Federal acquisition practices to improve efficiency, reduce red-tape, and provide greater benefit for taxpayer dollars.

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Transforming the Marketplace: Simplifying Federal Procurement
USDA Task & Delivery Orders

April 2021 USDA Task & Delivery Orders

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