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IG: DHS Gave $389M In Noncompetitive FY 2012 Contracts

contractThe Department of Homeland Security has reduced spending on noncompetitive contracts each year since fiscal year 2008, going from $3.5 billion in that year to $389 million in fiscal 2012, DHS’ inspector general has found.

For fiscal 2012 noncompetitive contracts, the IG found all had the required written justification for award written and on file, Fierce Government reports.

According to the IG’s report, 27 percent of justifications in its sample for 2008 did not meet the required standards.

Contracting officers at DHS are required to document that they consulted three systems containing information on a contractors’ previous work prior to a noncompetitive award, according to Fierce Government.

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