Senate Subcommittee Asks OFPP to Submit Bridge Contract Oversight Plan

ContractSigningThe Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has sent a letter to Anne Rung, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, asking her on how OFPP plans to help manage governmentwide use of bridge contracts.

Subcommittee ranking members Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) made the request after the Government Accountability Office found many agencies lack guidance on bridge contract management.

GAO reported that agencies are at risk of overpaying for products and services when they award non-competitive and lengthy bridge contracts to vendors and has urged OFPP to include rules for those types of awards in Federal Acquisition Regulations.

McCaskill and Carper said they want to know what measures OFPP will take in order to address concerns raised in the GAO report.

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