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Shay Assad: DoD Wants Vendors to Submit Final Proposals Within 2 Months

The Defense Department wants government contractors to submit their proposals within two months in an effort to expedite the weapons systems procurement process, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

Shay Assad, director of procurement and acquisition policy at DoD, said the Pentagon has asked Congress to make some changes to the Truth in Negotiations Act that would allow the department and vendors to agree first on the actual pricing and cost data that need to be certified in order to speed up the submission of final proposals within a month to 60 days.

The report said contractors are required to submit certified cost and pricing data for acquisitions worth at least $2 million under TINA.

“We’re going to commit to them: ‘You submit your proposal in 60 days, we’re going to get it audited in 60 days, and we’re going to get to the table quickly,’” Assad said at an Association of the U.S. Army-hosted contracting conference.

He noted that DoD has called on its acquisition workforce to include additional options in contracts that would provide service branches an opportunity to extend those contracts without the need to negotiate new deals for the procurement of the same equipment, the report added.

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