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IRS Accelerating Contracting Compliance Process With New Automation Tool

The Internal Revenue Service plans to launch by the end of June an automation tool designed to help contracting officers reduce the time spent on a vendor compliance procedure from hours to minutes, Nextgov reported Monday. The IRS started a pilot test of a bot that works to help contracting officers speed up a compliance process - contractor responsibility determination - that screens vendors for red flags such as business prohibitions and past bankruptcies.

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GAO: VA Should Address Contracting Officers’ Training Needs in Veterans First Program Implementation

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide contracting officers with more training in implementing a program that aims to support veteran-owned small businesses through contract opportunities. GAO said in a report published Wednesday that it interviewed 30 contracting officers and found that 12 of them encountered difficulty in making "fair and reasonable price" assessments of contract awards under the Veterans First program.

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Tom Sharpe: GSA Seeks to Update Multiple Award Schedules Program Through Transactional Data Reporting Rule

The General Services Administration has published a final rule that would require federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data as well as eliminate price reduction clause and commercial sales practices disclosure requirements for contractors. Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday, the …

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Mary Davie: GSA Adds Tools to IT Schedule 70 to Facilitate Price Comparisons for Federal Buyers

The General Services Administration has introduced several tools to the Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle in an effort to update GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules program and streamline the acquisition process for federal agencies. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote in …

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