Establishment of Interagency Acquisition Working Group†
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) is establishing a working group to improve the management and use of interagency contracts. The first meeting of the working group will take place on Friday, December 9, 2005 from 1:00-3:00 in the Truman Room, White House Conference Center, 726 Jackson Place.
Interagency contracts offer important benefits, including efficiency and the ability to leverage resources. At the same time, a number of documented weaknesses in the management and use of interagency contracts have prevented taxpayers from getting the best value in some cases. In addition, the Government Accountability Office placed interagency contracts on the acquisition high-risk list for the first time in 2005.