Memorandum M-04-08, Maximizing Use of SmartBuy and Avoiding Duplication of Agency Activities with the President’s 24 E-Gov Initiatives†
In November 2003, OMB directed federal agencies to:
- Review all commercial software acquisitions for appropriateness for inclusion into the SmartBuy program in order to leverage government purchasing power and reduce redundant purchases;
- Ensure that the appropriate acquisition official review all planned IT acquisitions for major IT acquisition projects (those in excess of $2 million) in order to ensure that the acquisition does not duplicate any E-Government initiative. If the agency intends to complete an acquisition found to be duplicative, the prior approval of the OMB E-Government Administrator is required.
(Direction to Agencies)