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ARRA Division A, Subtitle D – Additional Accountability and Transparency Requirements
SEC. 1554 - Special Contracting Provisions.
To the maximum extent possible, contracts funded under this Act shall be awarded as fixed-price contracts through the use of competitive procedures. A summary of any contract awarded with such funds that is not fixed-price and not awarded using competitive procedures shall be posted in a special section of the website established in section 1526.
ARRA Division A, Title XVI – General Provisions – This Act
Sec. 1604 – Limit on Funds
Sec. 1605 – Buy American – Use of American Iron, Steel, and Manufactured Goods
Sec. 1606 – Wage Rate Requirements
A-133 will receive greater scrutiny.
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 3474; Circular A-110)
(Authority: 20 U.S.C. 3474; Circular A-102)
-Codes of Conduct
-Develop Policies and Procedures
-Maintain Effective Contract Administrative System
-Identify Conflicts of Interest
-Conduct Pre-solicitation Reviews
-Encourage Economy and Efficiency
-Use of Excess Property
-Use of Value Engineering
-Determining Contractor Responsibility
-Maintain Contract Award Decision Documentation
-Limited Use of T&M Contracts
-Settling Contractual Matters
-Develop Protest Procedures
-Utilize Various Procurement Methods
-Contracting with Small Businesses
-Performing Cost/Price Analysis
-Making Procurements Available for Agency Review
-Inclusion of EDGAR Provisions
-Contracting with Faith-Based Organizations
State/Local laws Federal law and EDGAR Standards
Agency Procurement Policy and Procedures
conflicts of interest are known.
- for all procurement actions.
-when the offeror is required to submit a detailed cost proposal.
-for all sole source contracts.
-when adequate price competition is lacking.
(Reference: EDGAR Part 80.35 – ‘Subawards to debarred and suspended parties’. For complete information on debarment and suspension, see EDGAR Part 85 – “GOVERNMENTWIDE DEBARMENT AND SUSPENSION (NONPROCUREMENT)”.)
Example: Purchasing 2 computers from same vendor at
same time, rather than 1 consolidated purchase, to avoid
small purchase competition threshold.
Documented evidence of oral quotations or written quotations missing from the record
Content Source: GAO
OMB Circular A-133 -
OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement 2010 -
OMB Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement 2009 –
March 2009, Compliance Supplement “Other OMB Circular A-133 Advisories Appendix VII -- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act” http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/a133_compliance/app_7.pdf
May 2008, “Conducting Acquisition Assessments under A-123” http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/omb/procurement/memo/a123_guidelines.pdf
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