OMB, in collaboration with the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the General Services Administration (GSA) is engaged in a multiphase, multifaceted approach that will result in recommendations to reduce reporting burden, standardize processes, and reduce costs for Federal awardees.
The dialogue sponsored by the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, HHS, and GSA is generating ideas to streamline reporting for Federal contractors and grantees. Join the Dialogue .
While the recipient reporting for Federal contracts and grants are similar, there are reporting burdens unique to each. To gather recommendations for easing reporting for recipients of Federal contracts and grants, OMB is conducting the pilot with two primary focus areas.
OMB is providing strategic leadership for the procurement pilot and collaborating with GSA and the Chief Acquisition Officers Council for implementation. The objectives of the Section 5 procurement pilot focus are to:
The goal is to allow contractors doing business with the Federal Government to submit FAR required reports to one central location in an efficient and effective manner rather than multiple locations and to each contracting officer (CO).
An overview of the procurement pilot focus, test models, and metrics is below.
Contractors who are required to submit under FAR 22.406-6 and are interested in participating in the pilot data collection tool are encouraged to share their information and interest via SpendingTransparency@omb.eop.gov. Acquisition community members can get updated information about the DATA Act Section 5 Procurement Pilot by following this link to GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) Industry Community.