Contracting Away Accountability-Reverse Auctions in Federal Agency Acquisitions

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Since its inception in 1966, the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services (COFPAES) has provided the design community with a common voice on federal procurement law and regulations. COFPAES continues to serve the American public as a well known and respected forum for the consideration of policy and operational changes in the selection procedures for design […]

Statement to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy

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Administrator Jordan, members of the OFPP staff, I am John Palatiello and I appear today on behalf of several clients in the Federal procurement community. As an individual integrally involved in the passage of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act in 1998, I have a keen and longstanding interest in the subject of today’s […]

Congratulations on your nomination and confirmation as Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP)

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Congratulations on your nomination and confirmation as Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). We look forward to working with you to advance best practices in Federal acquisition, including the time-tested and proven qualifications based selection (QBS) process for architecture, engineering and related (A/E) services, codified in 40 U.S.C. 1101 et. seq., and implemented in part 36.6 […]