H.R.2006 – VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act

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H.R.2006 – VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act

Brief

The bill requires ‘With respect to any contract awarded by the Secretary that is reported in the Federal Procurement Data System or any successor system, the Secretary shall record information on the amount of any cost or price savings realized by using competitive procedures in awarding such contract.’

The Secretary shall calculate the amount of cost or price savings realized by using competitive procedures in awarding a contract by—

“(A) subtracting the total value of the selected offer or quote from the average of the total values of all offers or quotes evaluated; or

“(B) subtracting the total value of the selected offer or quote from the total value of the median offer or quote evaluated.

“(2) If the difference calculated pursuant to paragraph (1) is negative, the Secretary shall record such difference as zero.

To the extent practicable, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall make available and use on a Department-wide basis the standardized procurement templates used by the Central Office of the Department, the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. In carrying out this section, the Secretary may customize such templates to address particular procurement situations.

(Full text of H.R. 2006 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] (Introduced 04/06/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote

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Motion to recommit:

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SENATE

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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