March 9, 2001
MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS AND ACTING HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
FROM: Sean OKeefe, Deputy Director
SUBJECT: Performance Goals and Management Initiatives for the FY 2002 Budget
In accordance with the Director's Memorandum, subject above, dated February 14, 2001, the Office of Management and Budget is providing additional guidance on the development of Performance Plans regarding the following reform initiatives:
1. Making greater use of performance-based contracts: For FY 2002, the Performance-Based Contracting (PBC) goal is to award contracts over $25,000 using Performance-Based Service Contracting (PBSC) techniques for not less than 20 percent of total eligible service contracting dollars. This goal is based on the goals established under the Government-wide Acquisition Performance Measurement Program established by the Procurement Executives Council (PEC).
2. Expanding the application of on-line procurement: For FY 2002, agencies will post 100 percent of all synopses and solicitations valued at over $25,000 on the government-wide point-of-entry (Website); www.FedBizOpps.gov. The Presidents commitment is to shift procurement to the Internet at the same rate as the private sector and to increase competition and accessibility.
3. Expanding A-76 competitions and more accurate FAIR Act inventories: For FY 2002, agencies will complete public-private or direct conversion competitions on not less than 5 percent of the FTE listed on their Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act inventories. Agency plans will include the number of FTE by function and location being competed, training requirements and planned contract support. The Presidents commitment is to open at least one-half of the Federal positions listed on the FAIR Act inventory of commercial functions to competition with the private sector.
Agency plans should outline how the agency intends to meet these goals. If the agency does not believe that it will achieve these goals within the FY 2002 Budget time-frame, the agency should describe the actions the agency intends to take in order to mitigate this problem. Agencies should provide a time-line showing when it expects to achieve this FY 2002 Budget goal.
Office of Federal Procurement Policy staff are ready to work with you as you prepare these plans and coordinate their budget impacts, if any, with your budget examiners.