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Percentage of contracts over the micro-purchase threshold awarded competitively – Fiscal YTD

Dictionary: The Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, encourages competition for the award of all types of government contracts to increase the number of competitors and to increase savings through lower, more competitive pricing. Further, President Obama has mandated that the Federal government save $40B a year in contracting and one way to achieve this savings is through competing contract actions. HHS has mandated that at least 65% of all contract actions awarded over the micro-purchase threshold are competed. Competitive contracts include all actions over the micro-purchase threshold of $3K and excludes any contracts that are not available for competition (authorized by statute, such as 8a contracts).

Information is current as of April 22, 2015.

Fiscal Year - 2013

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Oct 201275100
Nov 20127592
Dec 20127591
Jan 20137592
Feb 20137592
Mar 20137591
Apr 20137590
May 20137590
Jun 20137591
Jul 20137591
Aug 20137592
Sep 20137591

FY 2013 Target: 75% Overall: 92%

Total number of contract (over the micro-purchase threshold) competed – Fiscal YTD

Fiscal Year - 2013
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Oct 2012N/A5
Nov 2012N/A83
Dec 2012N/A182
Jan 2013N/A292
Feb 2013N/A399
Mar 2013N/A535
Apr 2013N/A705
May 2013N/A903
Jun 2013N/A1,178
Jul 2013N/A1,567
Aug 2013N/A2,336
Sep 2013N/A3,201

FY 2013 TOTAL: 3,201

Total number of contract (available for competition excluding micro-purchases) awarded – Fiscal YTD

Fiscal Year - 2013
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Oct 2012N/A5
Nov 2012N/A90
Dec 2012N/A199
Jan 2013N/A317
Feb 2013N/A435
Mar 2013N/A591
Apr 2013N/A781
May 2013N/A1,005
Jun 2013N/A1,301
Jul 2013N/A1,720
Aug 2013N/A2,546
Sep 2013N/A3,515

FY 2013 TOTAL: 3,515


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