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Cumulative percent of contracts awarded over the micro-purchase threshold which are competed within the month (1)

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 the saving 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.

The Department has mandated that at least 65% of all contract actions awarded over the micro-purchase threshold are competed.

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A75
Nov 2011N/A84.1
Dec 2011N/A89.9
Jan 2012N/A89.9
Feb 2012N/A89.4
Mar 2012N/A90.4
Apr 2012N/A90.6
May 2012N/A90.8
Jun 2012N/A91.2
Jul 2012N/A91.2
Aug 2012N/A91.0
Sep 2012N/A91.0

Footnotes

  • (1) $3K and under is a micro purchase and is not subject to competition rules.

Cumulative number of contracts over the micro-purchase threshold competed within the month

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A6
Nov 2011N/A58
Dec 2011N/A160
Jan 2012N/A250
Feb 2012N/A380
Mar 2012N/A547
Apr 2012N/A705
May 2012N/A935
Jun 2012N/A1,290
Jul 2012N/A1,747
Aug 2012N/A2,529
Sep 2012N/A2,969

FY 2012 Total: 2,969

Cumulative number of contracts over the micro-purchase threshold awarded within the month (2)

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A11
Nov 2011N/A85
Dec 2011N/A211
Jan 2012N/A322
Feb 2012N/A489
Mar 2012N/A705
Apr 2012N/A911
May 2012N/A1,206
Jun 2012N/A1,656
Jul 2012N/A2,250
Aug 2012N/A3,247
Sep 2012N/A3,855

FY 2012 Total: 3,855

Footnotes

  • (2) Amount (actions and dollars) also includes awards that aren’t available for competition for actions that are exempt by statute from competition.

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