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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 - 2010

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TimeTargetPercent
Oct – Dec 20096586
Jan – Mar 20106587
Apr – Jun 20106590
Jul – Sep 20106591

FY 2010 Year-End: 91%

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 - 2010
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct – Dec 2009N/A309
Jan – Mar 2010N/A623
Apr – Jun 2010N/A1,446
Jul – Sep 2010N/A3,204

FY 2010 Year-End Total: 3,204

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

Fiscal Year - 2010
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct – Dec 2009N/A403
Jan – Mar 2010N/A781
Apr – Jun 2010N/A1,609
Jul – Sep 2010N/A3,511

FY 2010 Year-End Total: 3,511

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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