Procurement Reform

Procurement Reform

Embrace existing streamlining initiatives & assistance princples

In regard to Federal Assistance, has USAID been involved with the Grants Policy Committee (GPC), established by the Federal CFO Council? There have been a lot of good streamlining initiatives that have come out of this group under P.L.106-107. Grants need to be used in accordance with the principals and spirit of the The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977. Allow NGO's to do what they do best and reduce ...more »

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Safe Harbors for Recipients?

In regard to assistance awards (grants/coop. agreements), I've heard that USAID will provide some form of "safe harbors" for their managers (Procurement/Contracting officials?) to allow them to the opportunity to take more risks with less established partners overseas. Will USAID provide the same opportunity for prime recipients in working with their subrecipients? We currently take on a lot of USAID's risk in working ...more »

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Local CBO Initatives

Are there any plans to increase the number of local Inititatives made available for Faith-Based Organizations.

 

Are there any plans for Capacity Building Initiatives for Local CBO's.

 

What are the 2011 reform goals and how can local CBO's have input in the identification of needed goals on the grassroot level?

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DOLLAR & SENSE

I am writing to you from the Eastern part of the Congo where the actual conflict has killed more than 8 millions people and more than two millions women have been raped etc... My question are 1. Why do you still do business with the same organization when you know that they only spend $.15 on the dollar on the local population? 2. Can we make exception for organization that are on the ground in the Congo to still ...more »

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Use of small businesses

Recent procurements from USAID continue the trend of complex scopes of work and high ceilings. In addition, many are RFAs with significant cost shares. These realities make it difficult for small businesses to compete. What will happen under this procurement reform to boost utilization of small businesses, not just for their ability to procure goods, but also for their strengths in innovation and specific technical competencies? ...more »

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