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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 2694 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2694

To promote strategic sourcing principles within the Federal Government.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 16, 2013

   Mr. Griffin of Arkansas introduced the following bill; which was 
      referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

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                                 A BILL


 
To promote strategic sourcing principles within the Federal Government.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Buy Smarter and Save Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. GOALS FOR STRATEGIC SOURCING OF FEDERALLY PROCURED GOODS AND 
              SERVICES.

    (a) Requirement To Establish Goals for Purchases and Savings Using 
Strategic Sourcing.--The President shall establish--
            (1) an annual Government-wide goal to procure goods and 
        services using strategic sourcing, in accordance with this 
        section; and
            (2) an annual Government-wide goal for savings resulting 
        from the use of strategic sourcing, in accordance with this 
        section.
    (b) Amount of Procurement Goal.--
            (1) In general.--The goal for procurement of goods and 
        services established under subsection (a) shall be--
                    (A) in each of fiscal years 2014 and 2015, at least 
                $100,000,000,000; and
                    (B) in each of fiscal years 2016, 2017, and 2018, 
                at least $75,000,000,000.
    (c) Amount of Savings Goal.--The goal for savings resulting from 
the use of strategic sourcing established under subsection (a) shall 
be--
            (1) in each of fiscal years 2014 and 2015, at least 
        $10,000,000,000; and
            (2) in each of fiscal years 2016, 2017, and 2018, at least 
        $7,500,000,000.

SEC. 3. IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC SOURCING GOALS BY OFFICE OF 
              MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET.

    (a) Guidance by Office of Management and Budget.--The Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget shall issue guidance to executive 
agencies for implementing the goals established under section 2. The 
Director, in consultation with the heads of executive agencies, may set 
specific goals for procurement and savings that are customized to 
individual executive agencies.
    (b) Matters Covered.--In the guidance issued under subsection (a), 
the Director shall include, at a minimum, the following:
            (1) Criteria for the goods and services to be procured 
        using strategic sourcing, consistent with the considerations 
        described in subsection (c).
            (2) A description of the specific data required to be 
        submitted by executive agencies to the Director regarding 
        implementation of the goals.
            (3) Guidance on calculating and verifying savings generated 
        from strategic sourcing.
            (4) Standards to measure progress towards meeting savings 
        goals.
            (5) Procedures to hold agencies accountable and ensure that 
        agencies are achieving their strategic sourcing goals.
            (6) Procedures to ensure that an agency is not making 
        purchases that significantly exceed the requirements of the 
        agency, including purchases of ammunition.
            (7) A list of existing Government-wide strategic sourcing 
        vehicles.
    (c) Considerations.--In developing the guidance issued under this 
section, the Director shall take into consideration the application of 
strategic sourcing in a manner that--
            (1) maintains a strong industrial and manufacturing base in 
        the United States;
            (2) is consistent with international trade agreements;
            (3) accounts for the benefits as well as the costs of 
        procuring goods and services;
            (4) emphasizes the procurement of goods and services that 
        are procured repetitively, procured Government-wide and in 
        large amounts, and are non-technical and commercial in nature;
            (5) allows for easy conduct of a spend analysis under 
        section 4(b); and
            (6) reflects the requirements of the Small Business Act, 
        including the provisions addressing contract bundling, contract 
        consolidation, and the need to achieve the statutory small 
        business prime contracting and subcontracting goals in section 
        15 of that Act.
    (d) Relationship to Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative.--In 
issuing guidance under this section, the Director shall take into 
account and be consistent with the Federal Strategic Sourcing 
Initiative managed by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.
    (e) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the end of a fiscal year 
for which a goal is established under section 2, the Director shall 
submit to Congress a report on the implementation of this Act. The 
report shall include, at a minimum--
            (1) the dollar amount of spending for goods and for 
        services that was strategically sourced during the year covered 
        by the report;
            (2) the extent of savings on purchases of goods and 
        services realized by executive agencies during that year; and
            (3) such findings and recommendations as the Director 
        considers appropriate.

SEC. 4. STRATEGIC SOURCING DUTIES OF COVERED DEPARTMENTS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of a covered department shall take 
the following actions to support strategic sourcing efforts in the 
department:
            (1) Establishment of department-wide goals and savings 
        targets for strategic sourcing efforts in support of the goals 
        established under section 2.
            (2) Establishment of a strategic sourcing accountability 
        official within the department.
            (3) Issuance of a policy that outlines the role, authority, 
        and responsibilities of the strategic sourcing accountability 
        official and department practices for strategic sourcing.
            (4) Identification of department-specific strategic 
        sourcing contracts already in use and establishment of 
        utilization goals for current and future strategic sourcing 
        efforts.
            (5) Development of standards to track and assess compliance 
        with the goals established under section 2, consistent with the 
        guidance and considerations under section 3.
    (b) Spend Analysis Requirement.--Not later than six months after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, and in accordance with the 
guidance and considerations under section 3, the Secretary of a covered 
department shall conduct a spend analysis of procurements by the 
department during fiscal year 2012 to identify, assess, and quantify 
goods and services suitable for strategic sourcing. Based on the 
analysis, the Secretary shall select, for implementation in fiscal year 
2014, at least one good or service to strategically source from among 
the top 20 procurement spending categories for commercial goods and 
services that are identified in the analysis as suitable for strategic 
sourcing.

SEC. 5. STUDY AND REPORT BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL.

    (a) Study on Contract Utilization Fees.--The Comptroller General of 
the United States shall conduct a study to assess the effect of 
contract utilization fees on the use of multiple agency contracts, 
including strategic sourcing vehicles using multiple award schedules, 
and shall submit a report on the results of the study to Congress not 
later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (b) Study on Establishing Contract Vehicles.--The Comptroller 
General shall conduct a study to examine the cost of establishing each 
of the current Federal strategic sourcing initiative contract vehicles, 
and shall submit a report on the results of the study to Congress not 
later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (c) Annual Report on Implementation of Act.--
            (1) Assessments.--Each year, the Comptroller General shall 
        assess--
                    (A) the performance of executive agencies in 
                implementing the strategic sourcing goals required by 
                this Act; and
                    (B) the amounts saved through the use of strategic 
                sourcing, including a comparison of the costs of 
                establishing and maintaining strategic sourcing 
                contract vehicles.
            (2) Report.--The Comptroller General shall submit a report 
        on the results of the assessment to Congress not later than one 
        year after the date of the enactment of this Act and annually 
        thereafter while the goals are in effect.

SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.

    In this Act:
            (1) Executive agency.--The term ``executive agency'' has 
        the meaning given the term ``Executive agency'' in section 105 
        of title 5, United States Code.
            (2) Covered department.--The term ``covered department'' 
        means the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland 
        Security, the Department of Energy, the Department of Veterans 
        Affairs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the 
        Department of Health and Human Services, the General Services 
        Administration, and the Small Business Administration.
            (3) Strategic sourcing.--The term ``strategic sourcing'' 
        means a structured and collaborative process of critically 
        analyzing an organization's spending patterns to better 
        leverage its purchasing power, reduce costs, and improve 
        overall value and performance.
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