H.R.2006 - VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-246|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/25/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.2006 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (07/25/2017)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “VA Procurement Efficiency and Transparency Act”.
“(a) Recording of information.—With respect to any contract awarded by the Secretary that is reported in the Federal Procurement Data System described in section 1122(a)(4)(A) of title 41, United States Code, or any successor system, the Secretary shall record information on the amount of any cost or price savings realized by using competitive procedures in awarding such contract.
“(1) With respect to contracts recorded in the Electronic Contract Management System, or any successor system, in such system.
“(2) With respect to contracts not covered by paragraph (1), in a location determined appropriate by the Secretary.
“(c) Calculation of cost savings.— (1) In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary shall calculate the amount of cost or price savings realized by using competitive procedures in awarding a contract by—
“(A) subtracting the total value of the selected offer or quote from the average of the total values of all offers or quotes evaluated; or
“(B) subtracting the total value of the selected offer or quote from the total value of the median offer or quote evaluated.
“(2) If the difference calculated pursuant to paragraph (1) is negative, the Secretary shall record such difference as zero.
“(A) at the time at which the Secretary obligates amounts under such contract; or
“(B) if such contract contains options, at the time at which the option is exercised.”.
(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 8128 the following new item:
“8129. Information on cost or price savings from competition.”.
To the extent practicable, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall make available and use on a Department-wide basis the standardized procurement templates used by the Central Office of the Department, the Veterans Health Administration, the Veterans Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration. In carrying out this section, the Secretary may customize such templates to address particular procurement situations.
Passed the House of Representatives July 24, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|