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SmartBuy to be added to the FAR

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I have confirmed from multiple sources that SmartBuy — the enterprise software initiative for civilian agencies — will be included in the Federal Acquisition Regulations — the FAR.

As I understand it — and I’m still working this developing story — but as I understand it, if software is available through the SmartBuy program, agencies would have buy that software — or explain why they didn’t.

The idea behind SmartBuy and the Defense Department’s Enterprise Software Initiative, which spurred SmartBuy, is to allow the government to tap into its buying power — agencies buy a lot of… well everything — to get better prices.

I’m working to get more information from GSA and others. This is just been decided and, as we say, the story is developing.

Stay tuned.

Written by cdorobek

November 14, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Posted in GSA, Policy, procurement

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  1. SMARTBuy . . . it’s a little-known acronym in our acronym-laden government: Software Managed and Acquired on the Right Terms (SMART)Buy. Not bad for a short-timer …

    Tim

    November 15, 2008 at 6:40 AM


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