New rules allowing federal agencies to purchase printing services directly from private firms will be issued “in the near future,” an Office of Management and Budget spokesman said Friday. In the meantime, agencies still must go through the Government Printing Office for most jobs.
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The General Accounting Office will launch a broad-scale probe into methods and secrecy that surrounds awarding of contracts to rebuild Iraq, Comptroller General David Walker said Thursday in an interview with National Journal Group reporters.
The U.S. Agency for International Development's decision to sidestep open bidding for contracts to help rebuild Iraq should be investigated, congressional Democrats say.
Certain federal contractors would no longer have to follow key oversight and accounting rules on contracts worth up to $200 million under legislation being drafted by the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee.