Federal agencies cannot use appropriated funds to purchase printing services without first going through the Government Printing Office in most cases, a General Accounting Office official said in a letter this week.
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The Government Printing Office would have to compete with companies for federal agencies’ printing jobs, under a proposed rule published this week.
The Office of Management and Budget will likely not set a governmentwide target for competitive sourcing in fiscal 2004, according to federal procurement chief Angela Styles.
The Bush administration Wednesday told federal procurement officials to cut back on bundling contracts, saying the practice makes it difficult for small businesses to compete for federal dollars.