Comments on the Proposed Regulations to Establish a Contractor Responsibility Database
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ATTN: Hada Flowers
General Services Administration
Regulatory Secretariat (VPR)
1800 F Street, NW Room 4041
Washington, DC 20405
Regarding: FAR Case 2008-027
Dear Ms. Flowers:
The Center for American Progress Action Fund would like to submit comments on the proposed regulations (FAR Case 2008-027) to require the General Services Administration to establish and maintain a contractor responsibility database.
The new Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System is a step in the right direction. Contracting officers have for too long lacked access to important responsibility data, and the federal government thus continues to award new contracts to companies with a track record of legal violations. The new contractor responsibility database can help ensure that the federal government awards contracts to responsible companies.
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Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project