Acquisition.GOV is an E-Gov Initiative that aggregates federal acquisition content by providing one website for regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training.
This website was devised to build an easily traversable resource to share the efforts to accomplish its vision of more dynamic and transparent practices through the better use of information, people, processes, and technology.
Both the federal acquisition community and government contractors want the most effective, competitive, and transparent process possible. That is why the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE) offers an alternative to agencies building and sustaining their specialized systems. Designed with input from over 300 representatives from 65 agencies, IAE provides centralized shared services.
Moving towards interoperability, IAE’s first phase identified the steps and data elements used in acquisition across the federal enterprise. The results strengthen the ability of all agencies to manage their procurement processes as well as implement improved, consistent procedures, and controls. To reduce duplication, achieve economies of scale and leverage federal investments, IAE has also made optimal utilization of existing services. Consequently, agencies and vendors can make better business decisions. Nine IAE systems presently support the acquisition process.
In addition to bringing them “under one roof,” IAE will fully integrate them and further streamline the process. Ultimately, IAE will be a true Acquisition Central; a single point where federal buyers and sellers can access information and support services. IAE is under the auspices of OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy and the Chief Acquisition Officers Council.