Mike Coffman (Republican – Colorado) introduced H.R. 2006 to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to record the amount of any cost or price savings that are gained by using competitive bids. The bill also requires the VA to make an agency-wide standard procurement template with customizations for particular situations.
The bill was introduced on April 6, 2017 and sent to the House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs. The bill was brought before the House on July 24, 2017 and was passed by a voice vote. The bill was sent to the Senate on July 24, 2017.
The bill will amend title 38, United States Code, to improve procurement practices of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The bill requires cost savings to be calculated by selecting the total of the chosen bid and subtracting it from the average of all the other bids received or by subtracting the total bid chosen from the median value of the other bids. If the difference is negative, the cost savings will be noted as zero.
The bill also requires the use of standardized templates to the extent feasible.
There are no cosponsors.