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Executive Order 12931

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 13 October 1994

Federal Procurement Reform

Federal Register, Volume 59 Issue 199 (Monday, October 17, 1994)

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Part IV

The President


Executive Order 12931--
Federal Procurement Reform


Presidential Determination No. 94-56

Presidential Determination No. 94-58

Presidential Determination No. 95-1

Memorandum of October 7, 1994

Memorandum of October 13, 1994

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register
Vol. 59, No. 199
Monday, October 17, 1994


Title 3--
The President
                Executive Order 12931 of October 13, 1994

Federal Procurement Reform

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to ensure effective and efficient 
                spending of public funds through fundamental reforms in 
                Government procurement, it is hereby ordered as 

                Section 1. To make procurement more effective in 
                support of mission accomplishment and consistent with 
                recommendations of the National Performance Review, 
                heads of executive agencies engaged in the procurement 
                of supplies and services shall:

                    (a) Review agency procurement rules, reporting 
                requirements, contractual requirements, certification 
                procedures, and other administrative procedures over 
                and above those required by statute, and, where 
                practicable, replace them with guiding principles that 
                encourage and reward innovation;
                    (b) Review existing and planned agency programs to 
                assure that such programs meet agency mission needs;
                    (c) Ensure that procurement organizations focus on 
                measurable results and on increased attention to 
                understanding and meeting customer needs;
                    (d) Increase the use of commercially available 
                items where practicable, place more emphasis on past 
                contractor performance, and promote best value rather 
                than simply low cost in selecting sources for supplies 
                and services;
                    (e) Ensure that simplified acquisition procedures 
                are used, to the maximum extent practicable, for 
                procurements under the simplified acquisition threshold 
                in order to reduce administrative burdens and more 
                effectively support the accomplishment of agency 
                    (f) Expand the use of the Government purchase card 
                by the agency and take maximum advantage of the micro-
                purchase authority provided in the Federal Acquisition 
                Streamlining Act of 1994 by delegating the authority, 
                to the maximum extent practicable, to the offices that 
                will be using the supplies or services to be purchased;
                    (g) Establish clear lines of contracting authority 
                and accountability;
                    (h) Establish career education programs for 
                procurement professionals, including requirements for 
                successful completion of educational requirements or 
                mandatory training for entry level positions and for 
                promotion to higher level positions, in order to ensure 
                a highly qualified procurement work force;
                    (i) Designate a Procurement Executive with agency-
                wide responsibility to oversee development of 
                procurement goals, guidelines, and innovation, measure 
                and evaluate procurement office performance against 
                stated goals, enhance career development of the 
                procurement work force, and advise the agency heads 
                whether goals are being achieved; and
                    (j) Review existing and planned information 
                technology acquisitions and contracts to ensure that 
                the agency receives the best value with regard to price 
                and technology, and consider alternatives in cases 
                where best value is not being obtained.

                Sec. 2. The Director of the Office of Personnel 
                Management, in consultation with the heads of executive 
                agencies, shall ensure that personnel policies and 
                classification standards meet the needs of executive 
                agencies for a professional procurement work force.

                Sec. 3. The Administrator of the Office of Federal 
                Procurement Policy, after consultation with the 
                Director of the Office of Management and Budget, shall 
                work jointly with the heads of executive agencies to 
                provide broad policy guidance and overall leadership 
                necessary to achieve procurement reform, including, but 
                not limited to:

                    (a) Coordinating Government-wide efforts;
                    (b) Assisting executive agencies in streamlining 
                guidance for procurement processes;
                    (c) Identifying desirable Government-wide 
                procurement system criteria; and
                    (d) Identifying major inconsistencies in law and 
                policies relating to procurement that impose 
                unnecessary burdens on the private sector and Federal 
                procurement officials, and, following coordination with 
                executive agencies, submitting necessary legislative 
                initiatives to the Office of Management and Budget for 
                the resolution of such inconsistencies.

                Sec. 4. Executive Order No. 12352 is revoked.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    October 13, 1994.

[FR Doc. 94-25837
Filed 10-13-94; 4:48 pm]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Revokes: EO 12352, March 17, 1982

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