Reducing Service Contract Spending Can Yield Majority of Savings Required from Sequestration, Contracting Expert says

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February 11, 2013

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Reducing Service Contract Spending Can Yield Majority of Savings Required from Sequestration, Contracting Expert says

Agencies can achieve 70-90% of sequestration savings without harmful personnel cuts

WASHINGTON Agencies can generate between 70 percent and 90 percent of the savings required under sequestration by reducing their substantial spending on service contracts, while avoiding harmful cuts in civilian employees and public services, a contracting expert has concluded in a new legal memorandum released by the American Federation of Government Employees.

The detailed guidance from Charles Tiefer, Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore Law School and a leading expert in government contract law, shows agencies precisely how to reduce spending on service contracts under existing authority and in compliance with procurement law. Continue reading “Reducing Service Contract Spending Can Yield Majority of Savings Required from Sequestration, Contracting Expert says”