We have over three thousand government contracts and task orders acquired under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) available now with more added every day
Reston, VA (Vocus) May 21, 2008 –
INPUT, the authority on government business, announced that it has opened its electronic library containing thousands of federal and state and local contract documents to the public.
"We have over three thousand government contracts and task orders acquired under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) available now with more added every day," said Ashlea Higgs, senior manager, INPUT Network. "Government FOIA offices are overloaded and requests often take several months to complete. By making our library available, we hope to offload some of the volume of requests to FOIA offices and provide immediate access to these documents to citizens and organizations that have a need."
By providing access to government contracts, INPUT expects to help government agencies and contractors make better decisions as it relates to government planning and acquisition. Contractors may get the benefit of understanding the work currently being performed on a contract as a means to better understand the needs of that agency.
"Government contractors don't have the luxury of waiting for the government to release an RFP to decide if they should bid," said Higgs. "Having access to an existing contract prior to release of an RFP can help a company decide much earlier whether it has the skills and resources to pursue an upcoming contract."
Agencies may leverage the contracts to learn how other government agencies have approached certain types of contracts in the past.
"We see lots of different agencies procuring similar services," said Higgs. "When agencies produce an RFP or statement of work for an upcoming requirement, they can learn a lot and save time by looking at contracts that other agencies have let for similar requirements."
INPUT makes thousands of FOIA requests each year, and the number of documents available online in the INPUT FOIA Library will continue to grow.
INPUT's FOIA Library is available to everyone by visiting http://www.input.com/corp/library/government.cfm.
About the INPUT FOIA Library
The INPUT Contracts and Task Orders FOIA Library has thousands of hard-to-obtain documents from federal, state and local agencies. Save time and resources by quickly obtaining government contract documents. INPUT has obtained thousands of government contracts through the FOIA process and has made these documents available to everyone. For more information about the INPUT Contracts and Task Orders FOIA Library, visit http://www.input.com/corp/library/government.cfm or call 703-707-3500.
INPUT is the authority on government business. Established in 1974, INPUT helps companies develop federal, state, and local government business and helps public sector organizations achieve their objectives. Over 1,300 member organizations, including small specialized companies, new entrants to the public sector, and the largest government contractors and agencies, rely on INPUT for the latest and most comprehensive procurement and market information, consulting, powerful sales management tools, and educational & networking events. For more information about INPUT, visit http://www.input.com or call 703-707-3500.
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