SEC. 874. IMPROVEMENTS TO THE FEDERAL
PROCUREMENT DATA SYSTEM.
(a) Enhanced Transparency on Interagency Contracting and Other
Transactions- Not later than one year after the date of the
enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of Management
and Budget shall direct appropriate revisions to the Federal
Procurement Data System or any successor system to facilitate
the collection of complete, timely, and reliable data on
interagency contracting actions and on transactions other than
contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements issued pursuant to
section 2371 of title 10, United States Code, or similar
authorities. The Director shall ensure that data, consistent
with what is collected for contract actions, is obtained on--
(1) interagency contracting actions, including data at the task
or delivery-order level; and
(2) other transactions, including the initial award and any
subsequent modifications awarded or orders issued (other than
transactions that are reported through the Federal Assistance
Awards Data System).
(b) Amendment- Subsection (d) of section 19 of the Office of
Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 417(d)) is amended to
read as follows:
`(d) Transmission and Data Entry of Information- The head of
each executive agency shall ensure the accuracy of the
information included in the record established and maintained by
such agency under subsection (a) and shall transmit in a timely
manner such information to the General Services Administration
for entry into the Federal Procurement Data System referred to
in section 6(d)(4), or any successor system.'.
(c) Report to Congress-
(1) REPORT REQUIRED- Not later than 180 days after the date of
the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of General Services
shall submit to Congress a report.
(2) CONTENTS OF REPORT- The report shall contain the following:
(A) A list of all databases that include information about
Federal contracting and Federal grants.
(B) Recommendations for further legislation or administrative
action that the Administrator considers appropriate to create a
centralized, comprehensive Federal contracting and Federal grant
Improvements to the
Federal Procurement Data System.
Section 873 enhances the transparency of multiple-award and
interagency contracts by requiring additional reporting to the
existing federal procurement database.
On Rep. Waxman's summary of of September 24, 2008, this
explanation states that it applies to Section 873.
However, the language of the explanation and Section 874
appear to be similar. As a result, this explanation is
placed here and not with Section 873.