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Federal Procurement Policy Co-Sponsored Crowdsourcing Opportunity: Shaping Solutions to Address Barriers to Equity in Federal Procuremen6

November 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am - November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 am

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Executive Office of the President and the Department of Energy (DOE) are co-hosting a two-week crowdsourcing campaign to identify the most promising actions to address barriers faced by underserved groups that prevent them from full and equal access to federal procurement opportunities.

Click HERE to register and participate in this campaign

You are invited to vote and comment on short-term solutions to mitigate barriers to equity in procurement that were previously identified through an earlier campaign (see I. Background below). All are welcome to participate and we are especially interested in feedback on:

  • Impact of the action on historically underserved groups (e.g., positive, negative, neutral)
  • Additional near-term steps that would dramatically improve support for the action or expected outcomes
  • Management accountability practices and measures that should be deployed along with the action
  • Organizations that the federal government should work with to support the action
  • Communications channels that will reach a significant number of individuals in historically underserved groups

Join the campaign at any time from November 8 – 19 to vote and comment on actions the government should take to address rectify inequities in the federal marketplace.

Your contributions will help shape plans and solutions that dismantle obstacles embedded in the federal acquisition system and promote equity in federal procurement activities.


Challenge Title: Shaping Solutions to Address Barriers Among Underserved Groups from Equal Access to Federal Procurement Opportunities

I. Background: President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 13985 Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government describes a clear imperative for action to advance equity around procurement and contracting opportunities by directing agencies to undertake a review of equity, including identifying potential barriers that restrict historically underserved groups from full and equal participation in the federal marketplace.

From June 1 to June 15, 2021, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Executive Office of the President co-hosted the Barriers Among Underserved Groups in Underserved Areas from Equal Access to Federal Procurement Opportunities crowdsourcing campaign in support of the government-wide effort to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities.

Early analysis of the June 2021 campaign identified fourteen (14) barriers encountered by historically underserved groups when seeking federal procurement opportunities. For more details about the types of barriers encountered see the Summary Report: Barriers Among Underserved Groups from Equal Access to Federal Procurement Opportunities available on the OFPP crowdsourcing platform (new users register here or registered users log in here).

II. Challenge Statement: As further analysis of potential barriers to equity in procurement is underway, federal agencies must continue to engage meaningfully with stakeholders to formulate short-term action plans that demonstrate commitment and momentum toward more equitable policies and programs that support federal procurement.

This challenge seeks input on several pre-defined short-term actions for agencies to consider when addressing a limited number of barriers frequently encountered by historically underserved groups as they endeavor to participate meaningfully in the federal marketplace.

III. Challenge Question: What short-term actions (pre-defined) will have the greatest impact to mitigate barriers frequently encountered faced by historically underserved groups from full and equal access to federal prime and subcontracting opportunities.

IV. Challenge Instructions: All are welcome to register and participate, i.e., vote and comment, in this challenge. New users register here by creating an account. Registered users log in here. Once registered, log in here and select the title of the challenge under the “Active Campaigns” section. You will then be able to (i) review full details about the challenge and (ii) vote and comment on the pre-defined short-term actions designed to mitigate barriers to equity in the federal marketplace.

V. Challenge Results: This challenge is expected to result in a list of impactful short-term actions that federal agencies can consider when developing action plans that address barriers that historically underserved groups may face in taking advantage of agency procurement and contracting opportunities. The results of this challenge will inform executive branch work related to EO 13985 Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

Details

Start:
November 8, 2021 @ 12:00 am
End:
November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 am
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Website:
https://ofpp.ideascalegov.com/a/register