The Professional Services Council (PSC) welcomes the proposed Federal Acquisition Regulation rule to limit civilian agenciesâ use of the lowest price technically acceptable (LPTA) source selection process for certain services contracts, PSC announced on Wednesday.Â
âThis proposed rule is the latest positive step in PSCâs multi-year crusade to ensure that the federal governmentâs use of LPTA for services is limited to the narrowest possible scope,â said 2019 Wash100 Award winner, PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau. âWe will continue to work with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and others to ensure that final regulations are issued as expeditiously as possible. The real challenge will be how well and quickly the rule is implemented.â
PSC is carefully reviewing the proposed rule and will provide and make public its comments by the Dec. 2, 2019, deadline. When finalized, these regulations will implement a provision of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 115-232).
âApplying these LPTA restrictions government-wide will ensure all federal agencies are using the best procurement approach to access innovation from the services sector and obtain better results and value for the taxpayer dollar,â Berteau continued.Â
About Professional Services Council (PSC)
PSC is the voice of the government technology and professional services industry. PSCâs more than 400-member companies represent small, medium and large businesses that provide federal agencies with services of all kinds, including information technology, engineering, logistics, facilities management, operations and maintenance, consulting, international development, scientific, social, environmental services, and more. Together, the trade associationâs members employ hundredsÂ of thousands of Americans in all 50 states.