Now Open – The National Dialogue and Pilot to Reduce Reporting Compliance Costs for Federal Contractors and Grantees is NOW OPEN. One goal of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) is to make information on federal expenditures more easily accessible and transparent. One way to achieve this is to simplify reporting for entities receiving Federal funds by streamlining reporting requirements and reducing compliance costs while improving transparency. The Office of Management and Budget in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services and the General Services Administration have launched the “National Dialogue: Improving Federal Procurement and Grants Process” to reduce reporting compliance costs for Federal contractors and grantees.
The Federal government is looking for ideas on how to reduce the costs (compliance and other) associated with obtaining and managing Federal funds awarded through Federal contracts, grants, or associated subawards. This national dialogue and pilot will be open for the next 24 months to collect suggestions and ideas to iterate potential solutions throughout that process. We welcome and value your thoughts and ideas on improving the Federal procurement and grants processes.