Section 809 panel chair warns against 'abuse' of other transaction agreements

By Justin Doubleday / October 3, 2019 at 4:24 PM
The head of the Section 809 panel says Congress will peel back the Defense Department’s ability to use other transaction agreements if it doesn’t reign in the “abuse” of such agreements. Section 809 Panel Chairman Dave Drabkin issued the warning during an Oct. 3 conference in Washington hosted by George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting. “When I say ‘abuse,’ I mean people are using OTAs to avoid using the [Federal Acquisition Regulation],” Drabkin said. “The abuse of OTAs is...

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