Competitive Sourcing


Green

Yellow

Red

Agency:

  • Has an OMB approved “green” competition plan to compete commercial activities available for competition;
  • Publicly announces standard competitions in accordance with the schedule outlined in the agency “green” competition plan;
  • Since January 2001, has completed at least 10 competitions (no minimum number of positions required per competition) or has completed a sufficient number of large competitions to demonstrate meaningful use of competitive sourcing;
  • In the past four fiscal quarters, completed 90% of all standard competitions in a 12-month timeframe or timeframe otherwise approved in accordance with the Circular;
  • In the past four fiscal quarters, completed 95% of all streamlined competitions in a 90-day timeframe or timeframe otherwise approved in accordance with the Circular;
  • In the past year, canceled fewer than 10% of publicly announced standard and streamlined competitions;
  • Has OMB reviewed written justifications for all categories of commercial activities determined to be unsuitable for competition;
  • Structures competitions in a manner to encourage participation by both private and public sectors as typically demonstrated by receipt of multiple offers and/or by documented market research, as appropriate;
  • Regularly reviews work performed once competitive sourcing studies are implemented to determine if performance standards in contract or agreement with agency provider are met and takes corrective action when provided services are deficient.
  • Submits quarterly reports to OMB’s competitive sourcing tracking system regarding status of pending competitions and results achieved; AND
  • Has positive anticipated net savings and/or significant performance improvements from competitions completed either in last fiscal year for which data has been officially reported to Congress by OMB or in the past three quarters.

To main green status, agency:

  • Has expressly coordinated “green” competition plan annual updates with agency’s Chief Human Capital Officer;
    AND
  • Through sampling, independently validates that savings to be achieved for the prior fiscal year were realized.

Agency:

  • Has an OMB approved “yellow” competition plan to compete commercial activities available for competition;
  • Has completed one standard competition or has publicly announced standard competitions that exceed the number of positions identified for competition in the agency’s “yellow” competition plan;
  • In the past two quarters, has completed 75% of streamlined competitions in a 90-day timeframe or timeframe otherwise approved in accordance with the Circular;
  • In the past two quarters, has canceled fewer than 20% of publicly announced standard and streamlined competitions;
  • Has positive anticipated net savings and/or performance improvements from competitions completed either in the last fiscal year for which data has been officially reported to Congress by OMB or in the past two fiscal quarters; or has taken corrective actions to address identified weaknesses;
    AND
  • Submits quarterly reports to OMB’s competitive sourcing tracking system regarding status of
    pending competitions and results achieved.

Agency:

  • Does not have an OMB approved competition plan;
  • Has not completed one standard competition or publicly announced standard competitions that exceed the number of positions identified for competition in the agency’s “yellow” competition plan;
  • In the past two quarters, exceeded the timeframes stipulated in the Circular in more than 25% of streamlined competitions
  • In the past two quarters, canceled 20% or more of standard and streamlined competitions;
    OR
  • Has not submitted quarterly reports to OMB’s competitive sourcing tracking system regarding status of pending
    competitions and results achieved.