Our objective was to determine if the Postal Service has adequate controls over awarding noncompetitive contracts and whether business scenario justifications were adequately supported. The goal of the Postal Service’s supply chain activities is to obtain the best value, which is generally achieved through competition. Competition brings market forces to bear and helps purchase/supply chain management teams compare the relative value of proposals and prices. Competition also encourages the adoption of innovative ideas and solutions and promotes fairness and openness that leads to public trust. However, there are business situations when the noncompetitive purchase method better suits or is needed to meet the business objectives of the Postal Service.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
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