OFPP Releases Memo on What’s ‘Inherently Governmental’

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy released a memo to agencies today outlining what is ‘inherently government’ and should thus be a focal point of the government insourcing initiative.

The memo names eight specific changes to what agencies have known to be inherently governmental. The new policies will take effect October 12.

“Today marks an important milestone in an effort that began with the President’s March 2009 memorandum on government contracting in which he called on us to clarify line between functions that cannot or should not be outsourced and those that may be subject to private sector performance,” said Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon. “The final policy letter is largely similar to draft we issued last year. You will not see a document where you look at it and say, ‘Whoa, this is totally new.’”

Letter 11-01, Performance of Inherently Governmental and Critical Functions

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