H.R.803 - Department of Homeland Security Procurement Improvement Act of 2007

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the procurement-related activities of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to enhance the procurement-related activities of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Department of Homeland Security Procurement Improvement Act of 2007 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Department of Homeland Security Procurement Improvement Act of 2007 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require: (1) the Chief Procurement Officer to provide homeland security procurement training to acquisition employees, including establishing training objectives, standards, req

Official Summary

Department of Homeland Security Procurement Improvement Act of 2007 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require:
(1) the Chief Procurement Officer to provide homeland security procurement training to acquisition employees, including establishing training objectives, standards, requirements, and courses; and
(2) the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a Council on Procurement Training to make policy and training curriculum recommendations. Directs the Secretary to require any offeror for a contract to provide goods or services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit, as part of the offeror's bid:
(1) an attestation disclosing any substantial role the offeror, the offeror's employees, or any corporate parent or subsidiary may have played in creating a solicitation, request for proposal, or statement of work or objectives for DHS;
(2) a description of safeguards used to prevent the offeror from receiving information through such role that could provide an undue advantage in submission of a contract offer; and
(3) a written certification indicating whether the offeror is in default or delinquent on any tax payment to the federal government. Requires the Secretary to:
(1) consider the contractor's past performance based on a review of information submitted regarding performance of government and private sector contracts; and
(2) contact the relevant official who administered each such contract performed during the five-year period preceding the review. Requires the Secretary to review, strengthen, and issue DHS-wide guidance on the policy governing the use of DHS purchase cards by employees to conduct official business. Directs the Comptroller General to report to Congress on DHS contracting processes.

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