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218 FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities over US$25,000. FedBizOpps also lists notices of contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information for federal agencies. 219 A notice of proposed procurement must be published in the FedBizOpps at least 15 days before a solicitation for bids is issued; from that date, prospective suppliers must be given at least 30 days to submit bids. State governments that are covered by the GPA are also required to publish invitations to tender. 6. Lists of suppliers may be prepared by a federal government agency, provided the agency prepares a written justification explaining the circumstances for the need of such a list. These non- exhaustive lists may include both national suppliers and potential foreign suppliers from countries that are parties to the GPA or other international agreements. Lists of qualified or registered suppliers are made public. A number of the 37 States covered by the GPA use lists of qualified suppliers when tendering for certain types of procurement. 7. Among legislative changes with an effect on procurement procedures, the E-Government Act of 2002 (P.L. No. 107-347) established an Office of Electronic Government in the OMB. This Office administers a government-wide programme to enhance access to, and delivery of, government information and services and to improve government procurement operations . The Act requires the maintenance of a publicly accessible government website and the acceptance of procurement 213 Information on the OFPP is available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/procurement/ index.html. 214 Information on the FAR is available online at: http://www.arnet.gov/far/facsframe.html 215 For example, electronic signature (FAR 2.101), late bids (FAR 14.304[b]), and garbled transmissions (FAR 14.406). Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 99, 22 May 2003. 216 Federal Register Vol. 66, No. 204; 22 October 2001. 217 Federal Register Vol. 67, No 27; 8 February 2002; Federal Register Vol. 67 No. 169; 30 August 2002; and Federal Register Vol. 67, No. 251; 31 December 2002. 218 FedBizOpps online information. Available at: http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. 219 This information is available online at: http://cbdnet.access.gpo.gov/index.html
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United States WT/TPR/S/126 Page 84 submissions by electronic means. The E-Government Act of 2002 has resulted in a number of initiatives, including the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE), aimed at creating a single web- based portal for government acquisitions and expected to be in operation in October 2003. 220 8. The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched two programmes to increase the efficiency of the government procurement process: the GSA Global Supply (GGS), and GSA Advantage. The GSA Global Supply provides a selection of supplies that comply with government acquisition policies and socio economic regulations. 221 The new GSA Advantage is an electronic online shopping and ordering system, that provides online access to authorized contractors. 222 9.
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