Program to encourage innovative solutions to enhance electronic Government services and processes
Establishment of Program.—
The Administrator shall establish and promote a Governmentwide program to encourage contractor innovation and excellence in facilitating the development and enhancement of electronic Government services and processes.
Issuance of Announcements Seeking Innovative Solutions.—
Under the program, the Administrator, in consultation with the Council and the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, shall issue announcements seeking unique and innovative solutions to facilitate the development and enhancement of electronic Government services and processes.
Multiagency Technical Assistance Team.—
The Administrator, in consultation with the Council and the Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy, shall convene a multiagency technical assistance team to assist in screening proposals submitted to the Administrator to provide unique and innovative solutions to facilitate the development and enhancement of electronic Government services and processes. The team shall be composed of employees of the agencies represented on the Council who have expertise in scientific and technical disciplines that would facilitate the assessment of the feasibility of the proposals.
The technical assistance team shall—
assess the feasibility, scientific and technical merits, and estimated cost of each proposal; and
submit each proposal, and the assessment of the proposal, to the Administrator.
The technical assistance team shall not consider or evaluate proposals submitted in response to a solicitation for offers for a pending procurement or for a specific agency requirement.
After receiving proposals and assessments from the technical assistance team, the Administrator shall consider recommending appropriate proposals for funding under the E-Government Fund established under section 3604 or, if appropriate, forward the proposal and the assessment of it to the executive agency whose mission most coincides with the subject matter of the proposal.
[Pub. L. 107–347, title I, § 101(a)], Dec. 17, 2002, [116 Stat. 2909].)