Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman
There are two senior agency positions dedicated to ensuring full and open competition as a part of the federal contracting process: Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman.
Competition Advocates are responsible for:
Promoting full and open competition;
Promoting the acquisition of commercial items;
Removing barriers to full and open competition such as unnecessarily restrictive statements of work, overly detailed specifications and burdensome contract clauses; and
Reviewing and reporting on the contracting operations of the agency.
Task Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman is responsible for:
Addressing contractor concerns regarding compliance with task/delivery order award procedures;
Reviewing contractor complaints on task/delivery order contracts;
Ensuring all contractors are afforded a fair opportunity to be considered for each task/delivery order, consistent with FAR 16.505(b); and
When requested, maintaining strict confidentiality of the contractor requesting assistance.
Agency and Component Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman
Below lists the Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman for the National Nuclear Security Administration. Please note that both positions may be filled by a single individual.
Department Competition Advocate for Acquisitions Gary G. Lyttek, Business Source Manager Office of Acquisition Management Gary.Lyttek@nnsa.doe.gov (202) 586-8304 (office)
Task Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman Deborah Buterbaugh, Procurement Analyst Acquisition and Project Management email@example.com (505) 845-6273 (office)