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6/23/2003



Rail News: Passenger Rail

FTA consolidates contracting rules


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Federal Transit Administration recently streamlined transit agency procurement rules, eliminating excessive record keeping and increasing contract flexibility.



The most significant change is the addition of a tool designed to provide a more concise, page-by-page explanation of complex contract requirements. The circular would give agencies a consolidated document incorporating all procurement and contracting guidance issued by agencies during a seven-year period.



"Our goal is to strengthen the business climate by encouraging common sense approaches to contracting," said FTA Administrator Jennifer Dorn in a prepared statement.



The streamlined rules are available on FTA’s web site (www.fta.dot.gov).


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