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2008-S3077 on Jun 3, 2008

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: website for competitive federal awards
Source: Strengthening Transparency and Accountability Act (S.3077)
A bill to strengthen transparency and accountability in Federal spending.
  • Improving application programming interface and website data elements.
  • Recipient performance transparency. [For federal awards, show on internet...]
  • a unique award identifier that identifies each individual award vehicle;
  • the date that the financial award was made;
  • the agency and department as well as subagencies and suboffices that have authorized the Federal award;
  • in negotiated procurements, the highest, lowest, and median offered price among all technically acceptable proposals or bids.
  • For all contracts after 2010, [show on internet...]
  • both a copy in a format that reproduces the original image of each page and a copy in searchable text format of the request for proposals, the announcement of the award, the contract, and the scope of work to be performed;
  • information about the extent of competition in making the award, including the number of qualified bids or proposals during the competitive process, and if the award was not competed, the legal authority and specific rationale for making the award without full and open competition;
  • PRESENTATION OF DATA- The website shall present information about Federal awards providing search results for novices displayed in summary form; and
  • providing more detailed information for more sophisticated users
  • Performance Transparency- performance of individual contractors and recipients of financial assistance starting with awards given in fiscal year 2008 including an assessment of the quality of work performed on Federal awards during the past 5 years; and information about Federal audit disputes and resolutions.


  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Website for competitive federal awards

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2008-S3077

Tom Carper s1oDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s1pIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 



Republicans participating in 2008-S3077

Tom Coburn s1oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
John McCain s1oAZ Republican Sr Senator 



Independents participating in 2008-S3077



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0


















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