By Government Contracts Editorial Staff
A final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency revises the clause at EPAAR 1552.232-70, Submission of invoices, to add electronic invoicing requirements. EPA issued the rule because it will begin using the Invoice Processing Platform, a secure web-based service provided by the Department of the Treasury that efficiently manages government invoicing. EPA currently requires contractors and vendors to submit paper invoices, which are inefficient and costly. Using IPP will also satisfy the requirements of Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-15-19, Improving Government Efficiency and Saving Taxpayer Dollars Through Electronic Invoicing. By amending the clause to require electronic invoicing, EPA will reap benefits of efficiency and cost that have become ubiquitous in modern commerce and comply with the OMB memorandum. EPA received no comments on the proposed rule (¶70,053.29). The final rule went into effect May 15, 2019. For the text of the rule, see ¶70,050.79.
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