Contracting Away Accountability-Reverse Auctions in Federal Agency Acquisitions

Since its inception in 1966, the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services (COFPAES) has provided the design community with a common voice on federal procurement law and regulations. COFPAES continues to serve the American public as a well known and respected forum for the consideration of policy and operational changes in the selection procedures for design professionals. Because of its emphasis on professionalism in the procurement process, COFPAES assists the federal government in assuring that the design of projects to satisfy the building, infrastructure, resource, and program management needs of our Nation are conducted in an efficient and quality manner.