PUBLIC LAW 103-355 —OCT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 3399 (b) CONTENT OF REPORT.— The report shall include the following: (1) A review of existing Federal Government market research efforts to gather data concerning commercial and other nondevelopmental items. (2) A review of the feasibility of creating a Governmentwide data base for storing, retrieving, and analyzing market data, including use of existing Federal Government resources. (3) Any recommendations for changes in law or regulations that the Comptroller General considers appropriate. TITLE IX—FEDERAL ACQUISITION COMPUTER NETWORK SEC. 9001. FEDERAL ACQUISITION COMPUTER NETWORK ARCHTTEC- TURE AND IMPLEMENTATION. (a) FEDERAL ACQUISITION COMPUTER NETWORK ARCHITEC- TURE.—The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) is amended by adding after section 29, as added by section 1093, the following new sections: •«EC. 30. FEDERAL ACQUISITION COMPUTER NETWORK (FACNET) 41 USC 426. ARCHITECTURE.
- (a) IN GENERAL.— (1) The Administrator shall establish a program for the development and implementation of a Federal acquisition computer network architecture (hereinafter in this section
referred to as 'FACNET*) that will be Government-wide and provide interoperability among users. The Administrator shall assign a program manager for FACNET and shall provide for overall direction of policy and leadership in the development, coordination, installation, operation, and completion of implementation of FACNET by executive agencies. "(2) In carrying out paragraph (1), the Administrator shall consult with the heads of appropriate Federal agencies with applicable technical and functional expertise, including the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the National Institute of Standards 'and Technology, the General Services Administration, and the Department of Defense. "(3) Government-wide FACNET capabihty (as defined in section 30A(b)) shall be implemented not later than January 1, 2000. "(b) FUNCTIONS OF FACNET. —The FACNET architecture shall provide for the following functions: "(1) GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS.— Allow executive agencies to do the following electronically: "(A) Provide widespread public notice of solicitations for contract opportunities issued by an executive agency. "(B) Receive responses to solicitations and associated requests for information through such system.
- (C) Provide jjublic notice of contract awards (including
price) through such system. "(D) In cases in which it is practicable, receive questions regarding solicitations through such system. "(E) In cases in which it is practicable, issue orders to be made through such system.