The Director of the Office of the Procurement Executive serves as the Department of the Treasury’s Senior Procurement Executive (SPE), Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer (DCAO), and Suspension and Debarment Official (SDO). The Director is responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and evaluating all procurement and contracting operations and activities within the Department of the Treasury. The Director initiates, formulates and implements policies and procedures for accomplishing an effective and efficient procurement and contracting program, serves as the principal expert advisor to the Assistant Secretary (Management)/Chief Acquisition Officer (CAO) in all policy matters regarding procurement and contracting, advises other top departmental officials on procurement and contracting matters, and serves as the Department's key spokesperson and official representative on matters involving procurement and contracting.
The Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE) carries out these duties by issuing procurement policy, establishing acquisition goals, evaluating and monitoring bureau procurement organizations, implementing category management, governing Treasury and federal-wide procurement systems, managing the acquisition workforce, overseeing Treasury charge card programs, managing Treasury’s suspension and debarment program, and continuously improving the acquisition environment.
The Office of the Procurement Executive advances effective, efficient, and equitable procurement and contracting operations and activities throughout the Department of the Treasury. OPE achieves this mission by working to:
- Strategically deploy innovations to streamline the acquisition process with the goal of improving customer experience and supporting just-in-time delivery.
- Actively pursue Department-wide strategies for acquisition planning, outreach, and execution designed to achieve Administration Priorities to produce optimal business outcomes.
- Transform the acquisition workforce to align with the changing acquisition environment, and equip the workforce with high-value information, resources, and tools.
E-Government: Integrated Acquisition Environment
The Treasury Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE) is committed to embracing the concept and ideals of E-Government in the use of web-based applications and modern information technology to enhance services and access to information for the bureaus, the public, and other Government entities. OPE is fully engaged with the GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), which manages a suite of systems called the Integrated Award Environment (IAE). The IAE simplifies, unifies, and streamlines the complex federal acquisition process for the Government acquisition workforce, its business partners, and the financial assistance communities. OPE participates and contributes to the IAE Change Control Board, Functional Requirements Boards, and working level meetings aimed at promoting, improving, and implementing the systems that collectively form the IAE. For further information on the IAE systems, visit the IAE Site.
Credit Card Services Program
The Department of the Treasury uses Citibank MasterCard under the GSA SmartPay Contract to provide purchase, travel, and fleet card services for the Department. OPE issues policy and provides oversight for the program.