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Audit Letter Report: OAS-L-07-26

 September 28, 2007 

Department's Implementation of the Strategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System - Transition Planning, Interfaces, and Testing

The Strategic Integrated Procurement Enterprise System (STRIPES) initiative is an important component of the Department of Energy's (Department or DOE) I-MANAGE program. Consistent with the President's Management Agenda and laws such as the E-Government Act, the STRIPES project has been undertaken to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of awarding and administering acquisition instruments- including managing and operating contracts, interagency and blanket purchase agreements, and purchase and task orders. The initiative will ultimately replace and/or consolidate as many as 30 procurement-related systems across the Department.