EEOC hires Interior's NBC for finance management

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has re-upped with the Interior Department's National Business Center for financial-management services.

Under an 18-month base year contract with five, one-year options, EEOC will receive full accounting services, travel payables, interagency payments and collections, commercial collections, and the accounting system will be able to accept all procurement and human resource data from other systems.

The interagency agreement could be worth $11.7 million over the 6 1/2 years, EEOC said.

The commission has been an NBC customer since 2002, but decided to recompete their work after their current provider, CGI/AMS, would no longer support the current system. The commission now will use CGI/AMS' Momentum Version 6.1 Plus software and connect it to E-Travel, the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation and eventually the Central Contractor Registration system.

Jeff Smith, EEOC chief financial officer, said three public sector centers of excellences submitted bids and the commission chose NBC.

'We've had good service from them and they also have provided our payroll and personnel system, and they were very price-competitive,' Smith said. 'Over five years we expect to save $100,000 a year and that is significant for us.'

Smith said EEOC did not look at the private sector for a provider. He said they could not find anyone that had the interfaces with Bank of America they needed for credit cards.

'We have a nightly interface with Bank of America to bring travel and purchase information to us,' Smith said. 'Nobody in the private sector is doing this and no one expressed interested either.'

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