Committee Leaders Request Documents Regarding Administration’s Newest Contractor

February 20, 2014

In Letter to Accenture, Leaders Request Documents Regarding Terms of Contract, Role in Building Health Care Exchanges, and All Communications with HHS and White House

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to the Chief Executive of Accenture Federal Services, the contractor recently hired by the administration to complete work on the health care law exchanges. As the letter explains, “Last month the Obama administration hired Accenture to oversee and the administration’s efforts to complete the building of the federally facilitated marketplace (FFM). According to the Washington Post, Accenture obtained the $91 million contract for during an ‘abbreviated’ contracting process in which three other companies were considered.”

The committee leaders requested a briefing with staff to explain how Accenture was selected for the contract, the terms of the contract, what work has been completed, and “a detailed description of how Accenture is handling the transition of and the FFM from the supervision of CGI Federal to Accenture.” Further, the leaders request documents regarding Accenture’s work and communications with the administration and the White House.

The letter was signed by full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Vice Chairman of the Health and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittees Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman Emeritus Joe Barton (R-TX), and full committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

Read the complete letter online here.