The Internal Revenue Service needs to better adhere to requirements to justify and document noncompetitive contract awards, according to a new report.

The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, acknowledged that the IRS is generally in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation, or FAR, requirements and other applicable authorities for the majority of the noncompetitive contract awards TIGTA reviewed. However, 15 of the 35 contracts reviewed by TIGTA did not comply with all the requirements for noncompetitive awards.

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