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Doing Business With the Federal Government

The federal government is changing faster than any busy credit executive can keep pace. These resources will keep you up-to-date with federal government rules and regulations on best practices when doing business with the federal government.

Increase your cash flow, support timely recoveries, receive government training and  support all facets of your government business- from getting paid to collecting your government receivables.

  • Understand why some of your payments are being delayed and what you can do about it
  • Learn how your company can benefit from using electronic commerce
  • Discover new technologies being used by the government
  • Gain insight into government rules and regulations
  • Hear inside perspectives from key government officials
  • Acquire helpful government contacts
  • Meet and network with your peers

Find resources on how to support all facets of your government business.

  • Personal assistance and collaboration between government officials and your business.
  • This user-friendly area is packed with information about how to start selling to the government to collecting from the government. Don’t miss reading transcripts of past teleconferences, hosted by government experts.

  • Information on new government regulations, rules and regulation changes.
  • Newsletters
  • Useful Web Sites
  • Wide Area Workflow (WAWF)

Wide Area Workflow Training (WAWF)

The Department of Defense requires all commercial invoices to be submitted via Wide Area Workflow or another approved electronic system.

Otherwise, your invoices will be returned UNPAID!

Electronic Invoicing Mandate

The Defense Department has been mandated by section 1008 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2001, public law 106-398 to require contractors to submit invoices electronically and the Department of Defense to process the invoices electronically. This mandate only provides three options to submit payments electronically:

Wide Area Workflow–WAWF (free web-based system)
Web Invoicing System–WinS (in the plan to be phased out)
Electronic Data Interchange – EDI (large out-of-pocket expense)

Contract Clauses That Includes Electronic Submission

The two current WAWF clauses are:

  • 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests–contractor shall submit payment requests using electronic forms.
  • 252.246-7000 Material Inspection and Receiving Report–contractor using the WAWF fulfill the requirement for a material inspection and receiving report (DD Form 250).

Benefits of Using WAWF

  • No More Paper
  • No More Lost Documents
  • Decreased Admin Costs
  • Complete Visibility of Your Acceptance and Payment Transactions
  • Safe, Secure, Auditable
  • Future Wireless Capability

More information can be found here: http://www.dfas.mil/ecommerce/wawf/training.html

Practice Using WAWF

Online Training Site

http://www.dfas.mil/ecommerce/wawf/training.html

Once you have completed this training course, you may want to practice submitting documents for payment, and viewing and working on documents in the online training site. After getting to the WAWF practice site, you should click the "Training Instructions" hyperlink in the left column to get your training User IDs and passwords and important sample data.

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