Internet Payment Platform-A Teleconference
Thursday • March 5, 2009
Complimentary for GBG members
$49.95 for non-members
Speakers: Teresa Ricoy and Paula Stephens, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The Internet Payment Platform is a free Electronic Invoice Payment Presentment (EIPP) system offered by the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management Service that centralizes purchase orders, invoices, invoice payment approval and Treasury's payment reporting for Federal agencies and their suppliers. The IPP represents an opportunity for Federal agencies to transform their existing paper-based processes into a streamlined electronic flow. Through IPP, Federal agencies and suppliers can:
- Deliver electronic purchase orders to suppliers
- Receive electronic invoices from suppliers
- View invoice status and invoice disputes
- Capture Treasury's payment reporting and offset detail payments
- Take advantage of IPP email notification options
These services are available at NO COST to Federal agencies and their suppliers. Join us for this informative talk to learn more and have all your questions answered. Click here to register.
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) Columbus Open House
The next open house is scheduled for May 13, 2009. This is a free training for defense contractors. The open house includes training in the following areas:
- Contract Pay Services (MOCAS)
- Vendor Pay Services to include:
- Computerized Accounts Payable System (CAPS)
- Enterprise Business System (EBS)
- Integrated Accounts Payable System (IAPS)
- Standard Accounting and Reporting System (STARS One-Pay)
- Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
- Round-table Discussions
- Complying with the Electronic Invoicing Mandate:
- E-commerce Services: Wide Area Workflow (WAWF)
- Web Invoicing System (WInS)
- Electronic Document Imaging (EDI)
- Electronic Document Access (EDA)
Send e-mail request to: CCO-DFAS-OPENHOUSE@DFAS.MIL Early registration is encouraged!
DFAS Contractors Bankruptcy
During these times of financial woes, DFAS has included a list of contractors with open and closed bankruptcy cases. To review the list as a guild for subcontracting, or case mistakes, click here.
National Institutes of Health
For company name changes or assignments vendors should contact:
- Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs): the BPA Branch at 301-496-5212
- Purchase Orders & Record of Calls: the Procurement Agent
- Contracts: the Contracting Officer
If a name change or assignment occurs, all invoices submitted by the vendor from that point on must have the new information. However, once a payment has been made on an order, a name change cannot be made to that order. The company will have to submit invoices with both the new and the old name.
NIH Customer Service Customer
Service hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm, however, the office is closed each day from Noon-1:00pm.
Vendors may contact Customer Service at 301-496-6088, or they may visit the Treasury PAID website at http://fms.treas.gov/paid/.
Customer Service can help with:
- Invoice inquiry
- Receiving status
- Payment status
- ACH/check tracer status
The vendor will need to provide:
- Order number
- Invoice number
- Invoice amount
On the PAID INVOICE display screen: the "JT" (for ACH payments) and "JS" (for check payments) are Treasury payment schedules. The numbers after JT or JS represent the fiscal year and Julian date.
The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996
This Act requires that all Federal payments to vendors be made via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Vendors must complete a Standard Form 3881, "ACH Vendor/Misc. Payment Enrollment Form" for each Federal agency with which they conduct business.
If a vendor's banking information changes, they must notify the OFM, Government Accounting Branch and submit updated enrollment form immediately prior to closing the old account.