Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman

There are two senior agency positions dedicated to ensuring full and open competition as a part of the federal contracting process: Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman.

Competition Advocates are responsible for:

  • Promoting full and open competition;
  • Promoting the acquisition of commercial items;
  • Removing barriers to full and open competition such as unnecessarily restrictive statements of work, overly detailed specifications and burdensome contract clauses; and
  • Reviewing and reporting on the contracting operations of the agency.


Task Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman is responsible for:

  • Addressing contractor concerns regarding compliance with task/delivery order award procedures;
  • Reviewing contractor complaints on task/delivery order contracts;
  • Ensuring all contractors are afforded a fair opportunity to be considered for each task/delivery order, consistent with FAR 16.505(b); and
  • When requested, maintaining strict confidentiality of the contractor requesting assistance.


Agency and Component Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman

Below lists the Competition Advocates and Task-Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman for the National Nuclear Security Administration. Please note that both positions may be filled by a single individual.

Department Competition Advocate for Acquisitions
Gary G. Lyttek, Business Source Manager
Office of Acquisition Management
Gary.Lyttek@nnsa.doe.gov
(202) 586-8304 (office)

Task Order and Delivery Order Ombudsman
Jill Robbins, Senior Procurement Analyst
Office of Acquisition Management
Jill.Robbins@nnsa.doe.gov
(202) 586-9678 (office)