Electronic Invoicing Requirements

Effective October 1, 2012, the National Park Service will require the use of the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP) for the electronic submittal of invoices.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service (FMS), in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB), a fiscal agent of the U.S. Treasury, is offering the IPP service for use by Federal government agencies and their suppliers. IPP is a new service provided by the FMS to assist DOI and its vendors in streamlining the order-to-pay process.

IPP is available through FMS at no cost to DOI vendors.IPP enables vendors to create invoices directly from the contract award and submit them electronically to DOI.IPP also provides vendors on-line access to invoice status and payment information for all government payments; not only those invoiced via IPP, including offset and partial payments.

National Park Service (NPS) vendors with open contracts as of October 1, 2012 will automatically be enrolled in IPP beginning mid-late October. Only new contracts awarded on/after October 1, 2012 will require the use of IPP for the electronic submittal of invoices. This requirement includes new Delivery Orders and Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Calls issued against Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts and BPA's awarded prior to October 1, 2012.

Please visit the IPP website at https://www.ipp.gov/ for questions on the program, contact information, and demonstrations.Vendors will automatically be enrolled in IPP beginning late October, when FBMS is available for the Deployed Bureaus. The FBMS PMO will be notifying vendors about IPP in a series of emails from August through September.Vendors may contact the IPP Helpdesk for IPP enrollment questions (866-973-3131) or email IPPgroup@bos.frb.org for assistance. For DOI-specific questions regarding the mandatory use of IPP, please email the DOI IPP Team at e-mail us.