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FY18 Acquisition Competency Survey Is Open! 

The FY18 Acquisition Workforce Competency Survey (AWCS) is open. All FAITAS users will be getting an email with a link to the survey, so please respond as soon as possible.  For more information about the AWCS, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page which can be found here

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Even More FAC-C Classes Are Here

FAI is very pleased to announce that more FAC-C and related training classes have been added to the training schedule running through July 2018. This includes the expanded use of the virtual instructor-led training (vILT). See what classes are available here.

Gateway University

Acquisition Gateway University is in Session! 

Acquisition Gateway University is a two-week series of webinars offered by GSA. Topics covered include Spend Under Management, Market Research, Requirements Development, and more! This event is open to federal agency personnel, and CLPs are available. Register through this link.  


FPDS-NG Looks Different These Days!

FAI has developed a new online training class that covers the recent changes to FPDS-NG and related policy. The course assists Contracting Professionals in correctly applying FAR policy and ensuring that procurement data is accurately captured. Some of the topics covered include: 1) Consolidation and Bundling; 2) Inherently Governmental; 3) Subcontracting Plans; 4) Service Contract Inventory; 5) New Closeout functionality and much more. This online course is available NOW on FAI.GOV and is viewable on Smart Phones and Tablets too!  


October Government-wide Category Management Newsletter is Available

The October issue of the Category Management newsletter is now available through the Acquisition Gateway! Learn more about four new Best in Class (BIC) designations, as well as information on an upcoming webinar on Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).


The Lab at OPM

Based at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), The Lab at OPM is a practice-space that fosters innovation through human-centered design. They build the Federal Government’s ability to develop innovative and lasting solutions to complex public and cross-sector challenges. Human-centered design is a creative and strategic approach to solving challenging problems. This approach can be useful in improving team performance and results at many points in the procurement life-cycle. Read More 

Innovations In Acquisition

Acquisition Seminar!

Agencies are taking a hard look at their buying practices, particularly when it comes to information technology. But where do you start, and what should you expect? This seminar discusses key initiatives and policy and gives real world examples and practical steps from leading practitioners. View the video through the FAI Media Library or earn CLPs by registering through FAITAS

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