FAI Today - News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

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Online Survey

It's Not Too Late! 

The FY18 Acquisition Workforce Competency Survey (AWCS) is open until November 17, 2017. Don't miss out on your chance to earn 1 CLP. For more information about the AWCS click here

Knowledge Nugget

Micro-Learning! FAI's Knowledge Nugget Series: What is a Program Manager?

Watch this twelve minute micro-learning video where you can learn how the elements of the overall acquisition process in the Federal government encompasses much more than just procuring goods and services. 


Virtual Learning Opportunity - SBA Programs for Native American Entities

SBA's First Wednesday Virtual Learning 2018 "SBA Programs for Native American Entities" is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. No pre-registration is required, simply click here on the day and time of the webinar. Participants should join in 10 minutes prior.  

Best In Class

List of All "Best In Class" Contracts Now Available

Did you know there are now more than 25 solutions designated as "Best in Class" (BIC) to help COs meet requirements in every one of the ten major categories of common acquisition spending? BIC is a designation used to denote contracts that meet rigorous performance criteria as defined by OMB. BIC contracts are preferred governmentwide solutions that leverage the Government's buying power. Visit the Acquisition Gateway's BIC Resource Page for a consolidated list of BICs, training and events, and more!

Alphabet Soup

Deciphering Course Codes - It Looks Like Alphabet Soup!

Have you found yourself searching for a course in FAITAS, only to come across an endless array of unknown and unfamiliar acronyms, abbreviations, and terminology? If so, then keep reading because FAI wants to clear all this up for you and make searching for a course as seamless as possible, without making your hunt tedious as if you are looking through alphabet soup! If you want to learn more, the following information may shed some light on what it all means!

Gateway U

Acquisition Gateway University: Oct 23 - Nov 3

Register Today! Acquisition Gateway University is a two-week series of webinars offered by GSA (10/23 - 10/3). Topics covered include Spend Under Management, Requirements Development, and more! This event is open to federal agency personnel, and CLPs are available.