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Fantastic Free Instructor-led Training!!

Though FAITAS is currently unavailable, FAI still has great training opportunities available to the Federal acquisition workforce. The list of classes for which FAI has open seats is updated here. Use these registration procedures and forms to register for these classes. As always, FAI's training is free of charge - there is no tuition cost to students or their agencies.


Staats Award - Nominate a Superstar

The Procurement Round Table, in cooperation with NCMA, is seeking nominations for this year’s Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award. The award amount is $5,000. This is a great opportunity to recognize a superstar. Applications are due April 27, 2018. The award will be presented at the NCMA World Congress. For more information, see the Call for Entries and the Nomination Form. Questions may be sent to 


You Don't Need FAITAS for this Training! 

FAI has developed an online training class that covers recent changes to FPDS-NG. The course will assist Contracting Professionals in correctly applying FAR policy and help ensure 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!

gateway U

Reserved for Gateway U

Acquisition Gateway University sessions originally scheduled for the week of January 22 - 26 are postponed. Please check the Acquisition Gateway for the latest updates on when these classes will be rescheduled. Registration is still open for classes scheduled from January 29 - February 2. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.  


Did you know about SBA's Learning Center?

SBA's Learning Center offers a variety of free on-line training opportunities. Whether you are interested in learning more about SBA's Certificate of Competency, HUBZones, Woman Owned Small Businesses, NonManufacturer Rule, it's all there, plus more! Check it out.

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