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FAITAS is Unavailable - FAQs

Have you been asking questions such as "How do I request training while FAITAS is unavailable?", "My certification is expiring, what do I do?", or "How do I submit a CLP request?".   Check out these FAITAS FAQs for all the answers!    

Gateway U

Rescheduled Acquisition Gateway U Classes Available!

Due to the lapse in federal appropriations, the Acquisition Gateway U classes scheduled from Jan 22 - 26 were postponed. New dates are now available for these classes: Market Research in the Acquisition Gateway (Feb 5, 1-2 EST), and What’s New in the Gateway? (Feb 6th, 1-2P EST). We are working to reschedule the remaining classes. Register today! *Please note that if you were previously registered to attend either of these sessions, your registration has been carried over to the new date. Additional information was sent to you via email.


Take the LEAP! Acquisition Professional Leadership Development

Acquisition leaders must develop skills to balance urgency with compliance while managing teams and achieving results. Develop the skills necessary to drive innovation in your agency’s acquisition team. Apply for the Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals program by March 26. 


Role of the Acquisition Career Manager (ACM)

Do you know your Agency’s ACM and the important role he or she plays in the acquisition community? If not, we recommend that you take a quick look at our 3-minute animated video which briefly describes the role of the ACM “5 W’s of an ACM”. Additionally, if you are unsure of who your Agency ACM is, please visit our website for a complete listing of all Agency ACMs.

Federal Register

GSA - Order Level Materials (OLM) Rule

The General Services Administration (GSA) is amending the General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) to clarify the authority to acquire order-level materials (OLMs) when placing an individual task or delivery order against a Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract or FSS blanket purchase agreement (BPA). OLMs are supplies and/or services acquired in direct support of an individual task or delivery order placed against an FSS contract or BPA, when the supplies and/or services are not known at the time of contract or BPA award. See the Federal Register Notice for more information.


Acquisition, Program Management and Small Business Excellence Awards 2018

As part of the efforts to recognize acquisition professionals who contribute to outstanding improvements in acquisition throughout the federal government, the Chief Acquisition Officers Council (CAOC) is seeking nominations for the 2018 Acquisition, Program Management and Small Business Excellence Awards.  Read more for submission details. 


Free Training Available from Treasury Acquisition Institute (TAI)   

 Complimentary seats are available through TAI for the following classes: 2/5/18 FCN 418 Contract Disputes and Terminations (2 days); 2/6/18 FCN 438 Changes under Government Contracts (3 Days); 2/6/18 FCN 428 The Trifecta: Price Analysis, Cost Analysis, and Contract Negotiation (3 Days); 2/12/18 FCN 425 Simplified Acquisition Procedures (5 Days); 2/13/18 FCN 071 Cost and Price Realism (2 Days) and 2/15/18 FCN 426 Types of Contracts (1 Day).  Classes will be held at 77 K Street, NE, 2 blocks from the Union Station Red Line Metro Station. Due to FAITAS being unavailable, please follow these instructions and use this form to register.  See the TAI Course Catalog for more course info, directions, parking, weather delays, etc.

Free classes