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FAI Today Merges with OFPP Newsletter and becomes "Acquisition Today"

FAI's newsletter "FAI Today" has merged with the Office of Procurement Policy (OFPP)'s newsletter and the new publication will be called "Acquisition Today".  

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Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds are Going Up!

Did you hear that the micro-purchase threshold is increasing from $3,500 to $10,000 and the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT) is increasing from $150,000 to $250,000? You won’t see these changes in the FAR just yet, but FAR Case 2018-004 has been opened. In the meantime, if agencies plan to use the increased thresholds prior to the publication of the FAR change, they will need to use a class deviation.

Free Training

Free Training Available from Treasury Acquisition Institute (TAI)   

Complimentary seats are available through TAI for the following classes: 02/20, FPM 231, Fundamentals of Project and Program Management (4 days); 02/26, CON 280, Source Selection and Administration of Service, (10 days); 02/27, FQN 443, Source Selection, (3 days); 02/28, FCN 481, Performance-Based Contract Administration, (2 days); 03/06, FQN 432, Information Technology Acquisition, (3 days); 03/07, FCN 421, Contract Closeout, (2 days); 03/12, FCR 201, FAC-COR Level II Training – Contracting for CORs, (5 days). 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.

Acquisition Gateway

IGCE Tool is LIVE in the Acquisition Gateway!

Have you checked out the new Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) tool on the Acquisition Gateway? You have the ability to create a new IGCE with data from CALC (or your own data) and share / save that information for your acquisition package.


GSA'S Federal Acquisition Service (FAS): A Look Ahead

Free to federal employees! Join ACT-IAC Federal Insights Exchange on February 22, 2018 for a GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Look Ahead. FAS will discuss key FY2018 focus areas and initiatives focused on Gaining insights into the Centers of Excellence; Category Management IT; and Professional Services, the Multiple Award Schedule Program, Assisted Acquisition Services and more!  More information and registration information.

Government-wide Category Management Dashboards Improvements Now Live

The Category Management Data Team is rapidly enhancing the Government-wide Category Management Dashboards, your central resource for actionable data that you can use to improve buying behaviors across your agency. Version 2.4 is now live!  Learn about the latest release features and ask questions in one of these live online demos!  A live demo will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2-3:30 p.m. EST.  To request demo login information and/or ask any other dashboard questions, contact

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Live Acquisition Innovation Training

Are you looking to quickly earn CLPs and increase your toolbox repertoire of acquisition innovation practices? Navigate the Training & Events tab in the Acquisition Innovation Hub for exciting and informative learning events coming soon.