News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today

May 2, 2018

Free Training

Free Acquisition Training From FAI

FAI has great training opportunities available for the Federal acquisition workforce especially for CORs.
The list of all classes for which FAI has open seats is updated here.  As always, FAI's training is free of charge. There is no tuition cost to students or their agencies.

SBA Subcontracting

Subcontracting Tools Webinar

The Small Business Administration (SBA) welcomes your participation in the "1st Wednesday Virtual Learning Series" on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 PM ET. There is no registration required. You may join the conference 10 minutes prior. Step 1: Dial into the conference. Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 Access Code: 0938644## Step 2: Join the conference on your computer by Click Here .  Questions? email:  Additional contact information: Chris Eischen, or (816) 426-4911 or Deborah Crumity, or (309) 782-5734.


Work for Department of Homeland Security (DHS)!

On May 21, 2018 DHS is hosting Leadership Interview Day: How the DHS Mission Attracts the Best Procurement Professionals. Federal procurement professionals interested in learning about working at DHS can learn more and register here 

3 D printing

Webinar: 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing

Learn how GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 36 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing Solution can help your agency reduce inventory, simplify the manufacturing process, reverse engineer obsolete parts and equipment, reduce waste, and save money. This 1 hour session will cover:  How Government is Using 3DP/AM Technology Solutions; Discover MAS 36 SIN 51 400 3D Printing Solutions and Contractor Capabilities; Understand the Benefits of the GSA Multiple Award Schedules Program; Explore Ordering Options and Flexible Features;  Get Tips on using MAS 36 SIN 51 400 to Acquire a Total Integrated Solution.  Date: Thursday, May 17 at 2:00 to 3:00 PM ET. Register Now To get more information, visit or email us at 

Speaker Series

HCaTS Community of Practice launches Speaker Series 

The Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) Community of Practice is excited to launch its first Speaker Series event! On Wednesday, May 23rd (2:00-3:00 PM ET), TMA Program project managers will present a webinar, "Best Practices for Technical Evaluation Boards (TEBs)". Learn more about the issues and challenges facing TEBs and what you can do to begin implementing TEB best practices immediately. Email to receive a meeting invitation. Visit the HCaTS CoP on the Acquisition Gateway to learn more about the HCaTS Contracts and Human Capital resources! This webinar is for anyone involved in the acquisition process, from subject matter experts writing the requirements, to CORs and Contracting Officers.  

FedPM Cop

Catch Up With the FedPM CoP

Registration is now open for the FedPM CoP Spring Meeting! We'll meet via webinar and phone on Wednesday, May 9 at 3:00 PM ET. Hear the latest from our Working Groups and communicate with other CoP members. Register Here