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June 6, 2018

Free Training

Free Acquisition Training From FAI

FAI has great training opportunities available for the Federal acquisition workforce.  Please check the list of FAI courses with open seats here.  As always, FAI's training is free of charge. There is no tuition cost to students or their agencies.

Cybersecurity & risk management

Cybersecurity & Supply Chain Risk Management - What You Need to Know

The Federal Acquisition Institute has created a new Topic page dedicated to Cybersecurity & Supply Chain Risk Management. This page features a great video from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Know the Risk - Raise Your Shield: Supply Chain Risk Management, an awareness video about cybersecurity and other risks in the products, services, and solutions we buy. This page also has five other presentations on cybersecurity & supply chain risk management and their place in Federal acquisition processes.  Dive into these new resources today!!

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VAAA Training Shorts! 

The Contracting Professional School at the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) has developed short videos to introduce common contracting topics to the acquisition workforce. Some of the topics include: Contract File Documentation, Modification, Closeouts, Price Reasonableness, and MORE!


SBA Virtual Learning 2018 "SDVOSB Program"

Join Christopher Eischen and Valerie Coleman from the SBA Office of Government Contracting as they discuss the Small Disadvantaged Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program. Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Time: 2:00 PM EST-3:00 PM EST.  No pre-registration required, you may join the conference 10 minutes prior. Step 1: Dial into the conference at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 and use access Code: 0522783##. Step 2: Join the conference on your computer with this entry link.

How to buy Furniture

Webinar: How to Buy Furniture

The GSA Furniture experts will teach you what you need to know to conduct a successful furniture procurement. During this session you will learn how to develop a furniture Statement of Work, incorporating a design that promotes strong competition among furniture suppliers. You will also learn tips for developing your RFQ, conducting source selection, and more. This training is free. Attendees will earn 1 CLP. This one-hour webinar will cover: Acquisition Planning, Statement of Work Preparation and RFI - RFP/RFQ, Source Selection, Delivery and Installation. Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST - 3:00 PM EST. For more information, contact  Register Now.

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New Supplier Interaction Guidelines Available

The Industrial Products & Services category’s Supplier Research Panel has recently published a helpful how-to paper, to help federal acquisition professionals with their supplier relationship management SRM efforts. Visit the Gateway to download “Effective Supplier Interactions - Guidelines for Government” and see other SRM resources.