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June 13, 2018


Cloud Reverse Industry Training

GSA’s Office of the Ombudsman, the FedRamp Program and the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Government-wide Program Office have partnered with industry to offer the first government-wide FREE Cloud Reverse Industry Training Event!  This is a must-attend training session for acquisition professionals with an interest in cloud adoption or cloud migration!  Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018; Time: 9AM-1:15PM EST.  4.25 continuous learning points will be awarded in FAITAS; however, you must register in FAITAS prior to the session and validate your attendance by completing the post-training survey. Click here to register in FAITAS and select Session 801 for Virtual and 802 for Classroom.  If you have questions, please contact

Survey Reminder

Sustainable Purchasing Survey Closes Tomorrow! (Earn 2 CLPs)

EPA’s Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program is conducting a survey of Federal purchasers to understand the level of awareness and use of EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 23.703 directs federal agencies to maximize the utilization of environmentally preferable products and services based on this guidance. The survey will close on June 14th and can be taken on a mobile phone or computer! Please feel free to share with anyone in the Federal Community.  Take the survey today!

Best in Class

Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) and Network Universal and Enterprise Designated Best in Class

There is a newly designated Best-in-Class solution now available for IT related acquisitions- Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions and Network Universal and Enterprise (jointly referred to as EIS)!  The EIS contract has a 15-year period of performance, is valued at $50 billion and will provide a $75 million minimum-revenue guarantee per awardee. LEARN MORE

Acquisition Gateway

Follow the Acquisition Gateway on Twitter! 

Looking for updates on the latest and greatest updates on the Gateway? We're happy to announce that the Acquisition Gateway is live on Twitter!  Follow us at @Acq_Gateway for updates on tools, resource and more.

Defense Based impact

Impact of the Defense Base Act Requirement

The Professional Services Category is hosting a Spotlight webinar for contracting officers to understand the Defense Base Act (DBA) – including who has the authority to determine if it applies to a contract or not, what drives its costs and how the language of the government’s contracts influences that cost. The webinar is June 21, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST with speaker Karen Dobson, Defense Base Act Subject Matter Expert. The “Spotlight” webinars are designed to share sound acquisition practices and improve acquisition through inter-agency collaboration. All webinars are open to the federal acquisition workforce and offer Certified Learning Points.  Register here.

Training opportunity

The Interior Acquisition Institute Has Available Seats in its Construction Contracting (CON 244) course!

The Interior Acquisition Institute (IAI) is offering low-cost classroom seats for its CON 244 course being held on July 9-13, 2018 at its DOI University Washington Learning Center facility located at 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC. You will be notified via email if you are confirmed for a training seat. If you are interested, please register through FAITAS, section 501.  Don’t miss out on this great training opportunity!