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July 11, 2018


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Apply to the Senior Acquisition Leadership Training (SALT) program!

The results are in! The SALT program graduates described their experience at the VA Acquisition Academy as "life-changing" based on personal and professional growth, interactions with senior leaders, leadership transformation, and life-long peer networks fostered in class. Apply now!

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IGCE Tool is New and Improved! 

The Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) Tool on the Acquisition Gateway has new and improved features! A new ODC category is available for "Order Level Materials" and each category can now have a unique description. You can also build your own loaded labor rates and add indirect costs to nonlabor elements on an individual basis for maximum flexibility. A great tool to check out at fiscal year end!


Upcoming Professional Services Webinars

The government-wide Professional Services (PS) Category is hosting the upcoming webinar on the Small Business Administration's All Small-Business Mentor Protege Program (ASMPP) on July 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  Learn more.

Open Opportunity

Learn all about Open Opportunities!

If you’ve heard about Open Opps, but you aren’t sure what it is or how it works, OPM invites you to join them for their online office hour on Thursday, July 19th at 1 PM ET. There will be a short demo of Open Opps, as well as a Q&A session. Bring your questions or just log in to hear others! Don’t miss this chance to find out how you can benefit from Open Opps! Office Hour Session: Meeting Space; Conference Line: 1-866-928-2008 Participant Code: 784926

Registration is Open for Camp Gateway! 

Camp Gateway, from July 23 - August 3, is a two-week series of daily one-hour (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET) webinars designed to help you get the most from the tools and resources on the Acquisition Gateway. Topics include Gateway 101, source selection, pricing tools, resources by acquisition phase and more! Register today!

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SBA's First Wednesday Virtual Learning Series 2018 – Legislative Updates

Join SBA for the “First Wednesday Virtual Learning Series 2018 on SBA Legislative Updates.  Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM ET- 2:00 PM ET.  No Pre-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: 0155423##. Step 2: Join the conference on your computer with this entry Link