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Acquisition Today

August 1, 2018


Earn Your FAC-C-DS! 

Keeping pace with a constantly evolving technology landscape is a challenge – especially when it comes to acquiring digital services. To transform how the government acquires digital services, the OFPP, in consultation with the U.S. Digital Service, recently released the FAC-C core-plus specialization in digital services (FAC-C-DS) certification for the acquisition workforce. Applications are being accepted now for this immersive, specialized six-month course to earn your FAC-C core-plus specialization in digital services (FAC-C-DS) certification. See Program Details and Application for more information. Applications are being accepted through August 7, 2018.

Open opportunity

Check out some new opportunities on Acquisition Open Opps

Whether you can support NASA’s Procurement Benchmarking Project, help FAI review some acquisition tools, or work with the DHS Procurement Innovation Lab, share your expertise and sign up to help today!

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Don't Miss Our Next Professional Services Office Hours

GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are free on-line classes designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP! This Month's Topic: How To Submit a Quality RFI/RFQ on e-Buy. Ensuring you post a quality RFI/RFQ is critical to getting successful responses from Schedule vendors. Join us for insights on ensuring your RFI/RFQs yield the results you want.each team member. Register now.


Discovery Tool

The Discovery Market Research Tool is now available directly on the Acquisition Gateway homepage under Tools! Use Discovery to search vendor history for the awarded contractors and NAICS of featured GSA IDIQ vehicles (OASIS, HCaTS, BMO) with more contracts coming in the future. Go explore and see how this tool could assist with your market research efforts.


FAC-P/PM Training is Here!!

The Federal Acquisition Institute is very pleased to announce its FAC-P/PM training schedule for FY2019. The training schedule and course descriptions are available here.  Don’t miss out on this free training and register today!


DAU Is Changing Learning Management Systems

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) is migrating from the current ATLAS learning management system to Cornerstone onDemand (CSOD). DAU will determine an exact launch date in the next few weeks, but we anticipate 15 August. DAU will release more information about the migration, changes/improvements in capabilities, content design, login information, FAQs, etc., very soon. Follow this link to learn what is known at this point in time.