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August 22, 2018

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Don't miss Discovery Market Research Tool Demo

Discovery, a GSA market research tool, was recently updated to include the Professional Services Schedule (PSS) contract, as well as new search capabilities. That means users have visibility into over 4,000 more vendors and their contract history in FPDS. With the new search features Discovery can be searched by NAICS, contract vehicle, service category or pool, and small business set aside. Learn more during this August 23 demo. Register today.

Is It Accessible?

Did you know that any information technology (IT) the Federal government buys, builds or uses must, by law, be accessible for persons with disabilities? has step-by-step guidance on how to address accessibility in contracting and procurement.

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Free training

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. The schedule goes well into 2019, but seats will fill up quickly as they always do. Don’t miss out on this free training and register today!

Dashboard enhancement

Dashboard Enhancements and Training Opportunities

The Category Management Data team has introduced a new government-wide category management dashboard for users along with some other dashboard improvements. It is accessible via the Gateway Data, Dashboards and Pricing Central.  In addition to the continuous learning points (CLPs) offered for attending the Category Management and Best-in-Class learning sessions, 1.5 CLPs now are offered for each of our Government-wide Category Management Dashboard online demos. Learn more.

Interior Acquisition Institute

IAI Training Announcement 

The Interior Acquisition Institute (IAI) at DOI University is offering low-cost classroom seats for its FCR 404 course to be held on September 10-14, 2018 in Anchorage, AK. This course provides the experienced contracting officer's representative (COR) with an update and review of the acquisition process as well as provides the COR with required Continuing Learning Points (CLP).  Don’t miss out on this training opportunity to earn 40 CLPs! Register via FAITAS today.

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NEW IGCE Enhancements

Are you familiar with the Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) creation tool?  Launch of the IGCE creation tool occurred in early 2018 on the Acquisition Gateway, it has quickly become a go-to tool for acquisition professionals government-wide.  If you haven't tried out the IGCE tool yet, be sure to explore and see how it can simplify the market research process.