News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

September 26, 2018

Virtue campus

Welcome to the future of DAU's Virtual Campus

DAU’s new virtual campus is LIVE!  Students are encouraged to quickly complete online training enrolled in prior to September 23 in the legacy system (ATLAS Pro).  You will have 60 days to do so.   All new enrollments will be made in the new DAU virtual campus (Cornerstone OnDemand).  Learn more from DAU.  And review FAI’s FAQs about DAU’s new virtual campus.  Please refer to for updates regarding availability!

Labor exemption

Labor Exemptions Available for Hurricane Florence Acquisitions

In light of destruction caused by Hurricane Florence, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a temporary exemption from certain federal contracting requirements related to equal opportunity for contracts supporting Hurricane Florence relief. In short, OFCCP’s memo provides draft fill-in text for the existing FAR clauses (note, you are using the Alt I version of the FAR clauses).  Read more about the exemption issued by OFCCP.

Free training

Free Classroom Training in Washington, DC, is Here!!

FAI is pleased to announce a fabulous array of free FAC-C and FAC-COR classroom training in metropolitan Washington, DC, for FY2019. There is no tuition cost charged to students or their agencies for this training. Review the schedule and enroll in these classes as soon as you can. Seats will fill quickly.

Save the date

Want to help your organization?

Join us in a virtual conference as we celebrate the launch of Acquisition Open Opportunities! The “Acquisition Open Opportunities Summit: Endless Possibilities” will be kicked off by Lesley A. Field, Deputy Administrator, OFPP on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m ET. During this virtual conference, you will hear success stories from Acquisition Open Opportunities participants.  Sign up to learn how this platform can help your organization!  “See” you there!  For more information on Open Opportunities, visit here.

Market Research

New Pricing Info and Features Added to CALC

The powerful Contract Awarded Labor Categories (CALC) digital tool recently added another 3,600 labor categories and the ability to search by company name or contract number. These additions make CALC an even more robust resource for contracting officers allowing them to conduct market research and price analysis on over 65,000 labor categories across several GSA Schedules.


New FedPM CoP and COR CoP Resources Available

Both the FedPM CoP and the COR CoP have met recently. Don't miss out – register for the FedPM CoP and issue-specific working groups at the FedPM CoP homepage, and visit the FedPM CoP Blog for slides and recordings.

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