News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

October 3, 2018


    Thanks everyone who worked hard all year to close out FY18!

Training Opportunity

Fabulous and Free!

FAI has a fabulous array of free FAC-C, FAC-COR, and FAC-P/PM training available now to the Federal workforce. There is no tuition cost charged to students or their agencies for this training. Review the schedule and enroll in these classes through FAITAS as soon as you can. Seats will fill quickly.


Learn-Collaborate-Practice-Lead: The Interior Acquisition Institute’s Acquisition Leadership Development Program 

The Interior Acquisition Institute (IAI) is offering the FPM 525: Acquisition Leadership Development Program with cohort launch on October 23, 2018. Join us for this dynamic program providing training in critical thinking and leadership skills to manage major programs. To respond to the strong interest in participating in this program, we have extended the 10/5/18 registration deadline.  Visit here for more info. and register in FAITAS.  

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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, from 1:00 p.m. to 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.)


Need Samples? Check the Gateway! 

Need a sample statement of work? Check out eBuy Open on the Gateway! Find over 340,000 RFIs/RFQs with examples of product and service buys from across all government agencies.  

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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!


Subcontracting Reports Due October 30th

Reminder for contracting officers! In accordance with FAR clause 52.219-9, contractors must file subcontracting reports in the (electronic Subcontracting Reporting System eSRS no later than October 30, 2018 for the twelve month period ending September 30, 2018.

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