News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

November 7, 2018

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Learn about Open Opportunities!

Do you want to learn more about Open Opportunities and how to utilize it in your organization?  If so, please join in on a virtual Open Office session on Wednesday, November 14th from 12:30 p.m. ET– 2:00 p.m. ET.  There will be a short demo of the Open Opportunities platform as well as a Q&A session.  Don’t miss this chance to find out how you can benefit from Open Opps!  For Video Click here.  For Audio: Call-in: +1-202-602-1295 Conference ID: 540-033-945 #


OASIS On-Ramps: What It Means for the Federal Acquisition Community

Don't miss the November 8, GSA Professional Services and Human Capital Categories' Office Hours. This month's topic is the OASIS On-Ramps. Over the next approximately 12 months, GSA’s OASIS program will be on-ramping industry partners to the OASIS Small Business and OASIS Unrestricted contracts.  You'll earn 1 CLP.  Register today.  Open to the federal acquisition community only.

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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.

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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...LEARN MORE

gateway U

Registration is LIVE for Gateway U (Oct 29 - Nov 9)!

Acquisition Gateway University is a two-week program of daily webinars designed to help you get the most from the tools and resources on the Gateway. Topics for this session cover acquisition planning, market research, live demos of the IGCE tool, and much more! Gateway U is open exclusively to federal agency personnel. Earn 1 CLP for each fully attended class. Register today!


Reminder: SBA FY2019 "First Wednesday" Learning Series Today at 2:00 p.m. ET

Join SBA for the “First Wednesday Virtual Learning Series 2019 on Program 2- Size and Affiliation. Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Time: 2:00 PM ET- 3:00 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: 0976083##. Step 2: Join the conference on your computer with this entry Link.  Call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015 if you require technical assistance.

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