News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

November 28, 2018

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Emergency Contracting Course - FREE!

Acquisitions are the last thing on someone's mind when disaster strikes. But acquiring goods and services enables responders to provide life-saving support to the American people. Acquisition personnel on the front lines provide emergency medical care, temporary shelter, and other critical services. Even in the midst of disaster, you must comply with both standard acquisition regulations and specialized rules for emergencies. This two (2) day classroom course will provide an overview of disaster contracting, responding quickly and appropriately to disasters. Dates: December 18-19, 2018 in Rockville, MD.  Register for FCN 400, class 19A.


GSA Global Supply is Best-in-Class

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently designated GSA Global Supply as “Best in Class” (BIC)! Many BIC solutions provide a defined range of products or services, but GSA Global Supply provides requisition-based access to a variety of common items.

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Professional Services Office Hours: Effective Market Research Tools 101

Register today for the next GSA Professional Services Office Hours on Effective Market Research 101 -Tool Demos on December 13 at 1:00 p.m. ET. This session will cover GSA eLibrary, eBuy, GSA Advantage and the Acquisition Gateway to provide insight on the resources you need for your acquisition. Earn 1 CLP. Each Office Hours webinar is an open-forum session connecting federal Contracting Officers and other federal contracting professionals with GSA experts. 


Check out this Opportunity!

Are you interested in participating in a detail opportunity with GSA?  If so, check out Acquisition Open Opportunities to learn more about this exciting opportunity to implement shared services for Human Capital Management. Your role will be to serve as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) in support of the launch of the Federal government’s premier Human Resources solution.


Gateway 101 Training on December 6th!

Are you new to the Acquisition Gateway? Or, maybe you need a refresher on the tools or resources available? Attend Gateway 101 training on December 6th from 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET to get an introductory view of the Gateway, to include a live demo on the tools and resources available. Earn 1 CLP, open to federal personnel only. Register today!


Reminder: Professional Services Category Spotlight: Discovery Market Research Tool

The next Professional Services Category Spotlight on November 29, 2018, will explore the Discovery Market Research Tool. The acquisition workforce can use Discovery to search vendor history for the awarded contractors and NAICS of the various IDIQs. The tool lets you pick and choose different criteria in order to narrow down contracts to find one that suits your needs.  A demonstration of search processes is included. Plus Earn 1 CLP.  Register now. 

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