News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

December 19, 2018

happy holidays

Wishing You a Happy Holiday Season! 

 Acquisition Today wishes you and your family joy and peace at the holidays and throughout the New Year.  Don't forget to tune in after the New Year for our first Acquisition Today on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.


In Search of CLPs?

If you are looking for quick bursts of microlearning on various acquisition topics, then check out our Back to Basics series. Through interactive activities, FAIth and FAIgan will lead you though topics such as market research, debriefing, price reasonableness, etc. Check out this course series – FAC 081 through FAC 086 on FAITAS.


Coming soon... the Acquisition Compass

Soon the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) will launch a new campaign called Project Inreach that’s all about you- the acquisition workforce!  The campaign features the Acquisition Compass, a new tool on the Acquisition Gateway to help quickly find OFPP policies and resources as well as opportunities to engage with each other.


Treasury Acquisition Institute Offers Courtesy Acquisition Training Seats (January 2019)

The Treasury Acquisition Institute (TAI) is offering complimentary seats in acquisition training sessions during January 2019 in Washington DC.  A sample of training that is being offered during January is provided below: FCN 071- Cost and Price Realism; FCN 140- Business Writing for Contracting Officers; FCN 193- Annual FAR Update; FCN 196- A Practical Guide to the FAR; FPM 131- Fundamentals of Program and Project Management; FCN 482- Cybersecurity for Contracting Professionals; FCR 201- COR Level II; FCN 438- Changes Under Government Contracts.  Check out and register in FAITAS for the specified training sessions. Contact with questions.


How to Use OASIS

The OASIS Master Contract and OASIS Small Business (SB) Master Contract will help your agency acquire professional services for integrated solutions more efficiently and economically. There are guidelines and tools that are available. Check here for detail.

Important Notice on Schedule Change

This is our last newsletter for the year. Starting on January 2, 2019,  Acquisition Today will be published twice a month - 1st and 3rd Wednesday every month. 

important note

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