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Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

April 3, 2019

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What could you get done…if you had a little extra help? It’s time to find out with a post on Acquisition Open Opportunities. Your post is a ticket to gain access to someone’s expertise while giving them an opportunity to grow.  For questions, please contact the Community Managers at


Sign Up for OASIS or HCaTS DPA Training

Need Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) training to use the Best in Class Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) or OASIS professional services contracts? Webinars are hosted monthly. Sign up and start using these contracts to meet your requirements.  Register today for the OASIS DPA  and HCaTS DPA training.


Nebraska Flooding Temporary Waiver and Exemption

Due to the devastation of the flooding in Nebraska, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a temporary exemption from certain Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) contracting requirements. The Nebraska Flooding National Interest Exemption period runs from March 22, 2019 to June 22, 2019 and could be extended. For the period of the exemption, new Federal contracts to provide relief efforts for the Nebraska flooding should contain a provision exempting the contractor from having to develop written affirmative action programs as required by Executive Order 11246; The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act; and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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Professional Services Office Hours: Selecting the Right Labor Categories on Schedules

Join GSA's Professional Services Category Office Hours on April 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. ET to learn how GSA professional services labor categories are established at the MAS contract level and how to evaluate them for task orders. The monthly Office Hours webinars are designed to answer your questions about professional-services acquisitions and to help you find the right solution for complex requirements.  Each Office Hours webinar is an open-forum session connecting federal Contracting Officers and other federal contracting professionals with GSA experts. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP! Register now.


Security and Protection Best-in-Class (BIC) Contract Brings Environmental, Efficiency and Cost Avoidance in FY18

Great news - the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Reduced Hazard Training Ammunition (RHTA) BIC contract is helping even more agencies save time, avoid costs, protect the environment, and meet their BIC/spend under management targets!  LEARN MORE

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Free Market Research Webinar

Join the Public Spend Forum on April 25, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET for a free webinar that will cover practical tips for conducting effective market research in an efficient manner. Based on research and experience working in public procurement, the hosts will share their insights on the questions to ask early in your market research, finding keywords that describe your ideal product or service, and ways to identify small business concerns.  Pre-Registration is required.


Hey PMs- Need CLP's to maintain FAC-P/PM certification?

Skillsoft may be able to help!  As a provider in eLearning capabilities, Skillsoft supports the federal acquisition workforce by offering opportunities to participate in continuous learning activities through your agency Learning Management Systems (LMS). Skillsoft has collaborated with FAI to identify and review continuous learning opportunities which align with the FAC-P/PM competencies to assist the federal acquisition workforce in meeting their continuous learning point (CLP) requirements.

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