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June 5,2019


SBA 2019 First Wednesday Virtual Learning Series “Legislative and Regulatory Update"

The Small Business Administration (SBA) welcomes your participation in the "1st Wednesday Virtual Learning Series" on June 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. 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: 0412546## Step 2: Join the conference by Click Here.  For technical assistance, call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.

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WDOL is Transitioning to on June 14

The Integrated Award Environment has received approval from The Award Committee for E-Government and the Procurement Committee for E-Government to proceed with the plan to decommission Wage Determinations OnLine ( on June 14, 2019. This will be the third legacy system IAE has decommissioned recently as GSA migrates its functionality and data into the new  After June 14th, will become the official source for wage determinations. To prepare for this decommission, please make a note of  your current saved wage determination numbers so that you can re-subscribe in  The current wage determination numbers will not migrate automatically to Watch this video for the steps. 

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Professional Services Spotlight Webinar: CSAWs

The government wide Professional Services Category (PSC) will be shining a “spotlight” on Civilian Services Acquisition Workshops (CSAWs) on June 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  The Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) provides integrated project teams (IPTs) tasked with acquiring contracted services the knowledge, training, tools and critical thinking required for success.  DoD components have benefited from these workshops, as have a number of civilian agencies, so much that the demand for SAWs across government is growing.  This session will provide the latest update on the research that has gone into CSAWs and the next steps for implementing this valuable service. Register now.

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Leadership Interview Day: How the DHS Mission Attracts the Best Procurement Professionals

On June 17, 2019, DHS is hosting Leadership Interview Day: How the DHS Mission Continues to Attract the Best Procurement Professionals.  Federal procurement professionals interested in learning about working at DHS can register for this event here.


HCaTS DPA Training

Want to use the HCaTS Unrestricted and HCaTS Small Business contracts to acquire human capital and training solutions more efficiently and economically? Be sure to join one of two HCaTS Delegation of Procurement Authority training webinars either June 6 or June 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  This training covers: basic contract information, scope, ordering process, roles & responsibilities, and resources for HCaTS.  Register via FAITAS today.

Agencies Using Energy Contracts Now Can Earn Tier 2 SUM Credit

After several months of collaboration between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Facilities & Construction Category team, agencies now can earn Tier 2 Spend Under Management (SUM) credit for using DOE’s Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)! LEARN MORE



13 Best-in-Class Solutions Reaffirmed!

The Office of Management and Budget, with the support of the Government-wide Category Management Program Management Office, just announced that 13 Best-in-Class (BIC) solutions have successfully completed their annual reviews. This process which included solution owners, agency users and SMEs, reaffirms their government-wide BIC designation for another year.  LEARN MORE


FAN In A Minute

Check out Acquisition.GOV's latest Federal Acquisition Notice (FAN) in A Minute and learn about all the latest changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

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