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Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

July 3, 2019

Happy Independence Day!



Come One, Come All to the BIC Fair!

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and National Institutes of Health IT Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) are proud to present the Inaugural Best-in-Class (BIC) Fair on July 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. ET. at the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Navy Yard Atrium in Washington, DC. The BIC Fair provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about these important solutions and how they can help agencies meet mission needs.  Attendees will be able to meet with dozens of BIC contract solutions exhibitors and learn the advantages of using a BIC solution plus earn 2 CLPs. Registration closes on July 8. Sign up today in Eventbrite to attend the event. Must register in FAITAS to earn CLPs.


FCN 101 is Now Available

FCN 101, Contracting Basics has been updated and is now available. This self-paced online course is a FAC-C Level I requirement that is an alternative to DAU's CON 100: Shaping Smart Business Arrangements. If you are interested in taking FCN 101, please visit FAITAS.


CXO Fellowship FY19-20 Program

The CXO Fellowship is a professional development program for current federal employees in grades GS 9-13. There is no cost to participate. Applicants must be stationed in the Washington, DC area and work in the acquisition/procurement, financial management, information technology or human capital functions. Nominations must be made by their supervisor, and be approved by the departmental Chief Executive Officer of the respective function (CAO, CIO, CFO, or CHCO).  Applications will be accepted through August 9, 2019 at 5 p.m. For questions, please contact  


Attention 1102s - New PSC Manual

The revised Product and Service Code (PSC) Manual has been released! The PSC Manual provides codes to describe products, services, and research and development (R&D) purchased by the federal government. These codes indicate “WHAT” was bought for each contract action reported in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS). Effective in late June 2019, the following PSC changes were added to the PSC Manual: 1. PSC Title Changed: D305 - IT and Telecom – Teleprocessing, Timeshare, Cloud Computing, and High Performance Computing, 2. New PSC added: R616 - Physical Records Management Services, 3. New PSC added: R617 - Electronic Records Management Services. Make sure you are using the most recent version. For questions, please reach out to


Wage Determination Moved to on June 14th

Wage Determinations ( is retired and no longer available to access for wage determination information. is the official source for wage determination data now.  Everything you used to do in, can now be done in  In, the WDOL functionality falls under the category (called ‘domain’) Wage Determinations. You must log in to use the “Follow” button on to “watch” specific wage determinations. 


More than 100 Businesses Attend Heartland Acquisition Center’s 2019 Industry Days

The Industrial Products & Services and Facilities and Construction categories collaborated with more than 100 industry partners in Kansas City recently, as part of GSA's Federal Acquisition Service’s Heartland Acquisition Center 2019 Industry Days. LEARN MORE 

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