News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

November 6, 2019

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Let Acquisition Open Opps Help You!

Are you looking for new ways to attract unique skill sets to your projects and programs? If so, Acquisition Open Opportunities AOO is for you! AOO is a platform where acquisition professionals can share their knowledge and expertise and gain hands-on learning opportunities while in their current job. This platform can help you meet your program needs in a cost-effective way! For more information on how AOO can help your organization, please contact 


OFPP and FAI Recommended Training and Development Course for FY2020

OFPP and FAI have several Recommended Training and Development for FAC-C,
FAC-COR and FAC-P/PM Holders for FY 2020. The listed courses include common goods and services, critical thinking, and innovation in acquisition. Plus you'll earn 1 to 3 CLPs!  Check out the OFPP Acquisition Workforce Flash 1 at for details. 


FPM 120B Is Now Available

FPM 120B, Project Management and the Project Lifecycle has been updated and is now available. This self-paced online course is a FAC-P/PM Level I requirement for the FPM 12X series alternative training. If you are interested in taking FPM 120B, please visit FAITAS for additional course information or visit the DAU Virtual Campus.

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1102s Can Now Track Their Job Experiences

Contracting Professionals now have a way to track their job experiences using the newly developed 1102 Experience Development Tool. The tool is an Excel spreadsheet that is downloaded to your desktop and lists over 100 tasks, documents, contract strategies and categories to track during your career. The tool can be found on on the Tools page.

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Professional Services Office Hours: Digital Tools Lab

Register today for the next GSA Professional Services Office Hours on November 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET. This month learn all about market research tools such as CALC, Discovery and the OASIS Price Estimating Tool. You'll get a virtual demo and chance to ask questions of our experts. GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are free on-line classes designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!


Sign Up for Next OASIS DPA

The next OASIS Delegation of Procurement training webinar is December 4, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Register today to learn how to use this Best-in-Class contract solution.


Free Training - Understanding the Non-Manufacturer Rule

The SBA FY 2020 First Wednesday Learning Series training course "Understanding the Non-Manufacturer Rule" will be held on Wednesday November 6, 2019 from 2-3 p.m. ET. No Pre-Registration required. Step 1: Dial in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633, Access Code: 0657164##; Step2: Join the conference on your computer.  Questions about the program can be sent to

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Acquisition Gateway Updates

You can now "follow" a hub or a hallway on the Acquisition Gateway! You will see updates for your hubs or hallways of interest in your news-feed in Community when new content is added to them... LEARN MORE

Register Now for FAST 2020- Free for Government Employees

Registration is now open for the Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Conference occurring April 14 - 16, 2020 in Atlanta, GA! Participate in live acquisition focused training with the potential to earn up to 20 continuous learning points (CLPs) for free! Visit GSA FAST to register today.


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