News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

December 4, 2019

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FBO Retires - 'Contract Opportunities' Now in has retired and its key functionalities have transitioned into All the things users used to do in can now be done in under ‘Contract Opportunities.’  Users who go to will be redirected and they will experience a number of significant improvements. For more information please visit the site’s Learning Center or download the information kit from


CLP Policy Changes for DAU Courses

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has recently revised CLP values for their specific courses with the implementation of DAU's new learning management system (LMS) - CSOD September 2018.  DAU is an International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) accredited provider, they follow IACET Standards for determining Continuous Education (CEUs) and in turn the Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) assigned to a course.  CLP values are periodically revised based upon the average time it takes students to complete the course.  Unlike the old DAU LMS, there is no time limit in completing an online course through CSOD.  Recommend once you sign up for a course, you complete the course in a reasonable timeframe.  The CLP value awarded will be the CLP value assigned when the course is completed.  Please be cognizant that CLP value revisions may require individuals to complete additional courses to achieve or maintain a Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC).  Please contact your agency’s ACM if you have any questions.  


FCL-CM-2500 (CL), Category Management 101, is In Your Hands

FAI is pleased to report that the self-paced version of Category Management 101 is now available for enrollment in FAITAS.  FCL-CM-2500 (CL) is available in addition to the live webinar.  Either are acceptable for meeting the requirement for the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level 1 to complete FCL-CM-2500, Category Management 101.


Register Today for Spotlight Webinar on Contract Closeout

Join the government-wide Professional Services Category (PSC) for a “spotlight” webinar about the important topic of contract closeout on December 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Closing contracts in a timely manner can help to limit the government’s exposure to risks by identifying and recovering improper payments to contractors and avoiding paying interest fees when the government does not pay contractors on time. Spotlight webinars are designed to share sound acquisition practices and are open to the federal acquisition workforce. Plus you can earn CLPs. Register today.


New BIC: Maintenance Repair Facility Supplies

Exciting news - the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), with the support of the Government-wide Category Management Program Management Office, has recently designated Maintenance Repair Facility Supplies (MRFS) as a “Best in Class” (BIC) solution! The MRFS purchasing channel is a strategic sourcing and category management solution created to streamline the process of purchasing maintenance, repair, janitorial and sanitation products government-wide. LEARN MORE


2 Upcoming DPA Training

Mark your calendar for Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) training webinars for Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) and the VETS 2 GWAC contracts which will be held next week. The VETS 2 DPA training will be held on Wednesday December 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. ET and  is open now. The HCaTS DPA training will be held on December 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET and registration is available in the FAITAS Course Catalog under course ID FCL-GSA-0081, if you are unable to register through FAITAS, please visit

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