News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

Acquisition Today: News for the Federal Acquisition Workforce

December 18, 2019

Seasons Greetings

OFPP past Perf

OFPP Past Performance Survey!

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) seeks acquisition professionals, contracting officer representatives, and program managers of all levels to help them “Modernize the Collection of Contractor Performance Information.” By completing a short survey you will provide OFPP with critical information on how the federal government can improve policies, strategies, tools and learning aids for better contractor performance results. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey which runs from December 9, 2019 to January 20, 2020.


Available FY2020 FAI Instructor-Led Training 

FAI has added an incredible array of FAC-C, FAC-COR, FAC-P/PM, and continuous learning instructor-led trainings for FY2020 via online and in the classroom. This link lists all class offerings for which there are seats available. Along with the courses necessary for certification, course offerings also include new subjects such as Cybersecurity for Contracting Professionals, Intermediate Agile Techniques for Contracting Professionals, Information Technology Acquisition, Advanced COR, COR Refresher, and Agile Project Management for the Federal Environment. 

FAST 2020

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.


On-Demand Category Management Training Now Available!

Now that all of the CFO Act agencies have submitted their category management (CM) plans for FY2020, GSA would like to make it even easier to access all of the CM-related training resources and tools that can help with your agency’s implementation. GSA is pleased to share that a new self-paced training course for Category Management Foundations (“CM 101”) is available NOW!  LEARN MORE


NEW FAC-C Training Requirements

Reminder: On October 1, 2019, the NEW Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) training requirements were released.  Adopting these new training requirements continues our alignment with Defense Acquisition University’s (DAU) Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Contracting certification program. Visit FAI website 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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