Acquisition Gate - An 8(a) Sole Source and Competitive Opportunity Finder

Dallas/Fort Worth District Office  - October 2018

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Acquisition Gate - An 8(a) Sole Source and Competitive Opportunity Finder

As we start FY 2019, I wanted to bring to your attention a few of the tools that you can utilize to help you identify 8(a) competitive and sole source opportunities.  In this edition, you are being introduced to Acquisition Gateway.

Acquisition Gate is a workplace for acquisition professionals and federal buyers to connect with resources, tools and each other to improve acquisition government-wide.  This tool is also available to the general public and it allows you to conduct market research to include;

Solution Finder - Compare and contract acquisition offering from different agencies to better understand the federal market.

Calc Tool - Compare hourly labor rates against your solicitation responses.

Document Library - Check out templates and resources and see what others have written for acquisitions similar to yours.

The "Discover Guidance by Category" will provide the answers to questions like, "What is bought," Who bought it," and "How is it procured" by industry category.

You can visit Acquisition Gateway at

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Article by:  Nancy N. Alvarez, Supervisor Business Opportunity Specialist