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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)

Acquisition Policy Flash! Index

What's New? What's Changed? Reminder!

Acquisition Policy Flashes are used to communicate useful information such as Class Deviations, Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Guidance, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Cases, and other information that has the potential to impact day-to-day procurement operations within the VA.  Acquisition Policy Flashes can be either stand-alone or introductory documents that communicate and disseminate Procedures, Guidance, and Information to VA’s acquisition workforce.  They can also be used to distribute policy changes contained within Procurement Memorandums.

The table below lists the Acquisition Policy Flashes that have been issued by the Office of Procurement Policy Services (PPS) and links to those that are still active.  If you have any questions regarding these Acquisition Policy Flashes, please access our Procurement Policy Team on our points of contact page or email us at va.procurement.policy@va.gov.

Fiscal Year 2014
No. Topic Effective
Date
14-07 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors 08/18/2014
14-06 Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) 2014-01, Compliance with the 95 Percent Sustainable Acquisition Goal under Executive Order 13514 and Federal Acquisition Regulation 23.103 08/05/2014
14-05 VA Procurement Memorandum 2012-04, Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) Revised 09/08/2014
14-04 Contracting for Environmentally Preferable Products and Services: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®)-Registered Products 09/02/2014
14-03 Acquisition of Printing and Related Supplies 04/30/2014
14-02 Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System 03/05/2014
14-01 Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) 2013-06, Interagency Acquisitions (Revised) 12/31/2013
Fiscal Year 2013
No. Topic Effective
Date
13-27 PPM 2013-03, Reporting and Managing Contractor Past Performance Information 08/12/2013
13-26 Reserved  
13-25 Reserved  
13-24 Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Warrant (PPM 2013-09) 08/16/2013
13-23 Reserved  
13-22 Use of Integrated Product Teams for Major Acquisitions 07/31/2013
13-21 Extension of Prompt Payments to Small Business Subcontractors 07/15/2013
13-20 Update on PPS Web page 07/15/2013
13-19 OMB Mandated Business Cases 07/05/2013
13-18 Class Deviation to FAR 19.505(b) and (c) 06/20/2013
13-17 Reserved  
13-16 Rescinded (See Acquisition Policy Flash 14-04)  
13-15 GSA Introduces a New Reverse Auctioning Tool 05/24/2013
13-14 New PPM on Interagency Acquisitions (IAs) 07/15/2013
13-13 FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory Requirements 05/24/2013
13-12 Class Deviation from VAAR 801.602-3 Ratification of Unauthorized Commitments 05/06/2013
13-11 Determining Contractor Responsibility 08/12/2013
13-10 Reserved  
13-09 Reserved  
13-08 Federal Acquisition Regulation 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items 04/03/2013
13-07 Procedures for Determining Whether to Terminate Contracts with Ineligible Firms 03/01/2013
13-06 Contracting for Conferences 01/31/2013
13-05 Contracting Officer’s Representatives (COR) Delegation Reminder 01/31/2013
13-04 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2013-01, Sole Source Contracting under Title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) Sections 8127 and 8128, the Veterans Benefits, Health Care and Information Technology Act of 2006 02/22/2013
13-03 Miller Act 12/07/2012
13-02 Electronic Invoicing 12/14/2012
13-01 Biobased Products Reporting Requirement Class Deviation 12/14/2012
Fiscal Year 2012
No. Topic Effective
Date
12-26 Class Deviation:  VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 816.504 and VAAR Clause 852.216-70 10/26/2012
12-25 Class Deviation:  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters 10/15/2012
12-24 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) 09/17/2012
12-23 Deputy Senior Procurement Executive Change 08/16/2012
12-22 Reserved  
12-21 Class Deviation:  Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.232-99, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors 11/15/2012
12-20 Extension of Center for Veterans Enterprise Verification Period from One Year to Two Years 06/27/2012
12-19 Appropriate Use of Incremental Funding 09/25/2012
12-18 Mandatory Small Business Set Asides for Contract Actions Up to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold 06/26/2012
12-17 Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) 06/15/2012
12-16 Launch of the Newly Redesigned Procurement Policy Service Web Site 05/23/2012
12-15 Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Owned Small Business Verification and Small Business Administration Small Business Size Standards 09/27/2012
12-14 Online Reverse Auctions for the Purchase of Commodities 04/06/2012
12-13 Requirements for Acquisition Pursuant to Multiple-Award Contracts 04/02/2012
12-12 Reserved  
12-11 SCI - Notifcation of Contract File Analysis Reviews and Data Call for FY2011 [Expired] 03/12/2012
12-10 Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 819.7003, Eligibility [Expired] 06/01/2012
12-09 Mandatory FPDS Reporting Requirements for all Service Contract Actions $25,000 and Above Awarded on or after March 1, 2012 02/29/2012
12-08 Reserved  
12-07 Reserved  
  Contract Actions Exceeding the Micro-Purchase Threshold up to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold 01/31/2012
12-06 Campaign to Cut Waste:  Reduce Contract spending for management support services 01/26/2012
12-05 Expiration of FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items 01/06/2012
12-04 852.273-75 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources (Interim - Oct 2008) 02/02/2012
12-03 Small Business Act of 2010, Section 1331 12/16/2011
12-02 Vendor Information Pages Database Deviation [Supersceded by Public Law 111-275] 12/15/2011
12-01 Funding under the 2012 continuing resolution [Expired] 10/27/2011
Fiscal Year 2011
No. Topic Effective
Date
11-10 Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Letter 11-01, Performance of Inherently Governmental Functions 09/29/2011
11-09 Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 804.1102 [Supersceded by Public Law 111-275] 08/16/2011
11-08 Implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006 02/04/2011
11-07 Implementation of Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program 02/04/2011
11-7 Launch of Acquisition Workforce Assessment 01/06/2011
11-06 Decreased Threshold for Implementation and Mandated Use of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) 11/29/2010
11-05 Class Deviation to Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.209-8 [Expired with publication of FAC 2005-55] 11/22/2010
  GTSI Suspension Lifted 10/08/2010
  Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) Trailer 10/06/2010
  GTSI Suspended from Federal contracting [Suspension lifted 10/08/2010] 10/01/2010
  Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-45 10/01/2010
Fiscal Year 2010
No. Topic Effective
Date
  Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-46 09/28/2010
  Level 1 Warrants Extended through March 31, 2011 [Expired] 09/17/2010
  Rescission of Information Letter 049-07-10 08/10/2010