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The Procurement Policy Service (PPS) has compiled a complete listing of all acquisition related Information Letters (ILs) and sorted them by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) parts in the tables below.  Our office is in the process of reviewing all active ILs as we update the VAAR and create the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM).  A chronological listing (by issued date) of all ILs issued by the Office of Acquisition and Logistics may be accessed in the Resource Library.

FAR Part 1
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-11-02 Updates to Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program 11/02/2010
001AL-09-03 (Amendment) Updates to Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Program 01/19/2010
049-08-02 (Amended) Extension of Certification Date for Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC) for Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) Program (Amendment to Information Letter (IL) 049-08-02 (Amended)) 07/14/2009
001AL-09-02 Integrated Oversight Process (IOP) 06/19/2009
001AL-09-03 Updates to Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Program 12/19/2008
049-08-07 Authority for Level 1 Contracting Officer Warrants 09/17/2008
049-08-02 Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (COTR) Training Policy 04/10/2008
049-08-01 New Alignment of Contract Legal Counsel Responsibilities 12/13/2007
049-07-05 Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Workforce Certification Program 12/19/2006
049-05-2 Contracting Personnel Competencies 10/14/2004
049-04-6 Revised Business Clearance Review Requirements and Reporting Actual and Planned Awards of $5 Million or More 03/04/2004
049-03-10 Revised Class Deviation from VAAR 802.100 (a) Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) 04/02/2003
049-02-13 Clarification of Senior Level Contracting Officers as Selling Officials 08/01/2002
049-02-13 Clarification of Senior Level Contracting Officers as Selling Officials 08/01/2002
049-02-12 Legal and Technical Review of Proposed Contracts for Conferences 07/30/2002

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FAR Part 4
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-11-03 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) (Rescinded and replaced by VA Procurement Policy Memorandum dated August 29, 2012 — see Acquisition Policy Flash! 12-24) 09/30/2011
001AL-09-08 Reporting Competitive Actions in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) 05/04/2009
001AL-09-07 Implementing Guidance for Contracting Awards under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (RA) of 2009, Public Law 111-5 03/17/2009
049-07-09 Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) Data Verification and Validation 08/07/2007
049-07-06 Implementation and Mandated Use of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) (Rescinded and replaced by VA Procurement Policy Memorandum dated June 15, 2012 — see Acquisition Policy Flash! 12-17) 06/15/2007
049-04-2 Mandatory use of the Central Contractor Registration(CCR) 01/06/2004

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FAR Part 5
IL Number Subject Dated
90-02-1 Extension of Class Determination to Waive Synopsis Requirements When Certain Contract Conditions Are Met 12/18/2001

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FAR Part 7
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-09-05 Use of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) for Major Acquisitions (Rescinded and replaced by Procurement Policy Memorandum 2013-07 dated May 22, 2013 — see Acquisition Policy Flash! 13-22) 10/09/2009
049-04-5 Contract Bundling and Contract Bundling Reviews; Revised Listing of Exempted Items from Bundling Reviews and Forecast Submission 03/03/2004

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FAR Part 8
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-11-01 Guidelines for Acquiring Office Supplies 10/14/2010
001AL-10-06 New Guidelines for Placing Items and Services on the AbilityOne Procurement List 04/28/2010
049-03-1 Class Deviation from VAAR 808.001, Priorities for Use of Government Supply Sources 11/20/2002

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FAR Part 9
IL Number Subject Dated
049-08-03 Use of Dun and Bradstreet Reports as a Means of Assisting in Determining Contractor Responsibility (Rescinded and replaced by Procurement Policy Memorandum 2013-05 dated August 12, 2013 — see Acquisition Policy Flash! 13-11) 04/11/2008

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FAR Part 13
IL Number Subject Dated
049-08-06 Draft Directive and Handbook 4080, Government Purchase Card Policy and Procedures (Attachments included) 07/03/2008

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FAR Part 15
IL Number Subject Dated
049-03-11 Using Reverse Auctions to Acquire Goods and Services (Rescinded and replaced by Acquisition Policy Flash! 12-14) 06/09/2003
049-03-9 Evaluating the Contractor’s Past Performance (Rescinded and replaced by IL 001AL-10-03) 03/28/2003
049-02-9 Protests, Claims and Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) as Factors in Past Performance and Source Selection Decisions 05/06/2002

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FAR Part 16
IL Number Subject Dated
049-05-12 Economic Price Adjustment Clauses 09/02/2005
049-05-7 Designation of the Task-Order and Delivery-Order Contact Ombudsman 02/17/2005
049-04-11 Incentive Contracts and Award Fees 09/14/2004
049-04-3 Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for Construction 01/07/2004

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FAR Part 17
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-09-04 Managing Interagency Acquisitions (Rescinded and replaced by Procurement Policy Memorandum 2013-06 dated June 28, 2013 — see Acquisition Policy Flash! 13-14) 03/23/2009
049-05-8 Option Year Contracts and Terms Exceeding 5 Years 03/22/2005
049-05-4 Revenue Generation Contracting Authority 12/28/2004
049-03-6 Parameters of Contracting Authority 03/17/2003
049-02-8 Special Contracting Methods Procedures for Service and Performance Based Service Contract Options Exceeding 5 Years 04/30/2002

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FAR Part 19
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-11-15 Subcontracting Compliance Review Program 06/08/2011
001AL-09-06 Applicability of 38 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 8127-8128 (Sections 502 and 503 of Public Law (P.L.) 109-461, “Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006”) to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Ammunition Acquisitions 08/17/2009
049-06-4 Joint Venture and Teaming Arrangements for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses 03/09/2006
049-06-1 Increasing Opportunities for Awards to Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses 12/28/2005
049-05-6 Expiration of Statutory Authority for the Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) (FAR 19.11) and the Very Small Business (VSB) Program (FAR 19.9); GSA Expired Program Authority Memorandum; SBA Suspension of the Price Evaluation Adjustment Memorandum 02/16/2005
049-04-12 Expiration of Statutory Authority for the Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Businesses(SOB) (FAR 19.11) and the Very Small Business (VSB) Program (FAR 19.9) 09/20/2004
049-02-14 Socioeconomic Goals 09/03/2002
90-01-8 Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Prime and Subcontracting Goals 07/31/2001
90-01-4 Class Deviation from VAAR 819.7003 and VAAR Provision 852.219-70 05/11/2001
90-01-3 Small Disadvantaged Business (8(a)) Program Direct Contracting; View the renewed and reissued partnership agreement 12/26/2000

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FAR Part 22
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-10-14 Requirements for Veterans’ Employment Reporting by Federal Contractors 09/13/2010
001AL-10-11 Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects 07/15/2010

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FAR Part 23
IL Number Subject Dated
049-07-04 Green Purchasing Program Management Reviews (Rescinded and replaced by VA Procurement Policy Memorandum 2014-01 dated July 10, 2014 — see Acquisition Policy Flash! 2014-06) 12/05/2006
049-07-03 Cost Effective Paper Waste Reduction and Prevention Efforts 11/28/2006
049-02-11 Executive Order 13148, Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management 07/05/2002
049-02-7 Executive Order 13221, Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices 04/16/2002
90-01-1 Greening the Federal Government Executive Orders Implemented in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 11/08/2000

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FAR Part 25
IL Number Subject Dated
049-04-1 The Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, the Denied Persons List, and Other Lists 01/05/2004

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FAR Part 28
IL Number Subject Dated
049-05-11 Surety Bonds (Bid, Payment, Performance, and Payment Protection) on Construction Solicitations and Contracts  

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FAR Part 33
IL Number Subject Dated
049-05-3 Notification to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) when Contract Performance is Authorized Notwithstanding a Protest 10/14/2004

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FAR Part 34
IL Number Subject Dated
001AL-09-07 Implementing Guidance for Contracting Awards under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (RA) of 2009, Public Law 111-5 03/17/2009
049-06-5 Earned Value Management System (EVMS); Final FAR Language 03/30/2006

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FAR Part 37
IL Number Subject Dated
049-06-7 Performance-Based Acquisition 08/31/2006

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FAR Part 39
IL Number Subject Dated
049-04-7 Maximizing Use of SmartBuy and Avoiding Duplication of Agency Activities with the President’s E-Government Initiatives 04/06/2004
90-02-2 Enforcement of Controls on the Acquisition of Information Technology and Telecommunications 01/08/2002
90-01-5 Implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 1998 Amendments; Section 508 Determination and Findings; Section 508 Electroinc & Information Technology Exceptions Certification 06/25/2001

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FAR Part 41
IL Number Subject Dated
049-02-5 Interim guidance for VA’s Energy investments 04/03/2002

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FAR Part 42
IL Number Subject Dated
003A3-12-04 Postaward Conferences 02/02/2012
001AL-10-03 Reporting and Managing Contractor Past Performance Information (Rescinded and replaced by Procurement Policy Memorandum 2013-03 dated August 12, 2013 — see Acquisition Policy Flash! 13-27) 02/22/2010
90-01-2 Timely Delivery and Contractor Performance 11/09/2000

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FAR Part 45
IL Number Subject Dated
049-06-2 New Inventory Requirements and Sensitive Items Listing 02/08/2006

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FAR Part 46
IL Number Subject Dated
049-08-04 Processing Receiving Reports for Centralized IT Purchase Orders 05/02/2008
049-05-9 Guidelines on the Use of Guarantee Period Services 04/04/2005

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FAR Part 47
IL Number Subject Dated
049-03-13
Shipping Policies When Contracting on Behalf of the Department of Defense 09/11/2003

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VAAR Part 70
IL Number Subject Dated
90-01-9 Contracting for Conference and Training Space 09/05/2001

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VAAR Part 73
IL Number Subject Dated
049-03-7 Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 New Sample BAA Template 03/24/2003
049-02-6 Contract Language for Field Standardization Projects 04/16/2002
049-02-4 Operator and Biomedical Maintenance Training (Including Lodging and Travel) 02/07/2002

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Miscellaneous
IL Number Subject Dated
049-05-10 Establishment of Louis P. Nangeroni Award for Excellence in Logistics 08/03/2005
049-03-8 Abandonment and Destruction of Information Technology Equipment  
049-03-5
Center for Acquisition and Materiel Management Education Online Implementation 01/16/2003
049-03-2 Change of Field Office Name 11/21/2002
049-02-3 Existing Contracts with Arthur Andersen, LLP, and the Enron Corporation 02/06/2002