Register for our next webinar! “Charge It”: The Power Behind Government Purchase Cards


Join us on Thursday, November 30th from 12:00 – 1:00pm EST as we discuss how fully implementing the power and versatility of the Government Purchase Card (GPC) can benefit your agency.



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House Passes Federal Acquisition Savings Act, Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill

The House this week passed legislation that would direct federal agencies to consider renting equipment — versus buying or leasing — when conducting a cost-effectiveness analysis, as well as measures that would act on the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking’s final report and require agencies to make their new or …… » Read more


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GAO Sustains Protest of Late-Breaking Key Role Swap

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sustained a challenge that an awarding agency held unequal discussions when it allowed an offeror to provide a substitute when a key proposed staffer became unavailable.   At issue was a Department of Labor (DOL) request for proposals (RFP) to operate a Job Corps center in Los Angeles. The …… » Read more

New Email Domain & IP Address

Please add to your "safe sender" list and ensure that IP Address is whitelisted at your agency by providing it to your IT Department.

DOE Procurement Officer Forms Fake Firm to Get Contract

A federal grand jury has indicted a former procurement officer from Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), a Department of Energy (DOE)-funded nuclear research and development facility, for scheming to fraudulently obtain a $2.3 million contract. Sandia Corporation — which managed and operated SNL — assigned Carla Sena to manage …… » Read more

Check-out the new Gaming Center!  It's a fun way to help you test and improve your core acquisition knowledge and base of understanding.

The 4 Secrets to USAID's FITARA Success

How has the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) managed the lone “A” grade on the past two Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecards? USAID has been a stand-out agency since turning its FITARA D+ rating into an A+ within six months. In a joint hearing between the House Subcommittees on …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2005-95

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2005-95, effective 1/19/2017.

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