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Who We Serve

We serve over 50,000 acquisition professionals at all cabinet-level agencies

Contracting Officers and

  • Earn CLPs and keep
    your warrant
  • Stay informed on key
    government initiatives
  • Elevate your career
  • Boost job satisfaction and career potential
"In the chaos of our daily work, people can rely on VAO to be dependable and informative and to give us what we need, when we need it!"
– Contracting Officer, Civilian Agency

Contracting Officer's
Representatives (CORs)
and Program Managers

  • Accelerate acquisitions
  • Work smoothly and collaborate actively with COs
  • Avoid administrative landmines and delays
"As a new COR, I have found great benefit in using some of the resources found in the COR Toolkit, an amazing resource for all CORs."
– COR, Civilian Agency
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Senior Procurement Executives

  • Engage and inspire your workforce
  • Boost productivity
  • Institute best practices
  • Shorten PALT
"CORs are the 'eyes and ears' of the Contracting Officer; a Contracting Officer is stronger with a strong COR. Investing in our CORs is essential to a successful contract. Finally, CORs can now have real-time access to information that positions them for success. The VAO's COR Toolkit is a COR's dream come true."
– Matthew Nace, Former SPE

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For Acquisition Professionals,
by Acquisition Professionals

Developed by acquisition professionals for acquisition professionals, the Virtual Acquisition Office™ (VAO) is a total workforce development solution, providing a common platform to facilitate expanded knowledge and productivity. With more than 50,000 subscribers, VAO is the government's trusted source for up-to-date acquisition news, research, analysis, and tools that enable acquisition managers and the workforce to stay on top of the latest contracting developments, maximize efficiency and effectiveness, and engage in continuous learning.
VAO allows agencies to benefit from the collective experience of acquisition professionals who are constantly refining and optimizing the buying process. VAO SMEs research and analyze the latest challenges, trends, and opportunities to provide an unparalleled suite of tools, education, and resources that enable the federal acquisition workforce to leverage relevant knowledge, maximize productivity, and increase compliance and results.

CLP Center

Delivers 360+ CLP-earning opportunities comprised of current, market-leading online courses, publications, and news focused on topics most important to acquisition professionals, CORs, and program management staff.

Acquisition Life Cycle

Provides an expandable tool based on the major phases of the acquisition life cycle that offers guidance, resources, templates, training, etc. for each major phase ... all sourced from the VAO Research Institute and collective insight from the community.

Must-See News

Keeps the workforce apprised of key acquisition initiatives, regulatory changes, procurement activity -- and brings their attention to the leadership's portal on a daily or weekly basis.

Expert Inquiry and Response

Summarizes top inquiries from across all agencies as well as VAO experts' thoroughly researched responses. Enables the acquisition workforce to see what peers are asking about unique contracting situations and quickly put expertise to work.

Timely Guidance

Presents the top downloads and trending inquiry topics across all agencies, enabling the workforce to benefit from resources their peers are finding most timely and valuable.

Capabilities Benchmarking

Includes a survey-based assessment of competency areas, identification of best practices to close gaps, and assessments to measure progress and improvement.

CLP Tracker

Drives awareness and engagement in targeted training opportunities for professionals to earn CLPs and keep up-to-date on key topics in their field. Displays total CLPs earned to date.

Best Practices

Provides professionals current best practices, guidance, templates, and training for all steps of the acquisition life cycle in an easily navigable interface.

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Douglas Stuck
Virtual Acquisition Office (VAO)
Director, Client Solutions
Office: 571.449.4163
Cell: 301.788.3839
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