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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)


Information Letters

An Information Letter (IL) is used to release non-directive information.  Mandatory policies and procedures are published in the form of Directives, Handbooks, and Regulations.  Note:  You may need to visit the VA Viewer Software page to view these documents.

Download a list of acquisition related ILs that have been rescinded or otherwise determined to be obsolete.  If access to a rescinded/inactive IL is required, please contact the individual(s) listed in Acquisition Policy Flash! 16-14 for your respective organization.

IL NumberSubjectDated
003A3-12-04 Postaward Conferences 02/02/2012
IL NumberSubjectDated
001AL-11-01 Guidelines for Acquiring Office Supplies 10/14/2010
001AL-11-15 Subcontracting Compliance Review Program 06/08/2011
IL NumberSubjectDated
001AL-10-01 Guidance for the Distribution and Replenishment of Burial Flags (Rescinded) 11/06/2009
001AL-10-04 Changes in Biomedical Equipment Repair Services by the VA Service and Distribution Center 01/13/2010
001AL-10-06 New Guidelines for Placing Items and Services on the AbilityOne Procurement List 04/28/2010
001AL-10-11 Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects 07/15/2010
IL NumberSubjectDated
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
001AL-09-08 Reporting Competitive Actions in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) 05/04/2009
001AL-09-11 Guidance for Recycling of X-ray film and Precious Metals 08/11/2009
IL NumberSubjectDated
049-08-01 New Alignment of Contract Legal Counsel Responsibilities 12/13/2007
049-08-04 Processing Receiving Reports for Centralized IT Purchase Orders 05/02/2008
049-08-05 Draft Notice on Report of Survey (ROS) Timelines (Attachment included) 05/16/2008
IL NumberSubjectDated
049-07-09 Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) Data Verification and Validation 08/07/2007
IL NumberSubjectDated
049-06-3 Receipt of Security Items 02/16/2006
049-06-4 Joint Venture and Teaming Arrangements for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses 03/09/2006
IL NumberSubjectDated
049-05-4 Revenue Generation Contracting Authority 12/28/2004
049-05-7 Designation of the Task-Order and Delivery-Order Contact Ombudsman 02/17/2005
049-05-9 Guidelines on the Use of Guarantee Period Services 04/04/2005
049-05-10 Establishment of Louis P. Nangeroni Award for Excellence in Logistics 08/03/2005
049-05-12 Economic Price Adjustment Clauses 09/02/2005
IL NumberSubjectDated
049-04-3 Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract for Construction 01/07/2004
049-04-5 Contract Bundling and Contract Bundling Reviews; Revised Listing of Exempted Items from Bundling Reviews and Forecast Submission 03/03/2004
049-04-7 Maximizing Use of SmartBuy and Avoiding Duplication of Agency Activities with the President’s E-Government Initiatives 04/06/2004
049-04-11 Incentive Contracts and Award Fees 09/14/2004
IL NumberSubjectDated
049-03-6 Parameters of Contracting Authority 03/17/2003
049-03-8 Abandonment and Destruction of Information Technology Equipment 03/24/2003
049-03-13 Shipping Policies When Contracting on Behalf of the Department of Defense 09/11/2003
IL NumberSubjectDated
049-02-3 Existing Contracts with Arthur Andersen, LLP, and the Enron Corporation 02/06/2002
049-02-4 Operator and Biomedical Maintenance Training (Including Lodging and Travel) 02/07/2002
049-02-6 Contract Language for Field Standardization Projects 04/16/2002
049-02-7 Executive Order 13221, Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices 04/16/2002
049-02-13 Clarification of Senior Level Contracting Officers as Selling Officials 08/01/2002
IL NumberSubjectDated
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
90-01-6 Contractor Personnel Security Requirements; Current VA-SBA Partnership Agreement 07/16/2001
IL NumberSubjectDated
90-00-1 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General Audit and Advisory Services 01/30/2000
90-00-3 Forthcoming Policy Changes on Firearms and Motor Vehicles 06/21/2000
IL NumberSubjectDated
90-99-2 Operator and Biomedical Maintenance Training Including Lodging and Travel 02/11/1999
IL NumberSubjectDated
90-98-2 Bar Code Scanners and Personal Computers for Electronic Commerce 03/09/1998
90-98-4 Competition Under Multiple Award Task and Delivery Order Contracts 06/10/1998
90-98-7 General Freight Management Program for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the VA Transportation and Logistics Center (VATLC) 09/02/1998
IL NumberSubjectDated
90-97-1 Interim Acquisition Guidance for Health Care Resources Sharing Authority (Public Law 104-262) 11/13/1996
90-97-2 Supply, processing, and Distribution (SPD) Self-Evaluation Guide 12/11/1996
90-97-4 Biological Monitoring Sterilizers 12/31/1996
90-97-10 Preparation of Proposed VAAR Changes 04/24/1997