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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 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 Procurement Policy Service and links to those that are still active.  If you have any questions regarding these or past Acquisition Policy Flashes, please email us at va.procurement.policy@va.gov.

Fiscal Year 2020
No.TopicEffective
Date
20-01 Notification of the Publication of Revised Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Parts 815, Contracting by Negotiation, 837, Service Contracting, and affected parts 801, 816, 849, 852, and 871. 10/04/2019
Fiscal Year 2019
No.TopicEffective
Date
19-32 Revised - Contracts for Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts 09/19/2019
19-31 Notification of the Publication of Revised Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Parts 823, Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace; 824, Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information; 826, Other Socioeconomic Programs; 843, Contract Modifications, and affected parts 801, 836, and 852; and New VAAM Parts M823, M824, and M843 09/30/2019
19-30 Reserved  
19-29 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum (2016-05)(Revised August 2019) - Implementation of the Veterans First Contracting Program 08/06/2019
19-28 Revised - Notification of the Publication of Revised Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 817, Special Contracting Methods and New VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Part M817, Special Contracting Methods 07/24/2019
19-27 Reserved  
19-26 Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Regarding Limitations on Subcontracting for Small Business Concerns 07/12/2019
19-25 Reserved  
19-24 Contracts for Nebraska Flooding Relief Efforts 06/11/2019
19-23 Notice of Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to Remove the Requirement that Contracting Officers Make a Best Procurement Approach Determination to Use an Interagency Acquisition (FAR Case 2018-015) (CAAC Letter 2018-04)
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 84 FR 19838 on 05/06/2019.
Superseded
19-22 Notification of the Publication of Revised Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 836, Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts and New VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Part M836, Construction and Architect-Engineer Contracts 04/18/2019
19-21 Reserved  
19-20 Rescinded/Inactive Acquisition/Procurement Related Information Letters 01/18/2019
19-19 Notification of VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Update 2008-12 to incorporate all VAAR Class Deviations issued between August 7, 2018 through January 25, 2019 04/04/2019
19-18 Class Deviation from VAAR 808.002, Priorities for Use of Government Supply Sources and VAAR Subpart 808.6, Acquisition from Federal Prison Industries, Inc. 05/20/2019
19-17 VA PPM 2017-12 (Revision1), VA’s Implementation of the Buy American Act (BAA) to Maximize the Use of Goods, Products and Materials Produced in the United States 04/09/2019
19-16 FAR Revision: Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment 08/13/2019
19-15 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum 2019-03, Reporting Requirements for Congressional Notification of Certain Contract Actions 03/15/2019
19-14 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum 2019-06, Contractor Versus Government Performance 03/05/2019
19-13 Reserved  
19-12 Reserved  
19-11 Contacts for Alaska Earthquake and California Wildfires Relief Efforts 01/08/2019
19-10 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum 2019-01, Postaward Orientations
Paragraph 6(d) ONLY superseded. Final Rule issued at 84 FR 9968 on 03/19/2019, effective 04/18/2019. See Acquisition Flash! 19-22
01/31/2019
Partially Superseded
19-09 Notification of VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Update 2018-06, and Rescission of Information Letters (ILs) 001AL-10-06 dated April 28, 2010; and 049-04-3 dated January 7, 2004 01/18/2019
19-08 Notification of VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Update 2019-02 to VAAM part M836 05/10/2019
19-07 Reserved  
19-06 Various Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Deviation Status Updates on the Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Service (PPS) Regulatory Deviations Webpage Various
19-05 Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation Part 819 - Small Business Programs, and Part 852 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses 07/18/2019
19-04 Establishment of the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services (FAC-C-DS) 12/17/2018
19-03 Reserved  
19-02 Notification of the Publication of Various New and Revised Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Parts and the Publication of Various New VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Parts Various
19-01 Notification of VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Update 2008-07 to incorporate all VAAR Class Deviations issued between February 9, 2018 through July 31, 2018 10/12/2018
Fiscal Year 2018
No.TopicEffective
Date
18-33 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2016-05 (Revised AUG 2018) - Implementation of the Veterans First Contracting Program as a Result of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision 09/27/2018
18-32 Reserved  
18-31 Reserved  
18-30 Class Deviation from the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Subpart 813.307 Forms and VAAR Subpart 853.213 Simplified acquisition procedures (SF’s 18, 30, 44, 1165, 1449, and OF’s 336, 347, and 348) 08/01/2018
18-29 Reserved  
18-28 New Executive Order 13834, Efficient Federal Operations 08/01/2018
18-27 Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation 836.213-70, Notice to Proceed
Superseded. Final Rule issued at 84 FR 9968 on 03/19/2019, effective 04/18/2019. See Acquisition Flash! 19-22
Superseded
18-26 Reserved  
18-25 Class Deviation to add VA Acquisition Regulation 813.303-5, Purchases under Blanket Purchase Agreements 08/07/2018
18-24 Reserved  
18-23 Class Deviation from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to Increase Threshold for Requiring Certified Cost or Pricing Data (FAR Case 2018-005) 08/06/2018
18-22 Service Organization Controls Audits and Reports for certain Critical Services 08/10/2018
18-21 Class Deviation—VAAR 819.72 and 852.219-74 through 852.219-76 07/16/2018
18-20 Notification of the Publication of Revised Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Parts 803, 814, 822 and Issuance of New VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Parts M803, M814, and M822 05/16/2018
18-19 Reserved  
18-18 Class Deviation to VAAR 807.105-70, Written Acquisition Plans 03/08/2018
18-17 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) 2018-07 (Revised Oct 2018) - Acquisition of Utility Services 10/31/2018
18-16 Notification of revised Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Parts 816, 828, 852 and VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Parts M816 and M828 03/23/2018
18-15 Class Deviation from FAR 19.502-2, Total Small Business Set-Aside 03/22/2018
18-14 Reserved  
18-13 VA Market Research Guide for Acquisition Teams 03/01/2018
18-12 Class Deviation from Various VAAR Sections to Reflect Head of Contracting Activity Delegation and Redelegation Authority Changes and to Increase a Threshold
Partially Obsolete due to issuance of revised VAAR part 811 in Final Rule at 83 FR 49302 on 10/01/2018. HCA delegations at 811.103 and 811.202 are now obsolete since these sections were removed in the VAAR part 811 revision. See Acquisition Flash! 19-02
04/01/2018
Partially Obsolete
18-11 Class Deviation from VAAR 808.002, Priorities for Use of Mandatory Government Sources
See Acquisition Flash! 19-18
Superseded
18-10 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2018-04, Guidance and Procedures regarding use of Tiered Evaluations (Cascading) for use in solicitations set-aside in accordance with the VA Rule of Two 02/09/2018
18-09 Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Contracting Officer’s Warrant 05/15/2018
18-08 Reserved  
18-07 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum (2018-03) - Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) 01/26/2018
18-06 Guidance to Acquisition Workforce Regarding the Application of 38 U.S.C. 8127 Regarding AbilityOne as a Mandatory Government Source
Superseded by Class Dev 02/09/2018. See Acquisition Flash 18-11
Superseded
18-05 Guidance to the Acquisition Workforce Regarding Ordering Officer Appointments to Non-Warranted Personnel 10/27/2017
18-04 Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to remove the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule (FAR Case 2014-025)
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 82 FR 51527 on 11/06/2017.
Superseded
18-03 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria Exemptions for Equal Opportunity Clauses
Expired. See DOL/OFCCP page for exemption period dates. See Acquisition Flash! 18-03
Expired
18-02 Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to Implement an Act to Enhance Whistleblower Protection for Contractor Employees 10/23/2017
18-01 Department of Veterans Affairs Update to Incorporate all VAAR Class Deviations Issued From September 9, 2010 Through June 30, 2017 10/10/2017
Fiscal Year 2017
No.TopicEffective
Date
17-32 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2017-02, Department of Veterans Affairs’ Implementation of the Buy American Laws to Maximize the Use of Goods, Products and Materials Produced in the United States 09/20/2017
17-31 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum (2017-13) - Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIID) 10/01/2017
17-30 New National Interest Action (NIA) for Hurricane Maria 2017 09/20/2017
17-29 Class Deviation from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) - Implementing Revised Statutory Conditions for the Exercise of Special Emergency Procurement Authorities (FAR Parts 2, 10, 12, 13, 18, and 26)
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 84 FR 19835 on 05/06/2019
Superseded
17-28 Rescinded/Inactive Acquisition/Procurement Related Information Letters
Rescinded by Acquisition Flash! 19-20 on 01/18/2019
Rescinded
17-27 Reserved  
17-26 Veterans Benefits Administration Authority on Architect-Engineer Services in VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Subpart 836.6
Superseded. Final Rule issued at 84 FR 9968 on 03/19/2019, effective 04/182019. See Acquisition Flash! 19-22
Superseded
17-25 Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) 2017-07, Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Contracting Officer’s Warrant
Superseded by PPM 2018-01 on 05/15/18. See Acquisition Flash! 18-09
Superseded
17-24 Department of Veterans Affairs FAR Class Deviation - Implement an Appropriations Provision Related to Internal Confidentiality Agreements and the Reporting of Fraud, Waste, or Abuse
Superseded. Final Rule issued at 82 FR 4722 on 01/13/2017, effective 01/13/2017.
Superseded
17-23 Acquisition Policy Flash! 17-23, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Source Selection Guide 07/17/2017
17-22 Acquisition Policy Flash! 17-22, 2017 EPEAT® (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Purchaser Award 06/14/2017
17-21 Reserved  
17-20 Acquisition Policy Flash! 17-20, VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 802.101 and Subpart 809.400, Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility 06/02/2017
17-19 Acquisition Policy Flash! 17-19, VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Class Deviation from VA Acquisition (VAAR) Subpart 801.602-75, Review Requirements - OGC 04/12/2017
17-18 VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Subpart 813.307 Forms and VAAR Subpart 853.213 Simplified acquisition procedures (SF’s 18, 30, 44, 1165, 1449, and OF’s 336, 347, and 348)
Expired 03/31/2018. See Aquisition Flash! 15-11
Expired
17-17 Reserved  
17-16 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum - Federal Acquisition Regulation Case 2009-005 Final Rule, Use of Project Labor Agreements (PLA)
Rescinded by VAAR 822 Final Rule issued on 05/16/2018. See Acquisition Flash! 18-20
Rescinded
17-15 Authority and Functional Ownership of VA Real Property Leasing Program; Including Policy on Leasing Training, Certification, and Warranting 12/22/2016
17-14 Strategic Sourcing Contracting Support 02/08/2017
17-13 Nonmanufacturer Rule Waiver to the Small Business Administration (SBA) 02/17/2017
17-12 Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Subpart 815.3, Source Selection, Section 815.303, Responsibilities
Superseded by Acquisition Flash! 20-01
Superseded
17-11 Reserved  
17-10 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Rights
Superseded by FAR Class Deviation on 07/26/2017. See Acquisition Flash! 18-02
Superseded
17-09 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2017-04, Interagency Acquisitions (IAs), Guidance, and Procedures
Rescinded due to issuance of VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Part M817
Rescinded
17-08 Reserved  
17-07 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2017-05, Use of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) for Major Acquisitions (Revised) 12/01/2016
17-06 Court Order Enjoining Certain Sections, Provisions, and Clauses in Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-90, Implementing Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
Superseded by Class Deviation 10/19/2017 and upon issuance of Final Rule issued at 82 FR 51527 on 11/06/2017. See at Acquisition Flash! 18-04
Superseded
17-05 Rescinded/Inactive Acquisition/Procurement Related Information Letters
See Acquisition Flash! 17-28
Superseded
17-04 Adoption and Implementation of the North American Industry Classification System - Revision for 2017 (NAICS 2017)
Superseded through SBA update at 82 FR 47277 on 10/11/2017, effective 10/01/2017.
Superseded
17-03 Reserved  
17-02 Reserved  
17-01 VA Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) (2017-01) Integrated Oversight Process (IOP)/Technical Reviews (TRs) and Class Deviation from VA Acquistion Regulation (VAAR) 801.602-71 10/06/2016
Fiscal Year 2016
No.TopicEffective
Date
16-22 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2016-09 – Rescission of the 1997 Non-codified Material (Formerly the 1997 Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR))
Partially Rescinded by issuance of Revised VAAR Part 829 in Final Rule at 83 FR 48257 on 09/24/2018-PPM 2016-09 Attachment 8, Part 829-Taxes, is rescinded. See Acquisition Flash! 19-02
10/03/2016
Partially Rescinded
16-21 Class Deviation from FAR 6.304, Approval of Justification 08/08/2016
16-20 Implementation of the Veterans First Contracting Program as a Result of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision
Class Deviation (VFCP 2016) and PPM 2016-05 (Veterans First Contracting Program (VFCP 2016)) - See VFCP Memo dated dated 5/20/2019 for revised Class Deviation to VAAR 808.002 and 808.6 regarding revisions previously held on Attachment 4; Attachment 8 only rescinded by Final Rule issued at 84 FR 29391 on 6/24/2019, effective date 7/24/2019. (Acquisition Flash! 16-20, and 18-11, and 19-28)
07/27/2016
Partially Rescinded
16-19 Contracting for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Registered Products 08/08/2016
16-18 2016 EPEAT® Purchaser Award 08/08/2016
16-17 Reserved  
16-16 United States Supreme Court decision concerning the SDVOSB/VOSB contracting program at the Department of Veterans Affairs
See Acquisition Flash! 16-20
Rescinded
16-15 Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) set-asides at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Kingdomware Technologies Inc. v. United States
See Acquisition Flash! 16-20
Rescinded
16-14 Rescinded/Inactive Acquisition/Procurement Related Information Letters
See Acquisition Flash! 17-05
Rescinded
16-13 Use of VA Handbook 6500-6, Apendex A, Checklist for Information Security in VA Acquisitions 05/19/2016
16-12 Preventing Wage Law Violations in Federal Supply Schedule Task Orders 05/25/2016
16-11 Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation Part 808, Required Sources of Supplies and Services, and 808.002, Priorities for Use of Government Supply Sources
Rescinded by PPM 2016-05 and Class Dev on 07/25/2016. See Acquisition Flash! 16-20
Rescinded
16-10 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2016-02, VA-Wide Procedures Regarding the Use of Order Officers 05/05/2016
16-09 Guidance on Revised Procedures for Small Business Procurement Reviews and VA Form 2268 Coordination by Heads of Contracting Activities
Superseded 09/30/2019. See Acquisition Flash! 19-31
Superseded
16-08 Reserved  
16-07 Industry Engagement 02/23/2016
16-06 Acquisition Principles 02/23/2016
16-05 Department of Veterans Affairs Contract Closeout 02/11/2016
16-04 Contracting Officer Warrant Official System of Record 02/15/2016
16-03 Increasing the Contractor Response Rate for Contract Records in the System for Award Management (SAM)
Expired, action suspense date of 01/30/2015.
Expired
16-02 OALC Employee Empowerment Initiative (EEI) - Acquisition Oversight Process Review and Approval Threshold Streamlining
Partially Rescinded by issuance of Revised VAAR part 832 in Final Rule at 83 FR 49302 on 10/31/2018. Class Deviations at part 832.202-1(d) and 832.202 on 12/15/2015 rescinded since the revised VAAR part 832 removes these sections. See Acquisition Flash! 19-02
12/15/2015
Partially Rescinded
16-01 Increasing the Contractor Response Rate for Contract Records in the System for Award Management (SAM)
Expired, action suspense date of 12/15/2015.
Expired
Fiscal Year 2015
No.TopicEffective
Date
15-18 Reporting Requirement for Purchases of Biobased Products
Superseded 09/30/2019. See Acqusition Flash! 19-31
Superseded
15-17 Reserved  
15-16 Reserved  
15-15 Reserved  
15-14 2015 Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®) Purchaser Award 05/12/2015
15-13 Class Deviation - Implement an Appropriations Provision Related to Internal Confidentiality Agreements and the Reporting of Fraud, Waste, or Abuse
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 82 FR 4722 on 01/13/2017 on 07/20/2017. See Acquisition Flash! 17-24
Superseded
15-12 Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) 2015-02, Guidance for VA Procurement Related Suspension and Debarment Committee 05/08/2015
15-11 Class Deviation - VAAR 809.400, Debarment, Suspension and Ineligibility
Rescinded by Class Dev on 06/02/2017. See at Acquisition Flash! 17-20
Rescinded
15-10 Class Deviation - Permanent Authority for Use of Simplified Acquisition Procedures under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 80 FR 3829312 on 07/12/15.
Superseded
15-09 Revision of Acquisition Policy Flash! 15-03 Implementation of EO13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors
Superseded by Final Rule at 78 FR 74552 on 12/15/2014 as amended 80 FR 75917 on 12/04/2015.
Superseded
15-08 Reserved  
15-07 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2015-01, Reporting Requirements for Congressional Notification of Certain Contract Actions 03/01/2015
15-06 Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS)
Rescinded on 01/26/2018. See Acquisition Flash! 18-07
Rescinded
15-05 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2013-05, Determining Contractor Responsibility (Revised PPM) 11/19/2014
15-04 Class Deviation VAAR 801.603-70, Representatives of Contracting Officers 11/19/2014
15-03 Class Deviation for EO 13658 - Minimum Wage for Contractors
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 80 FR 3829312 on 07/12/2015. Also see revision at Acquisition Flash! 15-09
Superseded
15-02 Interagency Acquisition Competition Requirements
Rescinded on 11/08/2016. See Acquisition Flash! 17-09
Rescinded
15-01 Biobased Reporting
See Acquisition Flash! 15-18
Rescinded
Fiscal Year 2014
No.TopicEffective
Date
14-07 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Superseded by Final Rule at 78 FR 707479 on 11/25/2013.
Superseded
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
Superseded on 09/30/2019. See Acquisition Flash! 19-31
Superseded
14-05 VA Procurement Memorandum 2012-04, Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) Revised
Superseded on 10/01/2017. See Acquisition Flash! 17-31
Superseded
14-04 Contracting for Environmentally Preferable Products and Services: Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT®)-Registered Products
See Acquisition Flash! 16-19
Rescinded
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)
Rescinded on 11/08/2016. See Acquisition Flash! 17-09
Rescinded
Fiscal Year 2013
No.TopicEffective
Date
13-27 PPM 2013-03, Reporting and Managing Contractor Past Performance Information 08/12/2013
13-26 Reserved  
13-25 Reserved  
13-24 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2013-09, Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Warrant
Rescinded. See Acquisition Flash! 17-2 and Acquisition Flash! 18-09
Rescinded
13-23 Reserved  
13-22 Use of Integrated Product Teams for Major Acquisitions
See Acquisition Flash! 17-07
Rescinded
13-21 Extension of Prompt Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
Rescinded by Final Rule issued at 78 FR 70479 on 11/25/2013. See Acquisition Flash! 14-07
Rescinded
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)
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 81 FR 67735 on 09/30/2016.
Superseded
13-17 Reserved  
13-16 Contracting for Environmentally Preferable Products and Services (See Acquisition Policy Flash! 14-04) Rescinded
13-15 GSA Introduces a New Reverse Auctioning Tool
GSA decommissioned the New Reverse Auctioning Tool with operations concluding 09/30/2018.
05/24/2013
13-14 New PPM on Interagency Acquisitions (IAs)
Rescinded on 11/08/2016. See Acquisition Flash! 17-09
Rescinded
13-13 FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory Requirements
Expired. Action suspense date of 06/17/2013.
Expired
13-12 Class Deviation from VAAR 801.602-3 Ratification of Unauthorized Commitments 05/06/2013
13-11 Determining Contractor Responsibility
Revised. See Acquisition Flash! 15-05
Revised
13-10 Reserved  
13-09 Reserved  
13-08 Federal Acquisition Regulation 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 81 FR 67735 on 09/30/2016. Also, expired on 01/01/2015.
Superseded
13-07 Procedures for Determining Whether to Terminate Contracts with Ineligible Firms Superseded
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
Rescinded on 07/27/2016. See Acquisition Flash! 16-20
Rescinded
13-03 Miller Act 12/07/2012
13-02 Electronic Invoicing
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 77 FR 70709 on 11/27/2012.
Superseded
13-01 Biobased Products Reporting Requirement Class Deviation
See Acquisition Flash! 15-18
Expired
Fiscal Year 2012
No.TopicEffective
Date
12-26 Class Deviation: VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 816.504 and VAAR Clause 852.216-70
Superseded via issuance of VAAR Final Rule issued on 03/23/2018. See Acquisition Flash! 18-16
Superseded
12-25 Class Deviation: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters
Superseded via issuance of FAR Final Rule at 80 FR 38299 on 07/02/2015.
Superseded
12-24 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID)
See Acquisition Flash! 17-31
Rescinded
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
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 78 FR 70479 on 11/25/2013. See Acquisition Flash! 13-21 and 14-07
Superseded
12-20 Extension of Center for Veterans Enterprise Verification Period from One Year to Two Years
Superseded by Interim Final Rule at 82 FR 11155 on 02/21/2017 that provides for recertification every 3 years.
Superseded
12-19 Appropriate Use of Incremental Funding 09/25/2012
12-18 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2012-03 Mandatory Small Business Set Asides for Contract Actions Up to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold 06/26/2012
12-17 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2012-02 Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS)
Rescinded on 01/26/2018. See Acquisition Flash! 18-07
Rescinded
12-16 Launch of the Newly Redesigned Procurement Policy Service Web Site
Superseded on 07/15/2013. See Acquisition Flash! 13-20
Superseded
12-15 Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Owned Small Business Verification and Small Business Administration Small Business Size Standards 09/27/2012
12-14 Procurement Policy Memorandum 2012-01 Online Reverse Auctions for the Purchase of Commodities 04/06/2012
12-13 Requirements for Acquisition Pursuant to Multiple-Award Contracts
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 77 FR 12929 on 03/02/2012; as corrected 80 FR 38296 on 07/02/2015
Superseded
12-12 Reserved  
12-11 SCI - Notification of Contract File Analysis Reviews and Data Call for FY2011 Expired
12-10 Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 819.7003, Eligibility Expired
12-09 Mandatory FPDS Reporting Requirements for all Service Contract Actions $25,000 and Above Awarded on or after March 1, 2012
Superseded by annual SCI. See Acquisition Flash! 12-11, 13-13
Superseded
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
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 80 FR 3829312 on 07/12/2015. See Acquisition Flash! 15-10 and 13-08
Superseded
12-04 852.273-75 Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources (Interim - Oct 2008)
Superseded. Clause removed from VAAR update.
Superseded
12-03 Small Business Act of 2010, Section 1331 (See Acquisition Flash 16-20) Rescinded
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.TopicEffective
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
Superseded by Public Law 111-275.
Superseded
11-08 Implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) of 2006
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 77 FR 44058 on 07/26/2012, as amended at 78 FR 37681, 37698 on 06/21/2013; 80 FR 38299 on 07/02/2015; 81 FR 67739 on 09/30/2016.
Superseded
11-07 Implementation of Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 76 FR 18311 on 04/01/2011.
Superseded
11-7 Launch of Acquisition Workforce Assessment Expired
11-06 Decreased Threshold for Implementation and Mandated Use of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS)
Superseded on 02/09/2018, on 11/12/2014, and on 06/15/2012. See Acquisition Flash! 18-10, 15-06, and 12-17
Superseded
11-05 Class Deviation to Federal Acquisition Regulation 52.209-8
Expired with publication of FAC 2005-55.
Expired
  GTSI Suspension Lifted
SBA OIG investigation expired 10/19/2013. No adverse actions taken.
Expired
  Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) Trailer
Superseded by Final Rule issued at 75 FR 14065 on 03/23/2010, as amended at 80 FR 4986on 01/29/2015; 81 FR 11990 on 03/07/2016; 81 FR 58638 on 08/25/2016; 81 FR 91638 on 12/16/2016; 82 FR 51776 on 11/08/2017.
Superseded
  GTSI Suspended from Federal contracting
SBA OIG investigation expired 10/19/2013. No adverse actions taken.
Expired
  Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-45
Superseded by issuance of FAC.
Superseded
Fiscal Year 2010
No.TopicEffective
Date
  Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-46
Superseded by issuance of FAC.
Superseded
  Level 1 Warrants Extended through March 31, 2011 Expired
  Rescission of Information Letter 049-07-10
See Acquisition Flash! 17-28, 17-5, and 16-14.
Rescinded