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Acquisition Policy Flash! 16-10

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VA Procurement Policy Memorandum (2016-02) — VA-Wide Procedures Regarding the Use of Order Officers

Purpose:  This Procurement Policy Memorandum (2016-02) identifies current Veteran Affairs (VA) Department-wide procedures regarding the use of ordering officers (OO).

Dated:  April 28, 2016

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Section Impacted:  None

Effective Date:  May 15, 2016

Background:  This PPM identifies and establishes Department-wide procedures to ensure consistency regarding the use of OOs while still providing HCAs the flexibility to establish procedures specific to their contracting activities.  This PPM clarifies, reinforces and standardizes VA’s procedures regarding the use of OOs.

Applicability:  This PPM applies to contracts and agreements with terms and conditions permitting the use of OOs.

Action Required: Heads of the Contracting Activities (HCAs), VA Contracting Officers (COs), and other VA acquisition professionals shall comply with the procedures outlined in VA Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) 2016-02, VA Wide Procedures Regarding the Use of Ordering Officers.

Additional Information:  Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A), Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Service (003A2A) at (202) 632-5288 or va.procurement.policy@va.gov.