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Acquisition Policy Flash! 17-23

What's New?

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Source Selection Guide

Purpose:  To announce to the VA Acquisition Workforce the VA Source Selection Guide has been published and is authorized for use.

VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Sections impacted:  VAAR 815.3

Effective Date:  Immediately

Expiration Date:  This guide will be available for use until incorporated into the Veterans Affairs Acquisition Manual (VAAM) or otherwise rescinded.

Background:  The VA Acquisition Workforce requested a VA Source Selection Guide to provide department level guidance on the source selection process.  The guide was originally developed to be incorporated in the VA Acquisition Manual Part 815 upon its release.  Due to overwhelming demand for early release of the guide, the guide is published for immediate use.

Applicability:  The guide applies to all actions using a source selection process.

Action Required:  Contracting Officers are strongly encouraged to utilize the guide for all actions utilizing a source selection process.

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