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Acquisition Policy Flash! 18-11

What's Changed?

Class Deviation from VAAR 808.002, Priorities for Use of Mandatory Government Sources

Purpose:  To issue the subject Class Deviation.  This revised Class Deviation supersedes Attachment 4 – Amendment 1 (VFCP FEB 2017), dated March 1, 2017, and revises VAAR subpart 808.002 to revert to the language and policy originally set forth in Class Deviation – Veterans First Contracting Program – Attachment 4 (VFCP 2016), dated July 25, 2016.

FAR and VAAR Affected Parts:  VAAR 808.002, Priorities for use of mandatory Government sources.

Dated:  February 9, 2018

Effective Date:  Immediately

Background:  On March 1, 2017 Class Deviation — VFCP FEB 2017)(VAIQ #777343453) was issued clarifying policy regarding VAAR 808.002, Priorities for use of mandatory Government sources.  Clarifying language in the March 2017 class deviation was added to paragraphs (a)(1)(iii), (iv), and (a)(2) to further define use of the VFCP VA Rule of Two when considering procuring supplies or services on the AbilityOne Procurement List.

The new policy identifies AbilityOne (FAR subpart 8.7) as a mandatory source for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  It clarifies policy regarding VAAR 808.002, Priorities for use of mandatory Government sources by adding to paragraphs (a)(1)(iii),(iv) and (a)(2) to further define use of VFCP VA Rule of Two when considering procuring supplies or services on the AbilityOne Procurement List.

Applicability:  This policy applies to all VA Contracts.  Additionally, this deviation applies to contracts conducted by VA or on behalf of VA, using interagency acquisitions in accordance with FAR subpart 17.5, VAAR subpart 817.5, and FAR 8.404(b)(2), and any other arrangement with any governmental entity to acquire goods and services by contract on behalf of the VA.

Action Required:  All acquisition workforce shall comply with this Class Deviation from VAAR 808.002.

Additional Information:  Direct any questions or concerns to Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services via email at va.procurement.policy@va.gov or (202) 632-5288.