Acquisition Policy Flash! 18-12 - Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)
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Acquisition Policy Flash! 18-12

What's Changed?

Class Deviation from Various VAAR Sections to Reflect Head of Contracting Activity Delegation and Redelegation Authority Changes and to Increase a Threshold

Purpose:  This Acquisition Policy Flash issues a Class Deviation in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 1.404, Class Deviations, and Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 801.404, Class Deviations, to deviate from various VAAR sections to update HCA delegation and redelegation of authorities; and to increase a threshold for review of acquisition plans.

VAAR Sections Referenced:  VAAR 801.602-71, 809.405, 809.405-1, 809.405-2, 811.103, 811.202, 814.407-3, 814.407-4, 832.201-1, and 832.501-2.

Effective Date:  April 1, 2018

Background:  In a continuing effort to conform with SECVA’s delayering initiative and to streamline operational procurement decision-making, the Senior Procurement Executive grants additional HCA delegation and redelegation authorities within the VAAR, and allows contracting officer/peer review of acquisition plans up to $7 million.

Applicability:  This notification is directed to the VA acquisition workforce.

Action Required:  Follow the guidance provided in Class Deviation and in referenced documents.

Additional Information:  Direct any questions or comments to Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services via email at or (202) 632-5288.