Acquisition Policy Flash! 19-01 - Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)
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Acquisition Policy Flash! 19-01

What's Changed?

Notification of VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Update 2008-07 to incorporate all VAAR Class Deviations issued between February 9, 2018 through July 31, 2018

Purpose:  To announce to the VA Acquisition Workforce that the VAAR shown on the Office of Acquisition and Logistics website has been updated to incorporate all active VAAR Class Deviations within the affected VAAR parts.

Dated:  October 12, 2018

VAAR Sections Impacted:  VAAR parts 801, 807, 809, 811, 813, 814, 819, 832, 852, and 853.

Effective Date:  Immediately.

Background:  In order to enhance the department level guidance for all VA acquisitions, the VA Acquisition Workforce requested updates to the VAAR that would incorporate all deviations into the applicable VAAR part.  In response, the following changes were incorporated.  An update has been issued that contains revisions approved via Class Deviations VAAR for Parts 801, 807, 809, 811, 813, 814, 819, 832, 852, and 853.

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

Action Required:  Incorporate VAAR update as guidance.

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