Acquisition Policy Flash! 19-05 - Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)
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Acquisition Policy Flash! 19-05

What's Changed?

Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation Part 819—Small Business Programs and Part 852—Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

Purpose:  To issue a VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) class deviation from the following sections: 819.7001, General; 819.7003, Eligibility; 819.7009, Contract clauses; 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside; and, 852.219-11, VA Notice of Total Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, in accordance with VAAR 801.404.

VAAR Sections Impacted:  VAAR 819.7001, 819.7003, 819.7009, 852.219-10, and 852.219-11.

Effective Date:  Immediate.

Background:  This deviation incorporates regulatory and legislative changes and clarifies the applicability of limitations on subcontracting and nonmanufacturer requirements to contracts awarded under the Veterans First Contracting Program (VFCP).

Applicability:  This deviation applies to all VA contracts (see definition of contract at FAR 2.101), including orders and Blanket Purchase Agreements. 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:  Contracting officers shall comply with this class deviation.

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