Acquisition Policy Flash! 20-07 - Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)
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Acquisition Policy Flash! 20-07

What's Changed?

Notification of VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Update Number 2008-22 to Incorporate Class Deviation from VAAR Parts 802, 812, and 852 Regarding Gray Market and Counterfeit Medical and Information Technology Items

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 VAAR “Class Deviation from VAAR Parts 802, 812, and 852 Regarding Gray Market and Counterfeit Medical and Information Technology Items” through the release of VAAR Update Number 2008-22.

VAAR Sections Impacted: VAAR 802.1, 812.3, and 852.2.

Effective Date: Immediately.

Background: In order to enhance 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. As a continuing result, an update has been issued that contains revisions approved via the VAAR class deviation for parts 802, 812, and 852 regarding Gray Market and Counterfeit Medical and Information Technology Items.

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

Action Required: Incorporate VAAR Update Number 2008-22.

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