Acquisition Policy Flash! 21-01
Revisions to VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) part M805, Publicizing Contract Actions; and publication of new VAAM part M804, Administrative and Information Matters
Purpose: To notify the VA acquisition workforce of the issuance of revisions to the VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) part M805, Publicizing Contract Actions; and the publication of new VAAM part M804, Administrative and Information Matters.
VAAR/VAAM Parts Impacted: M804 and M805.
Effective Date: Immediately.
Expiration Date: N/A.
Background: The VAAM M805 is revised to update guidance regarding Congressional notification of contract actions. Additionally, due to the publishing of new VAAM M804, the following VA acquisition policies are rescinded:
- Procurement Policy Memorandum 2017-08: Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) Data Verification and Validation and Reporting Competitive Actions in FPDS, dated June 16, 2017;
- Procurement Policy Memorandum 2017-13, Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIID), dated October 1, 2017; and,
- Procurement Policy Memorandum 2018-03, Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS), dated January 26, 2019.
Applicability: This Acquisition Policy Flash applies to all VA acquisition workforce members.
Additional Information: Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A), Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Service (003A2A) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (202) 632-5288.