Acquisition Policy Flash! 21-07
Notification of VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Update Number 2021-06 to VAAM Parts M809, M832, and M842
Purpose: The purpose of this Acquisition Policy Flash is to notify the VA acquisition workforce of the issuance of revisions to VAAM sections; 1) M809.104-5, Representation and certifications regarding responsibility matters; 2) M832.009-1, General, regarding accelerated payments to small business contractors and to other contractors; and part M842, Contract Administration and Audit Services.
VAAR/VAAM Parts Impacted: VAAM parts M809, M832, and M842.
Effective Date: Immediately.
Expiration Date: N/A
Background: VAAM section M809.104-5 is added to clarify that the responsibilities of the Suspending and Debarring Official provided at FAR 9.104-5 are not delegated. VAAM section M832.009-1 is revised to encourage accelerated payments to small business contractors and to prime contractors that subcontract with a small business concern. VAAM M842 is revised to add procedural guidance when using the VA OIG Office of Audit and Evaluation services.
Applicability: This Acquisition Policy Flash applies to all VA acquisition workforce members.
Action Required: The VA acquisition workforce shall comply with the requirements of the published VAAM Update Number 2021-06.
Additional Information: Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Office of Acquisition and Logistics (003A), Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Service (003A2A) at email@example.com.