Acquisition Policy Flash! 21-10 - Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)
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Acquisition Policy Flash! 21-10

What's Changed?

Notification of VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Update Number 2008-27 to Incorporate Revisions to VAAR part 852.

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 text revisions made in Class Deviation from VA Acquisition Regulation Part 852—Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses, dated December 23, 2020.

VAAR Parts Impacted: 852.

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 a VAAR class deviation for part 852, specifically, clauses 852.219-10 and 852.219-11.

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

Action Required: Incorporate VAAR Update Number 2008-27.

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 va.procurement.policy@va.gov or (202) 632-5288.