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Procurement Policy Memorandums

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The Procurement Policy Memorandum (PPM) is the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) method of communicating procedural guidance and policy prescriptions to the acquisition workforce.  PPMs replace the Information Letters (ILs), Policy Letters, and other documents the VA used in the past to disseminate this information.

The tables below list the PPMs that have been issued by the Procurement Policy Service and links to those that are still active.  If you have any questions regarding these or past Procurement Policy Memorandums, please email us at va.procurement.policy@va.gov.

Fiscal Year 2019
No.TopicEffective
Date
2019-06 Contractor Versus Government Performance (Acquisition Flash! 19-14) 03/05/2019
2019-05 Reserved  
2019-04 Reserved  
2019-03 Reporting Requirements for Congressional Notification of Certain Contract Actions (Acquisition Flash! 19-15) 03/15/2019
2019-02 Reserved  
2019-01 Postaward Orientation (Acquisition Flash! 19-10)
Paragraph 6(d) ONLY superseded. Final Rule issued at 84 FR 9968 on 03/19/2019, effective 04/18/2019. See Acquisition Flash! 19-22
01/31/2019
Fiscal Year 2018
No.TopicEffective
Date
2018-07 Acquisition of Utility Services (Revised 10/2018) (Acquisition Flash! 18-17) 10/31/2018
2018-06 Reserved  
2018-05 Reserved  
2018-04 Guidance and Procedures regarding use of Tiered Evaluations (Cascading) for use in solicitations set-aside in accordance with the VA Rule of Two (Acquisition Flash! 18-10) 02/08/2018
2018-03 Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) (Acquisition Flash! 18-07) 01/16/2018
2018-02 Reserved  
2018-01 Procedure for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Contracting Officer’s Warrant (Acquisition Flash! 18-09) 05/15/2018
Fiscal Year 2017
No.TopicEffective
Date
2017-13 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIID) (Acquisition Flash! 17-31) 10/01/2017
2017-12 Department of Veterans Affairs’ Implementation of the Buy American Laws to Maximize the Use of Goods, Products and Material Produced in the United States (Acquisition Flash! 17-32) 04/09/2019
2017-11 Reserved  
2017-10 Reserved  
2017-09 Reserved  
2017-08 Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) Data Verification and Validation and Reporting Competitive Actions in FPDS 06/16/2017
2017-07 Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Contracting Officer’s Warrant (Acquisition Flash! 17-25)
See Procurement Policy Memorandum 2018-01
Superseded
2017-06 Project Labor Agreements (Revision) (Acquisition Flash! 17-16)
See Acquisition Flash! 18-20
Rescinded
2017-06 Project Labor Agreements (Acquisition Flash! 17-16)
See Acquisition Flash! 18-20
Rescinded
2017-05 Use of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) For Major Acquisitions (Acquisition Flash! 17-07) 12/01/2016
2017-04 Interagency Acquisitions (IAs), Guidance, and Procedures (Acquisition Flash! 17-09)
This PPM and Acquisition Flash 17-09 are rescinded due to issuance of VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) Part M817
Rescinded
2017-03 Reserved  
2017-02 Reserved  
2017-01 Integrated Oversight Process (IOP)/Technical Reviews (TRs) (Acquisition Flash! 17-01) 10/06/2016
Fiscal Year 2016
No.TopicEffective
Date
2016-09 Rescission of the 1997 Non-codified Material (Formerly the 1997 Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR)) (Acquisition Flash! 16-22
Attachment 8, Part 829-Taxes, is rescinded due to issuance of VAAM part 829 on 10/31/2018. See Acquisition Flash! 19-02.
09/30/2016
Partially Rescinded
2016-08 Reserved  
2016-07 Reserved  
2016-06 Reserved  
2016-05 Implementation of the Veterans First Contracting Program as a Result of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision 07/25/2016 (Acquisition Flash! 16-20
Revised and reissued 08/06/2019
08/06/2019
2016-04 Reserved  
2016-03 Reserved  
2016-02 VA-Wide Procedures Regarding the Use of Ordering Officers (Acquisition Flash! 16-10) 05/15/2016
2016-01 Reserved  
Fiscal Year 2015
No.TopicEffective
Date
2015-02 Guidance for VA Procurement Policy Related Suspension and Debarment Committee (Acquisition Flash! 15-12) 05/08/2015
2015-01 Reporting Requirement for Congressional Notification of Certain Contract Actions (Acquisition Flash! 15-07) See PPM 2019-03 Superseded
Fiscal Year 2014
No.TopicEffective
Date
2014-01 Compliance with the 95 Percent Sustainable Acquisition Goal under Executive Order 13514 and Federal Acquisition Regulation 23.103 (Acquisition Flash! 14-06)
Superseded 09/30/2019. See Acquisition Flash! 19-31
Superseded
Fiscal Year 2013
No.TopicEffective
Date
2013-09 Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Warrant (Acquisition Flash! 13-24)
See PPM 2018-01
Superseded
2013-08 Reserved  
2013-07 Use of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) for Major Acquisitions
See PPM 2017-05
Rescinded
2013-06 Interagency Acquisitions (IAs), Guidance, and Procedures REVISED
See PPM 2017-04
Rescinded
2013-05 Determining Contractor Responsibility (Revised - this VA PPM supersedes VA PPM (2013-05) dated 08/12/2013) 11/14/2014
2013-04 Reserved  
2013-03 Reporting and Managing Contractor Past Performance Information 08/12/2013
2013-02 Reserved  
2013-01 Sole Source Contracting Under Title 38 USC 8127/8128. (Acquisition Flash! 2013-04)
See PPM 2016-05
Rescinded
Fiscal Year 2012
No.TopicEffective
Date
2012-04 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) REVISED (Acquisition Flash 12-24 and 14-05)
See PPM 2017-13
Rescinded
2012-03 Mandatory Small Business Set Asides for Contract Actions Up to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT)
Expired 09/30/2012
Expired
2012-02 Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS)
See PPM 2018-03
Rescinded
2012-01 Updated Policy and Procedures for Using Reverse Auctions 04/03/2012