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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 field.  PPMs replace the Information Letters (ILs), Policy Letters, and other documents the VA used in the past to disseminate this information.

The tables below lists 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

Fiscal Year 2019
2019-01 Postaward Orientation 01/31/2019
Fiscal Year 2018
2018-07 Acquisition of Utility Services (Revised OCT 2018) 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 02/08/2018
2018-03 Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) 01/16/2018
2018-02 Reserved  
2018-01 Procedure for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Contracting Officer's Warrant 05/15/2018
Fiscal Year 2017
2017-13 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers (PIID) 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 09/22/2017
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2017-07 Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Contracting Officer’s Warrant Superseded by PPM 2018-01
2017-06 Project Labor Agreements (Revision) Rescinded
2017-06 Project Labor Agreements (Also see PPM 2017-06 Revision 1 Dated 08/23/2017 Rescinded
2017-05 Use of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) For Major Acquisitions 12/01/2016
2017-04 Interagency Acquisitions (IAs), Guidance, and Procedures 10/27/2016
2017-03 Reserved  
2017-02 Reserved  
2017-01 Integrated Oversight Process (IOP)/Technical Reviews (TRs) 10/06/2016
Fiscal Year 2016
2016-09 Rescission of the 1997 Non-codified Material (Formerly the 1997 Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation (VAAR)) 09/30/2016
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 (Revised - this VA PPM revises and reissues PPM 2016-05 dated 07/25/2016) 09/28/2018
2016-04 Reserved  
2016-03 Reserved  
2016-02 VA-Wide Procedures Regarding the Use of Ordering Officers 05/15/2016
2016-01 Reserved  
Fiscal Year 2015
2015-02 Guidance for VA Procurement Policy Related Suspension and Debarment Committee 05/08/2015
2015-01 Reporting Requirement for Congressional Notification of Certain Contract Actions 01/26/2015
Fiscal Year 2014
2014-01 Compliance with the 95 Percent Sustainable Acquisition Goal under Executive Order 13514 and Federal Acquisition Regulation 23.103 07/10/2014
Fiscal Year 2013
2013-09 Procedures for Nominating Candidates and Obtaining a Warrant (Superseded by VA PPM 2017-07) 08/15/2013
2013-08 Reserved  
2013-07 Use of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) for Major Acquisitions Rescinded
2013-06 Interagency Acquisitions (IAs), Guidance, and Procedures REVISED 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 Reserved  
Fiscal Year 2012
2012-04 Unique Procurement Instrument Identifier (PIID) REVISED (Superseded by PPM 2017-13) Rescinded
2012-03 Mandatory Small Business Set Asides for Contract Actions Up to the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) 06/26/2012
2012-02 Mandatory Usage of VA’s Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS) Rescinded
2012-01 Updated Policy and Procedures for Using Reverse Auctions 04/03/2012