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Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)

 

Cut-off Dates

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Below are the fiscal year (FY) 2019 acquisition requirement cut off dates to submit actionable packages to the Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL).

Since FY13, OPAL has issued cut off dates to encourage customers to submit requirements early.  Together, with your collaboration on early planning initiatives, we have seen a downward trend in requirements submitted during the 4th quarter.

Quality contracts, delivering the right business solutions, begin with well-defined requirements and thoughtful planning.  We encourage you to continue to initiate the acquisition process early and avoid putting programs unnecessarily at risk.  To ensure effective and efficient processing, we must distribute the acquisition workload throughout the entire fiscal year.  During FY19, we will continue to reach out to our customers to ascertain projected contracting requirements and establish the level of support needed from OPAL to ensure timely execution to meet mission needs.

As a reminder, the deadline to submit actionable packages for open market requirements, regardless of dollar value, is March 14, 2019.  Late submissions, including a fully actionable package, must be accompanied by a memorandum signed by the customer Senior Executive explaining the reason for the lateness and requesting acceptance past the cut-off date.

All dates listed are predicated upon receipt of a fully actionable package!  Please note, timelines are driven by regulatory requirements and volume, as well as the availability of the right subject matter experts who must support technical evaluations and negotiations.

If there are any questions or uncertainty for who is your responsible Contracting Office, please contact OPAL’s customer and vendor advisors at vacovaoffa@va.gov or (202) 461-5060.

 

The FY19 acquisition requirement cut-off dates for OPAL are as follows:
Value/Type of ProcurementCut-Off Dates
Simplified Acquisitions <$250,000 June 8, 2019
Orders Against Established Contracts/IDIQs
  •  <$5M
  •  >$5M

June 8, 2019
April 19, 2019
Open Market (regardless of dollar value) March 14, 2019
Interagency Agreements June 21, 2019
Options (Memo & funding) 6 months prior to expiration
De-obligations June 8, 2019
Federal Supply Schedule
  •  <$5M
  •  >$5M

June 8, 2019
April 19, 2019
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