Cut-off Dates - Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)
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Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)


Cut-off Dates

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Below are the fiscal year (FY) 2020 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 FY20, 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 16, 2020. 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 vaopalfocas and or telephone (202) 461-5060.


The FY20 acquisition requirement cut-off dates for OPAL are as follows:
Value/Type of ProcurementCut-Off Dates
Simplified Acquisitions <$250,000 June 8, 2020
Orders Against Established Contracts/IDIQs
• <$5M
• >$5M

June 8, 2020
April 20, 2020
Open Market (regardless of dollar value) March 16, 2020
Interagency Agreements June 22, 2020
Options (Memo & funding) 6 months prior to expiration
De-obligations June 8, 2020
Federal Supply Schedule
• <$5M
• >$5M

June 8, 2020
April 20, 2020

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