News

  • Aug
  • 3
  • 2015

Proper Use of GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contracts - A Reminder

Effective use of GSA Schedules presents a great opportunity to maximize competition and further increase the Department's contracting efforts with small businesses. Historically, a significant percentage of the DoD procurements that utilize the GSA Federal Supply Schedule contracts occur in the last two months of the fiscal year, FY 2015 will not be different. The Department encourages the use of GSA schedules when they are used properly and products or services ordered meet bona fide Department requirements. Further details can be found within the memorandum.

  • Jun
  • 22
  • 2015

Upcoming Webinar: Government Furnished Property: Contractor Acquired Property (CAP) Training

Ms. Carol Vigna and Mr. David Guinasso will present Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy-developed Government Furnished Property webinar titled: Contractor Acquired Property (CAP) Training on 25 JUNE 2015 from 10am EST to 11am EST.

Slides for the presentation are found here: http://dodprocurementtoolbox.org/page/gfp/training
(Please use the slides posted in April 2015)

There will be NO DCO/DSC link. Please follow along using the slides.

All participants will be in LISTEN ONLY mode until the end of the presentation.
Please use this call-in number below for all webinars:
888-426-6840 and enter code: 40571574#

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  • Jun
  • 2
  • 2015

Effective Use of Reverse Auctions

This memorandum reviews the benefits of reverse auctions and offers a set of reminders to help contracting offices maximize the value of this tool.

Further information contact: osd.pentagon.ousd-atl.mbx.cpic@mail.mil

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  • Jun
  • 1
  • 2015

GFP Basics Training

Ms. Carol Vigna and Mr. David Guinasso will present GFP Basics Training 4 JUNE @ 1pm EST

Call In Line: 888-426-6840
Participant: 40571574#

***Due to the transition to DCS (replacing DCO Connect), there will be no webinar. The presenters will go through the slides and attendees must follow along.***

Participants will be put in LISTEN ONLY mode during the presentation, and the line will open for Q&A at the end.

Slides are available in the DoD Procurement Toolbox titled: GFP Basics for Contracting Professionals – describes conditions under which GFP should be provided and the FAR and DFARS clauses that are required to support provision of GFP (Posted 4/2015) Found here: http://dodprocurementtoolbox.org/page/gfp/training

The presentation will be approximately 90 minutes. Participants may earn continuous learning points with supervisor concurrence. This presentation is intended for all members of the acquisition community.

Contact for any questions or concerns: Carol Vigna, DPAP GFP Lead at Carol.A.Vigna.civ@mail.mil

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  • May
  • 21
  • 2015

AbilityOne Award 2015

On May 18, 2015 the U.S. AbilityOne Commission announced the 2015 AbilityOne award recipients. Richard T. “Dick” Ginman was recognized for the E.R. “Dick” Alley Career Achievement Award.

AbilityOne Award 2015
Left to right: Chairperson J. Anthony Poleo, Alley Award recipient Richard T. Ginman, and Executive Director Tina Ballard.

The E. R. “Dick” Alley Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has provided extraordinary achievement and sustained effort in utilizing the Federal procurement system to create AbilityOne employment opportunities. This is the highest award bestowed by the Commission, and only one is given each year. This year’s recipient is Richard T. “Dick” Ginman, former Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, Department of Defense. Ginman has been a strong advocate and supporter of the AbilityOne Program throughout his 44-year military and civil service career, implementing policies and solutions that have increased employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. He has signed and spearheaded several AbilityOne support memoranda, which were distributed to the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) acquisition workforce. By encouraging the AbilityOne contract management support program, he has enabled 14 nonprofit agencies to support nearly 80 DoD contracting offices, which resulted in more than 160 upwardly-mobile employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities. He has also educated colleagues about AbilityOne through close collaboration with DoD Senior Procurement and Acquisition Executives.

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  • Apr
  • 30
  • 2015

Upcoming GFP Webinar: Contractor Acquired Property (CAP) Training

Ms. Carol Vigna and Mr. David Guinasso will present Contractor Acquired Property (CAP) Training 21 MAY 2015 at 3pm EST

DCO Connect: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/gfpcaptraining21may2015/

Call In Line: 888-426-6840
Participant: 40571574#

The webinar will start promptly at 3pm EST. If you attempt to join the webinar after 3:05pm, you will be denied access to the webinar.

The webinar will be 60 minutes. Participants may earn continuous learning points with supervisor concurrence. This webinar is intended for all members of the acquisition community. Slides will be available during the webinar and posted in the DoD Procurement Toolbox (www.dodprocurementtoolbox.com) in the GFP Training section.

As a reminder, enter the DCO as a GUEST with your name/organization and the number of people in attendance. Do NOT enter using your CAC card.

Contact for any questions or concerns: Carol Vigna, DPAP GFP Lead at Carol.A.Vigna.civ@mail.mil

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  • Apr
  • 23
  • 2015

DPAP announces the "Special Call" Acquisition Exchange Program (AEP) cycle for Government (Civilian or Military) employees

The Director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy announces the "Special Call" Acquisition Exchange Program (AEP) cycle for Government (Civilian or Military) employees. The AEP will have the opportunity to support current contingencies in the CENTCOM AOR, other operations for all other Combatant Commands from a contract policy perspective. We encourage applicants that have experience supporting a contingency operation, and are familiar with the related laws, policies and regulations to submit an application for this AEP cycle. This rotation will require experience communicating with interagency, headquarters and OSD staff level. This special call positon is in the Pentagon and requires NO travel outside the NCR. Applicants must have an active Secret clearance.

Open submission will run from April 27, 2015 through June 1, 2015. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their completed application form (with supervisor approval) along with their current resume soonest to jocelyn.a.conway.civ@mail.mil.

Commencement and length of assignment are negotiable. Favorable consideration will be shown to early availability.

To view the work description and details, along with the application form please visit the Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy webpage:
http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/acquisition_exchange_program.html

The Contingency Contracting assignment description is listed as Project #3.

You may also contact the AEP Program Manager, Ms. Jocelyn Conway (Jocelyn.conway.civ@osd.mil), for further information.

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  • Apr
  • 1
  • 2015

Upcoming Webinar: Government Furnished Property Basics

Ms. Carol Vigna and Mr. David Guinasso will present a series of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy-developed Government Furnished Property webinars as follows:

Contractor Acquired Property (CAP) Training
9 APRIL 2015
2pm EST
DCO Connect Link: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/capwebinarapril2015/

Government Furnished Property (GFP) Basics Training
16 APRIL 2015
2pm EST
DCO Connect Link: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/gfpbasicstraining16april2015/

Intermediate Government Furnished Property (GFP) Training (recommended after completing GFP Basics)
23 APRIL 2015
10am EST
DCO Connect Link: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/intermediategfptrainingapril2015/

Please use this call-in number below for all webinars:
888-426-6840 and enter code: 40571574#

As a reminder, enter the DCO as a GUEST with your name/organization and the number of people in attendance. Do NOT enter using your CAC card.

Contact for any questions or concerns: Carol Vigna, DPAP GFP Lead at Carol.A.Vigna.civ@mail.mil

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  • Feb
  • 12
  • 2015

Commercial Items and the Determination of Reasonableness of Price for Commercial Items

Section 831 of the FY2013 NDAA requires the Department to issue guidance on the use of the authorities provided by 10 U.S.C. §2306(a) and §2379 and include in that guidance, standards for determining when additional cost information is required in determining reasonableness of price for commercial items. This memorandum described the proposed rule for the DFARS that will address the standards required by section 831 of the FY13 NDAA, and announces a forthcoming update of the DoD Commercial Item Handbook. Further details are provided within the memorandum.

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  • Jan
  • 26
  • 2015

Preferred Use of DoD Information Analysis Center Contracts

The DoD Information Analysis Centers (IACs) serve as an essential resource to affordably deliver technical data and analyses in support of current operations. The Pentagon has recognized that the DoD IACs "serve as a proven resource for maximizing the value of each dollar the Department spends," precisely because of the DoD IACs' ability to maximize reuse by building upon previous research, development, and other technical information. Further details are provided within the memorandum.

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