Tips & Tools

The Tips & Tools newsletter is designed to provide you with tips and tools as a way to explain procurement topics that matter to you. We’re here for you. The better we can explain the acquisition process, the better you can plan and develop requirements, the better we can serve you. It’s a partnership. If you have any questions about the acquisition process, please contact your contracting officer. Have a topic you want covered in the future? We want to hear it! Submit an email to aqdawareness@ibc.doi.gov or call us at 703-964-8800.

Date Title Topic
07/01/2019 Acquisition Tips & Tools #65: Market Research Market Research
04/11/2019 Acquisition Tips & Tools #64: Performance-Based Acquisition Contract types
02/21/2019 Acquisition Tips & Tools #63: Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Evaluation Method
12/17/2018 Acquisition Tips & Tools #62: Modifications Contract Modification
11/01/2018 Acquisition Tips & Tools #61: Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) Refresher Contractor performance evaluations
06/11/2018 Acquisition Tips & Tools #60: Increase to the Micro-purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds DOI-AAAP
04/03/2018 Acquisition Tips & Tools #59: FAITAS Access Restored FAITAS
02/26/2018 Acquisition Tips & Tools #58: End of Fiscal Year 2018 Cut Off Dates Acquisition Due Dates
01/29/2018 Acquisition Tips & Tools #57: FAITAS Workaround FAITAS
01/02/2018 Acquisition Tips & Tools #56: DOI Enterprise-Wide Awards DOI-AAAP
11/30/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #55: Best in Class Category Management
10/31/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #54: Category Management Category Management
08/28/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #53:  Contract Funding and the End of Fiscal Year Cycle - A Reminder Funding
07/24/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #52:  Annual Procurement Forecast for FY18   Procurement Forecast
06/27/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #51: Acquisition Planning Policy and Guide Policy
05/25/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #50: Unauthorized Commitments and Ratifications – A Reminder Unauthorized Commitments and Ratifications
04/26/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #49: End of Fiscal Year 2017 Cut Off Dates Acquisition Due Dates
03/29/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #48: Personal versus Nonpersonal Services Contracts Personal services
02/27/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #47: Personal versus Nonpersonal Services Contracts FAITAS
01/26/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #46: The New IBC Competition Advocate Update
01/05/2017 Acquisition Tips & Tools #45: Annual Acquisition Ethics Training Training