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News—Service Director's Corner

Third Quarter, FY 2016 - Issue 3


Coming in June - Customer Dashboards

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Earl Pinto, Director, Acquisition Management Services, PSC

We are pleased to announce that our efforts to increase transparency in the acquisition process will soon come to fruition with the release of Customer Dashboards, offering numerous benefits, including:

Most dashboard items will feature drill down capabilities to access milestone data, award information, and copies of awards.


Streamlined Acquisition Plan for Acquisitions Valued at Less Than $50 Million Issued

When is an Acquisition Plan (AP) required?

A written AP is required for all contract awards, including the issuance of orders, with an estimated value (inclusive of options) greater than the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) of $150,000.  

When may I use the streamlined Acquisition Plan?

The streamlined AP template may be used in support of contract awards, including the issuance of orders, with an estimated value (inclusive of options) less than $50M.

How can I obtain a copy of the Streamlined Acquisition Plan?

Copies were disseminated to CORs on April 6, 2016, and were included in the agenda for the last acquisition point of contact (APOC) call, which was held on April 21, 2016. If you would like a copy, please contact our Customer Liaison, Darryl Grant, at 301-443-4795 or at darryl.grant@psc.hhs.gov.

What AP template do I use if the requirement is anticipated to be valued at $50 million or more?

The HHS AP template found at http://intranet.hhs.gov/abouthhs/contracts-grants-support/acquisition-policies-guidance/acquisition-worktools/index.html must  be used for all contract awards with an estimated value greater than or equal to $50M (including all options).


Please See Resources Available at PSC’s Acquisition Website:

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Documents & Guidance

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Documentation Requirements for New Awards

All procurement package submissions in UFMS/iProcurement for new awards, irrespective of the estimated price/cost, should include the following:

A completed and approved written AP is required if over the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) of $150,000.

What documentation is required for modifications? 

Documentation requirements for modifications were also addressed during the recent APOC call.  If you would like a copy, please contact our Customer Liaison, Darryl Grant, at 301-443-4795 or at darryl.grant@psc.hhs.gov.