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Policy Flashes

The following is a list of Policy Flashes issued by the Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy. These files are in PDF (Portable Document Files) format. To read PDF files you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available at no charge from Adobe ( If you have any questions concerning this list, please contact the Office of Procurement and Assistance Policy on (202) 287-1330.  If a Policy Flash and/or attachment is in a different format than Adobe Acrobat, the format type will be noted after the number of the Flash.

View the archive of Policy Flashes for FY 2013. Earlier Policy Flashes can be found in the right bar of this screen.

Number Topic
2014-40 Implementation of DOE O 580.1A, DOE Personal Property Management 
2014-39 Initiatives to Achieve Strategic Plan 2014-2018 Performance Goal Focused on Cost Savings
2014-38 FAC 2005-76
2014-37 Update to the DOE Acq. Guide Chapter 16.2, Performance Evaluation and Mesurement Plans for Cost-Reimbursement, NON- Management  and Operating Contracts
2014-36 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-75
2014-35 Rescission of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Reporting Requirements.
2014-34 DOE 484.1 Reimbursable work for the Dept. of Homeland Security
2014-33 Revised Department of Energy (DOE) Acquisition Guide Chapter 7.2 Strategic Sourcing Requirements
2014-32 General Accountability Office Report (GAO) final report entitled National Laboratories: DOE needs to Improve Oversight of Work performed for non-DOE Entities (GAO 14_78 October 2013).
2014-31 FAC 2005 73 and 74
2014-30 DOE Order 412.1a, Work Authorization System Administrative Change
2014-29 Acquisition Letter 07 - Benchmark Compensation Amount for Individual Executive Salary Actions
2014-28 Policy Flash 2014-28  Updated Class Deviation for FAR 52.209-5, Certifications Regarding Responsibility Matters
2014-27 Implementation of Division D, Titles III and V, and Division E, Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014,
Pub. L. No. 113-76.  (AL) 2014-04 and  (FAL) 2014-01 revised
2014-26 Acquisition Guide Chapter 70.31A - Costs Associated with Whistleblower Actions
2014-25 Acquisition guide 7.1: Revision to the Procurement Strategy Panel(PSP) Briefing Process
2014-23 Acquistion Guide 13.3  Simplified Acqusition Procedures
2014-21 AL 2014-04 and FAL 2014-01 Implementation of Division D, Titles III and V, and Division E, Title VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014,
Pub. L. No. 113-76.
2014-20 Acquisition Letter 2014-05/Financial Acquisition Letter  2014-02 Congressional Notifications and Quarterly Reporting to the Appropriations Committees Subject to Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014, Division D, Title III, Section 301 for Contract, Financial Assistance, or Other Transaction Agreement Actions to Include Related Notices for Prior Fiscal Years’ Appropriations Acts.
2014-19 EPEAT FAR Section 23.704
2014-18 Complex-Wide Strategic Sourcing-Update
2014-17 Revised Acquisition Letter 2013-11- Non-Management and Operating (Non-M&O) Contractor Business Systems Clauses for Section H – Earned Value Management Clause
2014-16 Standarized Cost Savings Definitions and  Reporting Template- Update
2014-15 Determination of Benchmark Compensation Amount for Certain Executives and Employees (Update)
2014-14 FAC 2005-72
2014-13 AL 2014-03: Allowability of Contractor Litigation Defense and Settlement Costs
2014-12 Executive Compensation Cap
2014-11 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-71
2014-10 Update to Congressional Notifications - Full Implementation of Advanced Notification of Awards (ANA) System
2014-09 Class Deviation from the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) 952.204-2, Security Requirements
2014-08 Acquisition Letter 2014-02 Provisional Payment of Fee
2014-07 Recent States Initiatives on Recerational Marijuana use
2014-06 Affrimative Procurement of Biobased Products under service and contruction contracts (FAR Clause 52.223-2)
2014-05 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 Implementation of Division F, Title I, Title II, Title III, and Division G, Consoliated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Pub. L. No. 113-6
2014-04 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014 Congressional Notification of Pending Contract or Financial Assistance Actions in excess of $1 Million unders the Continuing Resolution
2014-03 Federal Acquisiton Circular 2005-70
2014-02 Acquisition Letter 2014-01: Management and Operating Contractors' Audit coverage of cost_Reimbursement Subcontracts
2014-01 Acquisition Guide 15.4-3 Negotionation Documentation: Pre-Negotiation Plan & the Price Negotiation Memorandum