Policy Flash 2016-20

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DATE:         March 29, 2016

TO:              Procurement Directors / Heads of Contracting Activities

FROM:        Acting Chief

                    Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division

                    Office of Policy

                   Office of Acquisition Management

SUBJECT:  DOE/NNSA Senior Procurement Executives Memorandum - Requirements to Use Existing Strategic Sourcing Agreements

SUMMARY: The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance to Contracting Officers (CO) on the requirement to consider use of existing Strategic Sourcing agreements prior to issuing new contract.

Upon receipt of a procurement request:

• The CO should visit the DOE strategic sourcing site on the DOE Strategic Sourcing webpage (http://energy.gov/management/strategic-sourcing), and consider ordering from applicable DOE/other Federal strategically sourced vehicles.

• The CO may also check the GSA Acquisition Gateway (https://hallways.cap.gsa.gov/login-information) for other opportunities.

We also want to strongly encourage our M&O contractors to adopt a similar approach and use existing Federal Strategic Sourcing agreements where appropriate or at least use the contractors Strategic Sourcing agreements put in place by the Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) or the Integrated Contracting Purchasing Team (ICPT).

This Flash and associated attachment will be available online at the following website: http://energy.gov/management/listings/policy-flashes.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeff Davis at 202-287-1877, or via email at jeff.davis@hq.doe.gov.

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