DATE: March 23, 2022

SUBJECT: Update to Acquisition Guide Chapter 8.3, Category Management (CM)

TO: HCAs/Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
FROM: Director, Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, Office of Policy, Office of Acquisition Management

SUMMARY: This update addresses the most pertinent change resulting from the Office of Management and Budget memorandum M-22-03, Advancing Equity in Federal Procurement. As of October 1, 2021, procurements awarded to certified and self-certified socioeconomic small businesses will automatically receive Tier2-SB Spend Under Management credit. A few other editorial changes have been made.

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Acquisition Guide Chapter 8.3 Category Management (CM)