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About Simplified Acquisition Spotlight
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Simplified Acquisition Spotlight is an interactive web-based opportunity to learn about current streamlined purchasing at federal agencies and sub-agencies to include what’s being purchased, by whom and where the work is being done.  

Why Simplified Acquisitions?

While "low hanging fruit" is one of the myths of federal contracting, Simplified Acquisitions are a type of federal purchasing that is frequently overlooked, often misunderstood, yet these purchases account for billions in agency spending for goods and services each year.

The Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) were created to reduce the administrative burden for Government and Industry, and to create additional government contracting opportunities for small business concerns. While the process for issuing and awarding these requirements is streamlined, finding and winning these opportunities still requires due diligence to understand who is spending money and what they are buying.

Personally, we think it’s worth the effort since federal agencies spent a whopping $16 billion dollars on goods and services in FY11. This was a four billion dollar increase over FY10 spending and more than $12 billion dollars greater than FY09 spending.

 Below is the 2012 Simplified Acquisition Spotlight schedule. Click agency name to register:

 

2012 Spotlight Dates

Spotlight Agency/Sub-Agency

April 9

USDA

April 23

DHS/CBP

May 14

Air Force

June 4

DoJ

June 11

Navy/Marine Corps

June 25

GSA-Public Buildings Service

July 9

Army

July 23

State Department

August 13

DLA

August 27

VA

September 10

Navy/Marine Corps

September 24

HHS

October 8

DHS FY12 Review

October 22

DOT FY12 Review

November 12

GSA/FAS FY12 Review

November 26

NASA FY12 Review

December 10

DoD FY12 Review





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