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Policy Flashes FY 2013

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 2012.

Number Topic
2013-79 Professional and Consultant service costs (FAR 31.205-33)
2013-78 Acquisition Guide Chapter 7.3 Acquisition Planning in the M&O Enviroment
2013-77 Acquisiton Guide 42.15 Contractor Performance Information
2013-76 Term Assignments of Contractors to the DC Area
2013-75 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-69
2013-74 Quaterly Notification of the DOE's Differing Professional Opinion Process
2013-73 Utlization of GSA Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative Blanket Purchase Agreements for Office Supplies
2013-72 Acquisition Guide 43.2 Change Order Administration
2013-71 Acqusition Letter 2013-11 Non M&O Contractor Business Systems Clauses for Section H
2013-70 Acqusition Guides 42.15 Contractor Performance Information and 42.16 Reporting Other Contractor Information in Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information 
2013-69 Extension of Policy to provide accelerated payment to small business subcintractors
2013-68 Acquisition Guide 42.101
2013-67 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-68
2013-66 Revised Merit Review Guide for Financail Assistance, July 2013
2013-65 PERT 5 Year Cycle with Corresponding Schedule
2013-64 Acquisition Letter 10 and Class Deviation for Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers
2013-63 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-67
2013-62 Aquisition Letter 09- Revision of Department of Energy Order 350.1 and Special Clause
2013-61 The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 and How It Affects Federal Employee Non-Disclosure Policies, Forms, Certificates, Agreements and Acknowledgments
2013-60 Reminder on Lobbying Restrictions

Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.15, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program


Revised Guide for Financial Assistance


New Strategic Sourcing Acquisition Guide Chapter 7.2

2013-56 CONTRACTOR LEGAL MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS:   Applying the Final Rule to Existing Contracts
2013-55 FPDS-NG Change Management Notice for the Oklahoma Tornado and Storm 
2013-54 Acquisition  Certificiations Program Handbook 4th Edition Released
2013-53 Implementation of Division F, Title, I, II, III AL 2013-06 and FAL 2013-04
2013-52 Contractor Legal Management Requirements: Final Rule
2013-51 311 Notice Aquisition Letter 2013-05 and Financial Assistance Letter 2013-03
2013-50 Leveraging the General Services Administration's SmartPay2 Program and Its single Use Account Feature
2013-49 Updating Reporting Requirement Checklist including the research performance progress report
2013-48 OMB memorandum M-13-10, Antideficiency Act Implications of Certain Online Terms of Service Agreements
2013-47 Management and Security of Personally Identifiable Information
2013-46 Awardee in STRIPES
2013-45 Acquisiton Guide 15.1
2013-44 Acquisition Guide 31.4
2013-43 DOE F 4220.2 Small Business Review Form
2013-42 Acquisition Guide Chapter 19.1
2013-41 Contracts Periods of Performance Exceeding 5 years
2013-40 Acquisition Guide, Chapter 43.3
2013-39 Acquisition Guide, Chapter 42.15, Contractor Performance Information
2013-38 Revised Merit Guide for Financial Assistance
2013-37 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-66
2013-36 Congressional Notification- Acqusition Guide Chapter 5.1 and Guide to Financial Assistance Chapter 2, Section 2.6.1
2013-35 Acquisition Guide Chapter 43.1, Contract Modifications
2013-34 Deparment of Energy Aquisition Letter on Executive Compensation
2013-33 Department of Energy Order 206.2 Identity, Credential, and Access Management  (ICAM)
2013-32 Fiscal Year 2013 Small Business Contracting Goals
2013-31 Class Deviation from FAR 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items
2013-30  Acquisition Letter on Acquisition Planning Considerations for Management and Operating Contracts

Leveraging the General Services Administration’s SmartPay2 Program and its Single Use Account Feature

2013-28 Implementation of Indian Energy Preference Provision in EP Act 2005 and Acquisition Letter 2013-02
2013-27 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-65
2013-26 Guidance for tracking inquiries related to the licensing of inventions developed at DOE facilities
2013-25 Acquisition Certifications Program Handbook 3rd Edition released
2013-24 Fee Determinations: Requirement to Obtain Acquisition
2013-23 Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) Final Rule for changes to Parts 908, 945, 952, and 970 regarding Government Property
2013-22 Section 311 Revised Template January 24 2013
2013-21 Change to Procurement Evaluation & Re-Engineering Team (PERT) Review Cycle
2013-20 Section 311 Revised Template January 4 2013
2013-19 Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-64
2013-18 Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-63
2013-17 Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-62
2013-16 Aligning Contract Incentives for Capital Asset Projects 
2013-15 DOE O 231.1B, Environment, Safety and Health Reporting
2013-14 Class Deviation – Extending the Biobased Product Reporting Requirement
2013-13 Further Extension of SBA-DOE 8(a) Partnership Agreement
2013-12 Section 301(b) Congressional Notification of Multi-year Contract Award Report Revision for Fiscal Year 2013
2013-11 STRIPES New Milestone Plan Process
2013-10 Hurricane Sandy Contingency Operation --Increase in Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds for Specific States and Counties
2013-09 Acquisition Guide Chapter 7.1 – Acquisition Planning
2013-08 Major Disaster and Emergency Declarations for Specific States from Hurricane Sandy
2013-07 Contractor Domestic Extended Personnel Assignments
2013-06 Executive Order-Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in
Persons in Federal Contracts
2013-05 Class Deviation from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)  to Implement Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Policy Memorandum M-12-16, Providing Prompt Payment to Small Business Subcontractors
2013-04 Extension of SBA-DOE 8(a) Partnership Agreement
2013-03 Responding to Solicitations Under DOE Work For Others Program
2013-02 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 -- Congressional Notification of Pending Contract or Financial Assistance Actions in excess of $1 Million under the Continuing Resolution
2013-01 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 -- Implementation of Division B, Title III, Title V and Division C Title VII, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012, Pub. L. No.112-74 and Related Conference Report