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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 2014. Earlier Policy Flashes can be found in the right bar of this screen.

Number Topic
2015-29 Aquisition Letter 2015-06 - FAL 2015-04 - STRIPES Mandatory Use Policy
2015-28 New GSA Strategic Sourcing Vehicle for Print Management Services available for Department of Energy (DOE) Wide Use
2015-27 Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Labor Compliance Advisor
2015-26 Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Contracting Goals
2015-25 Acquisition Letters Remaining in Effect - Acquisition letter 2015-25 has been issued.  It lists ALs currently in effect and the discontinued ALs, along with the reason why the AL is no longer in effect.
2015-24 Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 - Attached for your information is a brief summary of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) amendments, published in the May 7, 2015 Federal Register at 80 FR 26422.  FAC 2005-82 issued 3 final rules and technical amendments.
2015-23 Class Deviation to DEAR 970.5204-3 - The attached Class Deviation to the DEAR is issued to revise the Access to and Ownership of Records clause.  Contracting Officers should begin utilizing the revised version of the clause in new solicitations and contracts immediately, and commence negotiations to modify any existing contracts that contain the clause accordingly.
2015-22 Federal Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation to Implement an Appropriations Provision Related to Internal Confidentiality Agreements and the Reporting of Fraud, Waste, or Abuse (FWA)
2015-21 Federal Acquisition Circulars (FACs) 2005-79, 2005-80 & 2005-81 - Attached for your information is a brief summary of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) amendments, published in the December 15, 2014 Federal Register at 79 FR 74544, the January 29, 2015 Federal Register at 80 FR 4966, and the April 10, 2015 Federal Register at 80 FR 19504..  FAC 2005-79 issued 2 interim rules, while FAC 2005-80 issued 2 final rules and technical amendments and FAC 2005-81 issued 1 interim rule.
2015-20 Congressional and Intergovernmental Notifications

This policy flash transmits new guidance on Congressional and intergovernmental notifications issued by the Deputy Secretary of Energy on behalf of the HQ Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.  

2015-17 The attached Class Deviation to the DEAR is issued to add the “Service Contract Reporting” clause prescribed in FAR 4.1705 and “Minimum Wages under Executive Order 13658” clause prescribed in FAR 22.1906 to the list of subcontract flowdown requirements contained in DEAR 970.5244-1(x). Contracting Officers should immediately commence negotiations to add the revised DEAR clause to their contracts.
2015-16 Implementation of Division D, Titles III and V, and Division E, Title VII of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Pub.L. No 113-235.  AL:2015-04 and (FAL) 2015-03
2015-15 Class Deviation from FAR 13.5, Test Program
2015-14 Acquisition Letter 2015-03/Financial Acquisition Letter  2015-02 Congressional Notifications and Quarterly Reporting to the Appropriations Committees Subject to Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015, 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.
2015-13 Aquisition Guide Chapter 7.1 Aquisition Planning
2015-12 Service Contracts Reporting Requirements
2015-11 Aquisition Guide 42.15 Contractor Performance Information
2015-10 Announcing Award of General Services Administration Federal  Strategic Sourcing Initiative Contracts for Office Supplies
2015-09 Acqusition Guide Chapter 71.1 Revision
2015-08 One Acquistion Solution for Integrated Services (OASIS)
2015-07 FAC 2005-78
2015-06 Energy Star adn Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
2015-05 Revision of DOE O 350.1 and Special H Clause AL 2015-02
2015-04 Class Deviation: Min Wage
2015-03 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015, Pub. L. No. 113-164 -- Implementation of Division D, Titles III, V, VI, and VII and Division E, Titles VI and VII of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Pub. L. No. 113-76.