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Division of Acquisition (DA)

The Division of Acquisition provides Department-wide leadership for acquisition functions to include the administration; management; oversight for policies, programs, workforce development; and business systems required to assure the delivery of transparent best value acquisition solutions.  The Division of Acquisition is comprised of four offices:

  1. Acquisition Policy,
  2. Acquisition Program Support,
  3. Acquisition Workforce & Strategic Initiatives, and
  4. Acquisition Business Systems.

Organization Responsibilities

The Office of Acquisition Policy is responsible for:

The Office of Acquisition Program Support is responsible for:

  • Conducting procurement management reviews and measuring acquisition performance
  • Managing the HHS Strategic Sourcing and Government Purchase Card Programs
  • Managing the acquisition aspects of the HHS Strategic Sustainability Program
  • Participating in various Government-wide boards, councils, and other forums related to acquisition policy 

The Office of Acquisition Workforce & Strategic Initiatives is responsible for:

  • Managing the HHS acquisition workforce development programs
  • Assuring the HHS acquisition workforce has access to professional development, centralized training, and resources to maintain certification
  • Participating in Government-wide boards, councils, and other forums related to federal workforce initiatives

Acquisition Workforce Planning and Certification provides detailed career development information for acquisition professionals. 

The Office of Acquisition Business Systems is responsible for:

  • Serving as the Business Owner for various acquisition systems
  • Developing Department-wide standards for acquisition systems to include policies and guidance
  • Managing contract data quality initiatives and related programs/systems
  • Participating in Government-wide boards, councils, and other forums related to e-business initiatives

Content last reviewed on February 26, 2014