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Acquisition Policy Memoranda (APM)

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Below, policy memos provide detailed guidance and interpretive information for HHS contracting programs and are in order by topic. Topics include:


Appropriation Acts APMs

 

 

Contractor Requirements (Labor)

 

Information Collection and Management

  • APM 2012-01, "Guidance on Inherently Governmental and Critical Functions and Information Collection – FY 2012 Service Contract Inventory"  03-01-2012
    • OFPP Policy Letter 11-01, Performance of Inherently Governmental and Critical Functions, 09-12-2011 (PDF-16 pages)
    • Technical Correction to Policy Letter 11-01 (PDF-1 page)
  • APM 2011-05, “Sustainable ‘Green’ Acquisition” 10-07-2011
    • OMB/OFPP Memorandum “Improving Sustainable Acquisition and Reporting” 10-05-2011 (PDF – 2 pages)
  • APM 2009-07, “Guidance Regarding Generation and Use of Contractor Past Performance Information,” 12-23-2009 (DOC - 9 pages)
  • APM 2009-06 “Acquisition Guidance on Award Fees,” 08-07-2009 (RESCINDED)
  • APM 2008-05, “Contract Reporting,” 11-26-2008 (DOC - 56KB)
  • APM 2008-03, “Annual Competition Advocate Report and Documenting Noncompetitive Acquisitions,” 10-01-2008 (DOC - 51KB)

 

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Procurement Management

  • APM 2011-02, “HHS’ Prospective Service Acquisition Reviews”, 06-03-2011
  • APM 2010-02, "Increasing Contracting Opportunities with the AbilityOne Program", 07-08-2010
  • APM 2010-01, “APM Guidance Regarding Funding of Contract Exceeding One Year of Performance 06-28-2010”, 06-28-2010 (PDF- 29 pages) (RESCINDED)
    • Attachment to APM 2010-01, Interim HHSAR Coverage
  • APM 2009-05, “Acquisition Strategy Requirements and Template,” 07-29-2009
  • APM 2009-04, "Multi-Agency Contracting,” 07-02-2009 (PDF - 5MB)
  • APM 2009-02, “Contract and Order File Organization and Content, 5-20-2009, Effective 10-01-2009 (PDF - 1.64MB)
    • Attachment A: “Contract and Order File Folders, Checklists, and Instructions”
  • APM 2009-01, ”Interim Acquisition Guidance Regarding Market Research Notices,” 03-13-2009
  • APM 2008-04, “International Contract Award Notification,” 11-26-2008 (DOC - 69KB)

 

Professional Certification

 

 

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