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Subpart 301.6--Career Development, Contracting Authority, and Responsibilities

HHS Acquisition Regulation

301.608 Training Requirements for Purchase Cardholders, Approving Officials, and Agency/Organization Program Coordinators.

Training requirements for purchase cardholders, Approving Officials, and Agency/Organization Program Coordinators are listed in the following table:

HHS Purchase Card Training Program, by Authority Level

Authoritya

Program participant

Required trainingb

Up to $3,000

Prospective/newly appointed purchase cardholders and Approving Officials

Purchase card holders and Approving Officials

Basic purchase card training (HHS University course or an OPDIV equivalent course)


Yearly refresher purchase card training. 

$3,001 to $25,000

Prospective/newly appointed purchase cardholders and Approving Officials.

Purchase card holders and Approving Officials

  • Basic purchase card training  (HHS University course or an equivalent)
  • Basic simplified acquisition procedures(e.g., DAU’s CON 237) 
  • Advanced simplified acquisition procedures or Appropriations law

Yearly refresher purchase card training

$25,001 to $100,000

Prospective/newly appointed purchase cardholders and Approving Officials

Purchase cardholders and Approving Officials

  • Basic purchase card training (HHS University course or an OPDIV equivalent course) 
  • Basic simplified acquisition procedures (e.g., DAU’s CON 237)
  • Advanced simplified acquisition procedures or Appropriations law
  • CON 100 (Shaping Smart Business Arrangements)
  • CON 110 (Mission Support Planning)

Yearly refresher purchase card training

Not applicable

Prospective/newly appointed Agency/Organization Program Coordinators

Agency/Organization Program Coordinators

  • Basic purchase card training (HHS University course or an OPDIV equivalent course)
  • Basic simplified acquisition procedures or DAU’s CON 237
  • Advanced simplified acquisition procedures or appropriations law
  • CON 100 (Shaping Smart Business Arrangements)
  • CON 110 (Mission Support Planning).

Yearly refresher purchase card training (attendance at GSA’s annual training conference satisfies refresher training).

a Cardholders and Approving Officials with authorized increases in delegation of procurement authority (DPA) have up to 3 months to complete the training requirements for the new DPA.

b CON 237, CON 100, and CON 110 are available at the DAU website at http://www.fai.gov

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Content created by Assist. Sec./Financial Resources - Division of Acquisition