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Procurement Advisories

Procurement Advisories are time-sensitive documents. The table below contains a listing of advisories and their respective expiration dates.

Once an advisory does expire, it is moved to the Expired Procurement Advisory table and given a status of expired, canceled, or superseded.

Effective on October 1, 2000, the hard copy distribution of Procurement Advisories was discontinued (USDA Procurement Policy Division Memorandum of September 29, 2000).

Rev: Nov 18, 2013
Procurement Advisories
Number & Title Date Issued Expiration Date
118, Solicitation Review Process Word | PDF June 05, 2014 Effective until cancelled
117, Prohibition on Use of Unpriced Options Word | PDF May 16, 2014 Effective until cancelled
116, Interim Purchase Authority for Fuel Word | PDF May 7, 2014 September 1, 2014
115, Continued Implementation of LincPass at USDA Word | PDF August 7, 2013 Effective until cancelled
114A, Federal Acquisition Regulation Class Deviation – Removal of Dollar Limitation for Set-asides under the Women-Owned Small Business Program
Word | PDF
May 22, 2013
Rev: June 4, 2013
Effective until cancelled
113, Discontinuance of a Provision and a Clause from the AGAR Word | PDF Apr 1, 2013 Effective until cancelled
112, Continuous Learning Management for USDA’s Acquisition Workforce Word | PDF Mar 21, 2013 Effective until cancelled
111, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items,FAR Subpart 13.5 Word | PDF
  • FAR Deviation PDF
Jan 16, 2013 Effective until cancelled
110, USDA Chief Acquisition Officer(CAO) Roles and Responsibilities Word | PDF Jan 14, 2013 Effective until cancelled
109, Providing Accelerated Payment to Small Business Subcontractors Word | PDF
  • FAR Deviation PDF
Dec 13, 2012 Effective until cancelled
108, Biobased Products Reporting Requirement Tool and Extension Word | PDF
  • FAR Deviation PDF
  • OPPM Reporting Memo PDF
Dec 13, 2012 Effective until cancelled
107, USDA Procurement Advisory Established Word | PDF Oct 1, 2012 Effective until cancelled
106,Emergency Acquisition in Support of Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Word | PDF Nov 2, 2012 Effective until cancelled
105A,Use of Automated Procurement Systems Word | PDF Oct 1, 2012
Rev:Jan 10,2013
Effective until cancelled
104A, Prohibit against Contracting, Tax Delinquent or Felony Word | PDF
  • - Representation, Provision & Clause Word| PDF
March 29, 2012
Rev: Dec 12, 2012
Effective until cancelled
103A,Service Contract ReportingWord | PDF December 5, 2012
Rev: Dec 5, 2012
Effective until cancelled
102, USDA Vendor Communication Plan Word | PDF February 29, 2012 Effective until cancelled
101A,Shared First Policy in USDA Contracts Word | PDF Sep 1, 2012
Rev: May 1, 2013
Effective until cancelled
100D,USDA Contracting Officers Warrant Guidelines Word Jan 30, 2012
Rev: April 1, 2014
Effective until cancelled
99, Evaluation Process in USDA Agricultural Commodity Contracts Word | PDF Aug. 18, 2011 Effective until cancelled
98 B , USDA Mandatory Source for Express and Ground Domestic Delivery Service in the Continental United States Word | PDF Mar. 01, 2011
Rev: Feb 13, 2013
Effective until cancelled
97 A, USDA Mandatory Sources for Office Supplies Word | PDF Jan. 10, 2013 Suspended until further notice
96, Contractor Performance Information and Contractor Performance Assesment Reporting System (CPARS) Evaluations Word | PDF Sep. 21, 2010 Effective until cancelled
93A, Contract Closeout w-Appendices Word | PDF Jan 5, 2010
Rev: Aug 8, 2013
Effective until cancelled
91C, Review of Advisory and Assistance Services and other Professional Services Word | PDF | Attachment A - Word | Attachment A - PDF Jun. 15, 2009
Rev: Jun 4, 2014.
Effective until cancelled
89, Use of the Purchase Card and Related Alternative Payment Methods Word | PDF | HTML Nov. 26, 2008 Effective until cancelled
87C, USDA Federal Procurement Data Quality Plan Word | PDF | HTML
  • Agency FPDS-NG Data Quality Plan Summary Word | PDF | HTML
Nov. 15, 2011 Effective until cancelled
86, Business Cards Available at Government Expense Word | PDF | HTML Sep. 15, 2008 Effective until cancelled
85, Acquisition Workforce Training, Delegation, and Management System May 9, 2008 Effective until cancelled
82, Requisite Language for Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) Solicitation Descriptions When Designated Biobased Items are Included as Part of a USDA Contract Requirement Word | PDF May 23, 2006 Effective until cancelled
81 C, Common Identification Standard for Contractors Word| PDF Apr 26, 2006
Rev:Jul. 19, 2010
Effective until cancelled
80, Requirement for Use of an Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Word | PDF Feb. 16, 2006 Effective until cancelled
77 A, Contracting for Prepackaged News Stories Word | PDF Jul. 20, 2005 Effective until cancelled
76, Document Numbering System and Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG) Reporting Word | PDF Jun. 15, 2005 Effective until cancelled
73, Purchase of Online Courseware Libraries and Learning Management Systems or Services Word | PDF Feb. 4, 2005 Effective until cancelled
72, Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG) Reporting Requirements Word | PDF Dec. 23, 2004 Effective until cancelled

71C, Partnership Agreement Between The U.S. Small Business Administration And The U.S. Department of Agriculture -

  • AGAR ADVISORY NO. 71C, Word | PDF
Nov. 30, 2012
Rev: Nov 30, 2012
Effective until cancelled
67, Emergency Response to Contingency Operation, Humanitarian or Peacekeeping Operations, or Terrorist Attack, Revised Word | PDF Oct. 28, 2004 Effective until cancelled
61 A, Safeguarding Classified National Security Information Word | PDF Mar 2, 2004
Rev: Mar 20, 2008
Effective until cancelled
60B, Management of Qualification Requirements for USDA, Revision 2 Word | PDF Apr. 2, 2009
Rev: Jan 9, 2013
Effective until cancelled
58B, Partially Removes the Prohibition on Use of the Purchase Card to Acquire Telecommunications Word | PDF June 05, 2014 Effective until cancelled
55, Reminder Regarding the Use of Purchase Cards To Acquire Items Costing $5,000 or More and Agency-Determined Sensitive Property Items Word | PDF | HTML Jul. 24, 2003 Effective until cancelled
53, USDA Information Technology Acquisition Approval Process Word | PDF May 21, 2003 Effective until cancelled
52A, Prohibition on Using Convenience Checks for Purchases or Payments Word | PDF August 14, 2014 Effective until cancelled
49, Implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended Word | PDF Nov. 25, 2002 Effective until cancelled


Procurement Advisories are issued by the Procurement Policy Division of the Office of Procurement and Property Management, Departmental Management, USDA, Dorothy Lilly, Chief. Questions about specific advisories should be directed to the point of contact listed in the advisory, or to procurement.policy@dm.usda.gov.