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Acquisition Toolkit

The USDA Acquisition Toolkit provides information and links to websites to assist USDA acquisition personnel execute their procurement function. The Toolkit contains links to a variety of automated tools, databases and websites providing policy, statutory and reference information and guidance.

Acquisition Gateway
The Acquisition Gateway helps federal government buyers from all agencies act as one acquisition community working to help make government acquisition great. Today, federal acquisition professionals can use the Gateway to build acquisition projects; find historical prices paid for products/services; seek advice from product/service category experts; compare government-wide (not just GSA!) contract vehicles and solutions; search a Statement of Work (SOW) library as a reference for similar procurements; view active and closed Requests for Quote (RFQs) from FY14 onward for reference on similar procurements; and connect with other federal government buyers via message boards. Visit GSA’s webpage at to learn more about the registration process.

Contracting and Purchasing e-Tools
Links to websites to obtain information and input data required as part of the acquisition process. Includes, but is not limited to, sites such as the CCR website, FedBizOpps, FPDS-NG, Wage Determinations Online, PPIRS, NIH CPS.

Reference and Regulatory Information
Reference material concerning various aspects of the acquisition process. Includes, but is not limited to small business information, special procurement programs, procurement restrictions and approval requirements, accessibility (Section 508) requirements and links to regulatory information such as the FAR, AGAR, GAO Redbook.

Procurement Systems and websites
Links to the USDA Integrated Acquisition System (IAS) as well as the GSA E-Buy website and USDA Policy on use of E-Buy.

Ordering Products and Services
Links to guides and information for ordering products and services, and links to websites for ordering online.

Related Links
Links to various government websites for additional information.