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does expire, it is moved to the Expired Procurement Advisory table and given a status of expired, canceled, or superseded.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

January 7, 2015
Procurement Advisories
Number & Title Date Issued Expiration Date
129, FAR Class Deviation to Exercise Special Emergency Procurement Authorities, Word | PDF September 7, 2017 Effective until cancelled
128, FAR Class Deviation to Implement an Act to Enhance Whistleblower Protection for Contractor Employees, Word | PDF August 9, 2017 Effective until cancelled
127, Acquiring Information Technology - Recommended Language to Comply with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Word | PDF November 7, 2016 Effective until cancelled
126A, Use of Unique Procurement Instrument Identifiers _Final Word | PDF May 1, 2017 Effective until cancelled
125, USDA Purchase Card Program – Mandatory, Annual Refresher Training Requirements Word | PDF January 5, 2016 Effective until cancelled
124, Required Approval Before Awarding Contracts or Agreements for Human Resources Services Word | PDF
  • Reference- OHRM Advisory 2015-002, Human Resources Delegations of Authority PDF
August 17, 2015 Effective until cancelled
123, Acquiring Rental Storage Space short and long term with USDA Purchase Card Word | PDF August 17, 2015 Effective until cancelled
122A, Purchase Authority for Single Purchase Limit Word | PDF November 1, 2016 Effective until cancelled
121, Procurement of Communications / Information Products and Services Word | PDF December 19, 2014 Effective until cancelled
118B, Solicitation Review Process Word | PDF
August 19, 2015 Effective until cancelled
117, Prohibition on Use of Unpriced Options Word | PDF May 16, 2014 Effective until cancelled
116A, Interim Purchase Authority for Fuel Word | PDF May 7, 2014 Effective until cancelled
115, Continued Implementation of LincPass at USDA Word | PDF August 7, 2013 Effective until cancelled
113, Discontinuance of a Provision and a Clause from the AGAR Word | PDF Apr 1, 2013 Effective until cancelled
112B, Continuous Learning Management for USDA’s Acquisition Workforce Word | PDF Mar 21, 2013
Rev: Oct. 21, 2014
Effective until cancelled
110, USDA Chief Acquisition Officer(CAO) Roles and Responsibilities Word | PDF Jan 14, 2013 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
105C,Use of Automated Procurement Systems Word | PDF Oct 1, 2012
Rev:June 8,2017
Effective until cancelled
103A,Service Contract Reporting Word | PDF December 5, 2012
Rev: Dec 5, 2012
Effective until cancelled
102, USDA Vendor Communication Plan Word | PDF February 29, 2012 Effective until cancelled
101B,Shared First Policy in USDA Contracts Word | PDF Sep 1, 2012
Rev: July 12, 2016
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
98D , USDA Mandatory Source for Express and Ground Domestic Delivery Service in the Continental United States Word | PDF Sep 1, 2017 Effective until cancelled
97B, USDA Mandatory Sources for Office Supplies Word | PDF Jan. 7, 2015 Effective until cancelled
96B, Contractor Performance Information and Contractor Performance Assesment Reporting System (CPARS) Evaluations Word | PDF August 16, 2017 Effective until cancelled
93C, Contract Closeout Procedures Word | PDF May 18, 2017
Effective until cancelled
91D, Review of Advisory and Assistance Services and All Professional Services Word | PDF | Attachment A - Word | Attachment A - PDF Jun. 15, 2009
Rev: Jan 30, 2017.
Effective until cancelled
87D, USDA Federal Procurement Data Quality Plan Word | PDF Jan. 13, 2015 Effective until cancelled
86A, Business Cards Available at Government Expense Word | PDF Sep. 15, 2008,Rev: August 30, 2017 Effective until cancelled
85A, Acquisition Workforce Training, Certification, Delegation, and Management System Word
  • FAC-C Experience (OJT Toolkit) XLSX
May 9, 2008
Rev: Oct. 2, 2014
Effective until cancelled
82A, USDA BioPreferred Program - Designated Biobased Items for Contract Requirements Word | PDF
  • Quick Reference Guide: Word
  • Biobased Lanuage: PDF
August 26, 2015 Effective until cancelled
81C, 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
77A, Contracting for Prepackaged News Stories Word | PDF Jul. 20, 2005 Effective until cancelled
73, Purchase of Online Courseware Libraries and Learning Management Systems or Services Word | PDF Feb. 4, 2005 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
61A, 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 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
55A, Reminder Regarding the Use of Purchase Cards To Acquire Items Costing $5,000 or More and Agency-Determined Sensitive Property Items Word | PDF June 29, 2017 Effective until cancelled
53A, USDA Information Technology Acquisition Approval Request Word | PDF | Attachment-A Feb. 22, 2016 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, Crandall Watson, Chief. Questions about specific advisories should be directed to the point of contact listed in the advisory, or to procurement.policy@dm.usda.gov.