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HHS Acquisition Worktools

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HHS provides a number of worktools to assist staff in planning, developing, and implementing procurements with the highest of quality. Tools include “Desk” References, Checklists, Templates, and Acquisition Guides.

Acquisition Guides and Resources

Our guides are useful in planning and using acquisition materials.

Acquisition Templates

Our templates help HHS acquisition professionals develop consistent documentation across the lifecycle of the procurement process.

Acquisition Planning

  • APM 2009-05, Attachment A: “HHS Instructions for Preparation of an Acquisition Strategy,” (Template) 07-29-2009 (DOC - 15 pages)
  • HHS Acquisition Plan (AP) October 2010 (DOC - 30 pages)
  • HHS Annual Acquisition Plan Template and Instructions (PDF - 65.32 KB)
  • HHS Acquisition Plan Waiver Request Template and Instructions (PDF - 93.63 KB)

Contract Competition

  • APM 2008-03 Noncompetitive Acquisitions
    • Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition HHS Template and Instructions (DOC - 121KB)
    • General Services Administration Federal Supply Schedule Limited Source Justification HHS Template and Instructions (DOC - 110KB)
    • Competition Advocate Report Template and Instructions, Fiscal Year 2008 and Beyond (DOC - 132KB)

Contract File Checklists

To guide contracting personnel throughout the procurement lifecycle, we have developed checklists to help in planning and ensuring compliance with all laws and policies.

Desk References

  • Contract Funding Desk Reference
    This reference tool is intended to assist HHS staff members — program, budget/finance, contracting, and legal — in developing and interpreting contractual requirements, whether during initial formation and funding or when preparing and funding certain contract modifications. It helps HHS comply with federal appropriations law and pertinent Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) requirements by providing access to source documents and other resources.

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