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Acquisition Policy Letters

Acquisition Policy Letter - Employment Eligibility Verification

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce, in particular, contracting personnel addressing activities and critical issues that need immediate dissemination.  DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM), as appropriate;
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation;
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to CO and HCA responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

Acquisition Policy Letter - Preventing Fraud in Contracting

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce, in particular, contracting personnel addressing activities and critical issues that need immediate dissemination.  DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM), as appropriate;
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation;
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to CO and HCA responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) Program

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for the appointment, limitations, responsibilities and oversight of a COTR and to establish a certification program as detailed in the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Memorandum, Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer Technical Representatives (FACCOTR), dated November 26, 2007. The purpose of the certification program is to standardize the competencies and training across agencies and to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of the federal acquisition process.

Acquisition Policy Letter - Department of Transportation Certification Program for Project and Program Managers

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce, in particular, contracting personnel addressing activities and critical issues that need immediate dissemination.  DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM), as appropriate;
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation;
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to CO and HCA responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

Acquisition Policy Letter - DOT Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) Program

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce, in particular, contracting personnel addressing activities and critical issues that need immediate dissemination.  DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM), as appropriate;
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation;
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to CO and HCA responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

Acquisition Policy Letter - Incurred-Cost Audit

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce, in particular, contracting personnel addressing activities and critical issues that need immediate dissemination.  DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM), as appropriate;
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation;
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to CO and HCA responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

Acquisition Policy Letter - Economy Act IAA Transactions

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce, in particular, contracting personnel addressing activities and critical issues that need immediate dissemination.  DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM), as appropriate;
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation;
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to CO and HCA responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

Acquisition Policy Letter - Notice of Short Term Lending Program (STLP)

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce, in particular, contracting personnel addressing activities and critical issues that need immediate dissemination.  DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM), as appropriate;
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation;
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to CO and HCA responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

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