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Acquisition Policy Letter - Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation Acquisition Data Quality Plan

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.

Federal Acquisition Cerification for Program and Project Managers 2008

The purpose of this policy is to implement the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) as defined by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Memorandum, Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers, dated April 25, 2007. The FAC-P/PM establishes general training and experience requirements for program and project managers included in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) acquisition workforce.