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DLA Hosts Service Acquisition Workshop

Members from the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s Acquisition Operations have attended a workshop hosted by the Defense Acquisition University to familiarize themselves with the process of buying services.

DLA said Wednesday the Services Acquisition Workshop aimed to increase team members’ understanding of general acquisition processes, resource availability and efficiency techniques.

The workshop also tackled how to construct documents for acquisition planning, market research, performance requirements, request for proposal, source selection and contractor performance assessment.

“For the training, the instructor walked the team through the service acquisition process, and participants focused on developing a beginning to end acquisition strategy,” said Rose Snavely-Howe, director of DLA Distribution’s Acquisition Management division.

In contrast to most other SAWs being acquisition-specific, this particular SAW covered the more general aspects of acquisitions.

“This workshop was somewhat of a deviation from the normal workshops in that it was an opportunity for DAU to learn about Distribution’s Acquisition Planning/Assistance Program and our personnel to learn SAW benefits,” Snavely-Howe added.

Following the events of this recent SAW, the DLA has requested that an acquisition-specific SAW will be administered in the future.

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