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Office of GSA Acquisition Policy, Integrity & Workforce

About Office of GSA Acquisition Policy, Integrity & Workforce

This office includes the following divisions The Procurement Management Review Division (PMRD) assesses GSA’s acquisition centers and activities and reports on compliance with procurement laws and regulations mainly through on site visits to GSA contracting activities. The Division reports on compliance with statutory, regulatory, and policy guidance, as well as sound business practices. The PMRD also identifies acquisition weaknesses (transactional and entity level) and helps acquisition centers prepare for any external/internal agency audits. The Division’s goal is to support GSA’s acquisition associates to help them effectively and efficiently perform acquisition functions. The Suspension & Debarment and Contract Remedies Division (S&DCR) processes suspension and debarment cases, and issues agency protest decisions. The Division also handles a variety of special projects as assigned by the Senior Procurement Executive and Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer. The General Services Acquisition Policy Division writes and revises the General Services Administration Acquisition Manual (GSAM), GSA's internal rules on how to acquire goods and services. The Division establishes and implements acquisition policies for the agency to fulfill immediate and long term acquisition goals and priorities. In addition, the Division takes on various reporting requirements (i.e., to the Office of Management and Budget), and works with the Regions on special projects such as the Competition Advocacy Report and Labor Advisor cases. The Acquisition Workforce Division fosters professional development of the GSA acquisition workforce, which includes GS-1102, GS-1105 and GS 1170 Series, Contracting Officers' Representatives/Contracting Officers' Technical Representatives, Program and Project Managers, and other acquisition-related positions. The Division leads human capital efforts to strengthen the GSA acquisition workforce, manages Federal acquisition certification programs, and ensures that GSA’s acquisition workforce has the capabilities to fulfill our acquisition needs. The Division also manages GSA's Contracting Officer Warrant Program (COWP) and the Contingency Contracting cadre which supports agencies during national and international emergencies.