Office of Acquisition Policy

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Various aspects of acquisition management are carried out by the Office of Acquisition Policy (OAP) under the guidance of the Chief Acquisition Officer and the Senior Procurement Executive. The office mission is to strengthen federal acquisition policy and operations. OAP leads positive change in acquisition policy through its role on the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to issue and maintain the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as well as through GSA acquisition policy, guidance, and reporting to stakeholders.

OAP hosts the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) and supports FAI transformation efforts for the civilian agency acquisition workforce and further enhances the GSA acquisition workforce through attention to their training, certification, and warrant needs. OAP also oversees acquisition integrity functions for GSA, including suspension and debarment of contractors or participants in non-procurement programs, agency level acquisition protests, agency task/delivery order ombudsman functions, internal procurement management reviews, and agency competition advocate functions.


The Office of Acquisition Policy, headed by the Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer/ Senior Procurement Executive, includes the following offices:

The Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy

The Office of General Services Acquisition Policy, Integrity & Workforce

Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)

GSA Ombudsman

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Last Reviewed: 2023-04-05