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Resources for digital service acquisition

Learning Center

Demonstrating the flexibilities in federal acquisition policy that support digital service best practices.

The TechFAR Hub was created by the US Digital Service to provide a connection point between those who are doing digital service acquisition and those who want to. It is part of a greater collaborative effort with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Acquisition Innovation Labs, and GSA’s Acquisition Gateway to bring together a vibrant and curious community who want to do the best for their respective agencies and the US citizen through improved acquisition processes.

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Case Studies

These case studies move beyond fundamentals and provide first-hand experiences, struggles, and accomplishments of fellow acquisition professionals.

TechFAR Handbook

Highlights the flexibilities in the FAR to help agencies implement “plays” from the Digital Services Playbook and get contractor support for iterative, customer-driven software development.

8(a) Digital Service Initiative

The U.S. Digital Service and the Small Business Administration have partnered to help agencies buy digital services using this low-risk gateway.

Field Guides

A series of guides that showcase digital service acquisition strategies for the government community including general knowledge, tips, and best practices.

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VA.Gov Modernization Comparative Analysis Case Study

The VA Technology Acquisition Center, in support of VA OIT/DSVA, utilized FAR 13.1 Simplified Acquisition Procedures which enabled the team to streamline a multi-step evaluation with onsite demonstrations, and documented the evaluation using a comparative analysis.

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