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FAA survey seeks strategic sourcing ideas

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning its path to launch a cost-saving program called Strategic Sourcing for the Acquisition of Various Equipment and Supplies.

SAVES' objective is to purchase commodity services for less money while improving purchase quality and service levels. The program may support the FAA as well as the entire Transportation Department.

The FAA has yet to decide on its acquisition approach in whether it will be a full-and-open open competition or a small business set-aside.

The FAA is surveying the market to determine the types of small or large companies that would be capable to meet SAVES demands. Small business categories of particular interest to the FAA include 8(a) and service-disabled, veteran-owned

FAA released its notice about the market survey Aug. 23. Responses are due by Oct. 6.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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