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NOAALink is an innovative and strategic IT infrastructure planning and acquisition process offering NOAA's IT organizations a broad range of cost-effective, enterprise-wide IT solutions, while improving IT service delivery and meeting NOAA's technology, contracting, and financial goals.
Late Acquisition Process Memo and Form New!
In order to meet fiscal year 2014 acquisition deadlines, you must route your purchase request (PR) in C.Request to the NOAALink Program Office (NPO) at least five (5) business days prior to the acquisition cutoff dates published on the AGO website. NPO will approve PRs according to our established process; however, your acquisition office may return C.Requests if a late acquisition memo is required. See the AGO FY14 Late Acquisition and Grants Request Memorandum for more information.
The timing of your PR must also be compliant with Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PALT). PALT is set forth in the Commerce Acquisition Manual Section 1307.1, Appendix C and should be considered in the context of the cutoff dates.
Until an acquisition strategy is determined by AGO (i.e., core contract award, GSA order, GWAC, stand-alone negotiated contract, etc.), all NOAALink customers must assume the "worst case scenario" of a 2/21/2014 cutoff date for an acquisition in the amount of $650,001 or greater.