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DOT Acquisition Policy Letters

Overview

The establishment of Acquisition Policy Letters (APL) within DOT provides policy and procedural direction to DOT acquisition workforce. DOT APL's include:

  • Policies and procedures which may result in rulemakings or as material incorporated into the Transportation Acquisition Manuel (TAM);
  • Policies and procedures that need to be issued expeditiously to Operating Administrations (OAs) for prompt implementation; and
  • Short term information (no more than 1-2 years), which will be incorporated into regulation or guidance for permanent retention; and
  • Subject matter is generally limited to Contracting Officer and Head of Contracting Activity responsibilities which are within the Senior Procurement Executive's line of authority.

Acquisition Policy Letter

Last updated: Thursday, December 2, 2021