The Acquisition Center of Excellence (ACE) for Services
Service Acquisition Reform Act (SARA), Section 1431(b) initiative

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) partnered with the Defense Acquisition University (DAU), the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI), federal government agencies, and industry associations and organizations to establish the Acquisition Center of Excellence (ACE) for Services required by the Service Acquisition Reform Act (SARA), section 1431(b). This center forms a flexible collaborative team with government, industry associations and academia to develop a repository for services best practices. The team members coordinate research and development in various service areas that are critical to agency missions and vision.

The ACE for Services is a collaborative clearinghouse for service contracting (as defined in FAR part 37) government and industry best practices, policy and guidance, e-tools, as well as education and training information.

The target audience is the private and public sector acquisition community including program managers, technical representatives, contract specialist, contracting officer representatives (CORs), and other members involved in the acquisition process.


Enabling Legislation

Working Groups/Community/Points of Contact

Launching of the ACE for Services November 18, 2004 event

ACE for Services Press Articles/Stories

Ace for Services Brochure

Visit the ACE for Services website


Special thanks to the DAU, FAI partners and the public and private sector participants
that supported and graciously worked to establish this center.