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
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.
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
that supported and graciously worked to establish this center.