3. Applicability: This PPM applies to HCAs, VA Contracting Officers, and other VA acquisition professionals. Additionally, this PPM applies to all acquisitions conducted by VA or on behalf of VA utilizing Interagency Acquisitions in accordance with FAR subpart 17.5, VAAR subpart 817.5 and FAR 8.404(b)(2).
4. Effective Date: Immediately. This immediate “Effective Date” applies to all VA procurement actions, including those pending award.
5. Expiration Date: This PPM is rescinded when incorporated into the VAAR or VA Acquisition Manual (VAAM) or otherwise rescinded.
6. Affected VAAR parts. Attachment 1 contains a summary of the VAAR Class Deviation and affected parts that now encompass VA’s implementation of the requirements contained in 38 U.S.C. § 8127 and § 8128. The VAAR parts 802, 804, 806, 808, 810, 812, 813, 817, 819, 852, and 873 are affected by the Supreme Court decision. There are VAAR Class Deviations to the affected VAAR parts issued to effectuate compliance with 38 U.S.C. § 8127 and § 8128.