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IS-245.A: Introduction to the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS)

Course Date

10/31/2013

Course Overview

This course introduces the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS), a regulation to help ensure the priority performance of contracts and orders for the timely delivery of critical materials and services to meet program requirements.  The course describes how the DPAS supports the FEMA mission.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to describe:

  • How DPAS supports timely procurement of materials and services.
  • How program officials use DPAS.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and contractor responsibilities under DPAS.
  • Procedures for placing priority-rated contracts and orders (rated orders).
  • Limitations on use of rated orders.
  • Procedures for resolving DPAS issues.

Primary Audience

All FEMA personnel responsible for management and oversight of FEMA emergency management programs, including:

  • FEMA program officials responsible for directing the use of DPAS priority ratings, and
  • DPAS Officers appointed to advise and assist FEMA program officials in DPAS administration.
In addition, anyone interested in learning more about DPAS, such as Contracting Officers/Specialists, may complete this course.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour
Take This Course
Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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