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IS-245.B: Introduction to the Federal Priorities and Allocations System

Course Date

8/19/2020

Course Overview

This course introduces the Federal Priorities and Allocations System (FPAS), 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 FPAS supports the FEMA mission.

Course Objectives:

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

  • How FPAS supports timely procurement of materials and services.
  • How program officials use FPAS.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and contractor responsibilities under FPAS.
  • Procedures for placing priority-rated contracts and orders (rated orders).
  • Limitations on use of rated orders.
  • Procedures for resolving FPAS 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 FPAS priority ratings, and
  • FPAS Officers appointed to advise and assist FEMA program officials in FPAS administration.
In addition, anyone interested in learning more about FPAS, such as Contracting Officers/Specialists, may complete this course.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.1

Course Length:

1 hour
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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