A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Department of the Interior Acquisition Policy Release (DIAPR) 2008-4
SUBJECT: Purchase Requests
This policy release establishes a Departmentwide requirement for the use of the purchase request form in either IDEAS or the Financial Business Management System (FBMS) when procuring for goods or services over the micro-purchase threshold, as defined in FAR 2.101.
2. Effective Date:
October 1, 2008
3. Expiration Date:
No expiration unless superseded or canceled.
4. Background and Explanation:
Department of the Interior (DOI) bureaus and offices involved in the acquisition process have different requirements regarding the use of purchase requests. DOI is attempting to standardize the acquisition process. DOI's transition from one contract writing system (IDEAS) to another (PRISM) via FBMS will help achieve this standardization goal. A purchase request requirement is being initiated to standardize the process within DOI and to support internal controls as required by OMB Circular A-123.
5. Action Required:
Effective immediately, a purchase request must be prepared by the program
equisitioning office in the applicable contract writing system (IDEAS for those bureausoffices not yet implemented on FBMS, and PRISM for those bureausoffices having implemented FBMS) for actions resulting in the following:
• all new acquisition actions, regardless of funding (i.e., new purchase orders, delivery ask orders, blanket purchase agreementscalls, contracts);
• monetary changes to existing acquisition instruments (i.e., funding increases, accounting line changes, deobligations resulting from programmatic requirement shifts or reductions, etc.).
Purchase requests would not be necessary in the following situations: