Studies & Reports

The Federal Acquisition Institute promotes and coordinates government wide research and studies to improve the procurement process and the laws, policies, methods, regulations, procedures, and forms relating to acquisition by the executive agencies [41 U.S.C. 405(d)(5)(b)]. 

Certification Reports

Human Capital Reports

Additional information may be found in the Governance that guides FAI's operations.

Certification Reports

This report presented by FAI in consultation with the Chief Acquisition Officers (CAO) Council, the Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Council, the Chief Human Capital Officers Council (CHCO), the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other government and non-government organizations, reflects recommendations for establishing the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) Program.

"Contracting Officer Technical Representatives: Managing the Government's Technical Experts to Achieve Positive Contract Outcomes" provides findings and recommendations based on a survey of COTRs from 10 agencies that spent 90 percent of the Government's contracting dollars. These highly experienced COTRs provide a compelling and authoritative perspective on contracting and on how they can be better managed to ensure positive contract outcomes in terms of the quality, timeliness, completeness, and cost of contract deliverables.

Human Capital Reports

There is a higher rate of transition among GS-1102s compared to other government-wide workforce occupational series. Through the GS-1102 Workforce Mobility Study, FAI sought to investigate potential root causes and to provide insight into the trends and potential drivers of GS-1102 transfers. Additionally, this study explored the potential benefits and challenges to having a transferable, and highly mobile government-wide GS-1102 workforce. In conjunction with additional research, the findings of this study could help agency and government-wide leaders more effectively manage a highly skilled and qualified acquisition workforce.

Annual Workforce Reports

Competency Reports/Evaluations