The Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE) provides management direction and leadership over Department-wide acquisition and federal assistance policies and the full range of acquisitions and federal assistance management services.

1 FAM 212.2 in the Department’s Foreign Affairs Manual provides details on the authority, responsibilities, and structure of A/OPE.

Office of Acquisitions Policy

The Office of Acquisitions Policy (A/OPE/AP) prescribes the Department’s acquisition and federal assistance policies, regulations, and procedures; determines the effect of new or proposed acquisition or assistance legislation, executive orders, or regulations on, or implements same, into the Department’s acquisition and/or federal assistance policy and procedures.

Office of Acquisitions Management

The Office of Acquisitions Management (A/OPE/AQM) manages, plans, and directs the Department’s acquisition programs and conducts contract operations in support of activities worldwide. A/OPE/AQM provides the full range of professional contract management services including acquisition planning, contract negotiations, cost and price analysis, and contract administration.

Important Update

The State Department is fully implementing OMB Memo M-20-17 and is encouraging all federal assistance personnel to allow for maximum flexibility in approving exemptions, extensions, and other administrative actions as authorized in the memo. If you have any questions about State’s interpretation and implementation of the memo as it pertains to a specific administrative action or award, please contact your Grants Officer, or the Office of Acquisitions Policy in the Office of the Procurement Executive at


Contact Us

Office of the Procurement Executive
1701 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: 703-875-6037

U.S. Department of State

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