Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Manual (October 2009) [Updated as of October 30, 2009] [open pdf - 6MB]
Alternate Title: HSAM (October 2009)
"The Department of Homeland Security Acquisition Manual (HSAM) implements and supplements the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR). It is non-regulatory in nature and provides uniform procedures for the internal operation of acquiring supplies and services within the Department of Homeland Security. The HSAM format conforms to the arrangement and numbering system of the FAR and HSAR and is divided by chapters and subchapters. The HSAM is not a stand alone document and must be read in conjunction with the FAR and HSAR. The HSAM third edition, effective October 1, 2009 includes new or updated appendices to include guides for Justifications and Approvals, Acquisition Planning, Market Research, and Affirmative Procurement Plan. All HSAM appendices have been relocated to the end of the electronic version. Relevant internet links are included wherever external references are made. The DHS Office of Acquisition Policy and Legislation focuses information dissemination efforts to the internet, and does not publish any hard copies of the manual. Please provide any suggestions or comments to the DHS Office of Acquisition Policy and Legislation." This version of the HSAM is updated as of October 30, 2009.
HSAM Third Edition