This FREE training is intended for Contracting Officers/Specialists, Senior Program Management, Decision Makers, COTRs, and Attorneys:
Earn 5 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)!
Using GSA Schedules for
9:00 9:30 a.m.
Overview of GSA Professional Services Schedules
GSA multiple-award contracts for services provide federal agencies with direct access to industry expertise in a broad range of professions, including environmental services, engineering, technology, research and development, management consulting, training, project management (including construction management), finance, acquisition support, database design, accounting, graphic design, and media. From legal services to sign language interpretation, from running a warehouse and distribution network to preparation of specialized environmental impact studies or even some ancillary repair and alteration, the GSA Schedules offer streamlined methods for the acquisition of innovative and flexible professional services solutions. This presentation covers the professional services included (and excluded) from GSA’s service Schedules with particular emphasis on managerial/organizational consulting, program/project management, environmental services, professional engineering, logistics solutions, and language services.
9:45 11:30 a.m.
Topics in Task Order Contracting
Once you’ve decided on the appropriate GSA Schedule or Schedules, what are the steps in soliciting, evaluating, and awarding a Schedule Task Order? We will use the GSA Task Order Checklist to review Schedule ordering. We then discuss the RFQ, mixing open-market items with Schedule items, ODCs, different types of task orders (FFP, LH, T&M), best-value task order source selection, and minimizing task order protest risk. How do you know which clauses are included in the Schedule contract? We will review the clauses in the service Schedule contracts, with emphasis on the clauses impacting ordering. In addition, we will discuss best-value evaluation, period of performance, options, protests, socioeconomic preferences, and Schedule contract pricing issues. What does the GSA Contracting Officer do at the Schedule contract level and how does this impact what ordering officers need to/need not do?
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Complex Service Requirements: Contractor Team Arrangements and Blanket Purchase Agreements for Services
Learn how your ordering agency can acquire complex and recurring requirements through GSA Schedules. Many comprehensive and complex service requirements can be accommodated under the Schedules program through the use of Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs).
2:30 3:00 p.m.
Open Discussion Forum/Questions & Answers