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GSA Professional Services by Dan Briest in Mobile, AL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES ONLY

FREE GSA Acquisition Seminar in Mobile, AL on 3/11 (Florida associates welcome)

Attendees Must Register for this Free GSA Seminar no later than: March 4, 2014!  

This free GSA training acquisition seminar is intended for federal, state and local government acquisition experts, procurement officials, and Contracting Officers seeking detailed acquisition information in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and GSA’s service offerings and eTools.  During this seminar, information will be provided explaining ways to simplify the acquisition process through the use of GSA’s GWACs, Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), and eTools.

Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions enabling them with knowledge in how to successfully award and manage delivery/task orders through the use of GSA solutions and eTools.

During the acquisition seminar, several courses will be taught by warranted Contract Officers who will share their acquisition experience and expertise in awarding government contracts and delivery/tasks orders on the behalf of federal agencies through the use of GSA’s service offerings and eTools.  
Topics to be addressed during the acquisition seminar include:

This training seminar covers the contracting issues raised by ordering agency Contracting Officers in procuring professional services from the GSA Schedules. After defining the scope of the GSA professional service schedules, we review the Request for Quotation (RFQ) and Task Order award processes, particularly the differences between FAR Subpart 8.4 and FAR Part 15 procedures. The Schedule contract itself, including Schedule contract clauses, will be examined. We then explore how to use Contractor Teaming Agreements and Blanket Purchase Agreements for complex or recurring services. This FAR-based training is tailored for those in the GS-1102 Contract Specialist/Officer series, agency Program Managers and others who generate service contract requirements, plan service contract acquisitions, and conduct market research for professional service procurements can also benefit. I make frequent reference to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and we assume some familiarity with elementary GSA Schedules program terminology and basic FAR-based ordering terminology/procedures.

eBuy is GSA's online Request for Quotations (RFQ) system designed to simplify the entire competitive acquisition process. Federal buyers use eBuy to create requirements for complex services or products, compete those requirements among the MAS, GWAC or BPA vendor community, receive and evaluate quotes, and make award notifications online. This course is designed to teach federal buyers exactly how to use the system. Key topics range from usage statistics and source selection, to RFQ preparation, quote evaluation, and award notification. Focus will also be given to features exclusive to the latest version of eBuy. These include intelligent category selection, the ability to request quotes from BPAs, and the ability to watch RFQs.

Register early - Limited seating is available. .
This facility is handicapped accessible.
Free Parking is available

If additional information is needed about this acquisition seminar, contact
Warren Richey (228) 304-2937 email: 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

201 Saint Michael Street
Conference Room - 1st Floor
201 Saint Michael Street
Mobile, AL 36602

Event Registration
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Warren Richey
(228) 304-2937


GWACs, Professinal, Services, Schedules, Acquisition, Mobile, procurement, GSA, eTools, FAR, Small Business, Contracting