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Contracting Officers - Don’t Miss These Great Training Opportunities in April

Start the third quarter of FY 2017 off right with webinars specifically geared to the federal contracting community. These professional services related webinars will focus on the tools and topics that directly impact your work.

The GSA MAS Program: Buying Services Through GSA Schedules

Date:               Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time:               10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT 
Instructor:       Senior Contracting Officer Brad deMers
Registration:   Federal Employees must login and register through FAITAS. Click here for details

This course provides information about the cost effective services and solutions available through the GSA Schedules program, as well as the procedures and requirements that apply when ordering via Schedules. This webinar is approximately three-to-four (3-4) hours and earns 4.0 CLP credits.

PSC Office Hours: Selecting Labor Categories and Requirements on the Professional Services Schedule

Date:             Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time:             1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT                  
Presenter:     Contracting Officer Maria Colville
Registration:  Click here to register

This one hour sessions focuses on writing a successful RFQ. Topics covered will include:

  • How to establish clear expectations for the services that need to be performed
  • How to ensure the contractor’s proposed labor category descriptions match up to what they have awarded under their PSS schedule
  • The purpose of Minimum education/Experience and how to ensure that the proposed labor categories meet those expectations
  • GSA pricing methodology and what it means to a customer agency

Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) Webinar

Date:              Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time:              11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Presenter:        Ms. Evelyn Lyon, NASA Senior Attorney
Registration:     Click here to register

Did you know that roughly 20% of protests received by the Government Accountability Office last year involved Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI)? In an effort to increase awareness and understanding about Organizational Conflict of Interest (OCI) among acquisition professionals, the Professional Services Category (PSC) is sponsoring a webinar presented by Ms. Evelyn Lyon, NASA Senior Attorney and OCI subject matter expert. Join us to learn more about the fundamentals of OCI and best practices for reducing OCI from future protests.  


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