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FAS Reverse Industry Training

GSA’s Office of the Procurement Ombudsman held its FAS Reverse Industry Training event on February 20, 2018 at GSA Headquarters (1800 F. St NW Washington, DC) and addressed methods of improving contract outcomes through more effective communication and engagement between Government and Industry during the Acquisition Life Cycle.

The event included opening remarks from FAS Commissioner Alan Thomas, a keynote address from GSA Administrator Emily Murphy, and three sessions full of vital information that will make your job easier.


Session 1: Barriers to Entry/Doing Business in the Federal Marketplace

This session featured four federal contractors in an open discussion of their approaches to doing business with GSA.

(Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdsLBOo-n_k)


Session 2: Bid Strategy & Teaming

This session included industry role play - a company having an internal discussion about bid strategy and teaming discussions.

(Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJcn3aGKqJk)


Session 3: Execution - Modifications and Compliance

This session covers post-award modifications and compliance processes and how they impact industry resources and costs in achieving government outcomes.

(Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddq_5KCmVEc&feature=youtu.be)  



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This type of event offers the Government and the Acquisition workforce an opportuniy to hear directly from industry.  Topics are relevant and tailored around the regions, terroritories, industry and issues, concerns and/or pain points they may have as they manuever around federal law, policy, acquisition, contracting and any other item

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