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Mark Your Calendar for these Valuable Third Quarter Webinars

Learn more about the contract solutions, resources and digital tools that can help you with your professional services and human capital acquisitions through these upcoming 3rd quarter webinars.

Industry Partner Briefing: PSS Solicitation Refresh

Date:   April 4, 2019

Time:  10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET)

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The General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) is planning to refresh the 00CORP - Professional Services Schedule (PSS) in April 2019. Learn more about the specific updates and changes.

GSA's PSHC Industry Partner Briefings are interactive webinars designed to provide contractors with a better understanding and open dialogue on various aspects of GSA's professional services and human capital program. Questions? Contact professionalservices@gsa.gov

Additional Professional Services Schedule industry resources are available at gsa.gov

 

 

Office Hours: Selecting the Right Labor Categories on Schedules

Date:   April 11, 2019

Time:  8:00  a.m. PT (11:00 a.m.  ET)

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This month learn how GSA professional services labor categories are established at the MAS contract level and how to evaluate them for task orders.

During the session you will:

  • Learn how to ensure that your RFQ establishes clear expectations for the services that need to be performed and that the contractor’s proposed labor category descriptions match up to what is awarded under the PSS schedule
  • Learn what the purpose of Minimum Education/Minimum Experience is, and how to ensure that the proposed labor categories meet those expectations
  • Learn about the GSA pricing methodology and what that means to a customer agency

Why is this topic important? GSA has negotiated prices and established labor categories with clear minimum education and experience requirements, it is a requirement that agencies only award services and labor categories that are already awarded under the schedule, if this isn't done, the services provided could be considered "open market."

About Office Hours:
Our monthly Office Hours webinars are designed to answer your questions about professional-services acquisitions and to help you find the right solution for complex requirements. Each Office Hours webinar is an open-forum session connecting federal Contracting Officers and other federal contracting professionals with GSA experts. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!

 


Industry Partner Briefing:  Mastering the new MAS Sales Reporting Portal

Date:   April 17, 2019

Time:  8:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. ET)

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The General Services Administration will be sun-setting a long standing legacy system supporting the MAS Sales and IFF Remittance program and replace it with a more modern and efficient system known as the SRP or Sales Reporting Portal.

The goal of this transition is to provide a single reporting system for all contractors to use for reporting sales and remitting IFF.  GSA’s overall IT modernization efforts include improving its IT enterprise by building and maintaining a more modern and secure architecture for its IT systems.

This transition not only supports GSA’s modernization effort, but it streamlines the overall process of reporting sales and remitting the IFF, making it more efficient for GSA and its industry partners.

GSA's Professional Services Human Capital (PSHC) Industry Partner Briefings are interactive webinars designed to provide contractors with a better understanding and open dialogue on various aspects of GSA's professional services and human capital program. Questions? Contact professionalservices@gsa.gov

Additional Professional Services Schedule industry resources are available at gsa.gov

 

 

Office Hours: Schedule Pricing, Escalations and Price Discounts

Date:   May 9, 2019

Time:  8:00  a.m. PT (11:00 a.m.  ET)

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Under Schedules, GSA awards fixed ceiling prices for supplies. Services are priced at either hourly rates or at fixed prices for specific tasks. The GSA Schedule Contracting Officer (CO) determines this pricing to be fair and reasonable before awarding the contract.Schedule contracts are negotiated to achieve the contractors' "most favored customer" pricing/discounts under similar conditions.

To ensure that they receive the best value at the lowest overall cost when using Schedule contracts, agencies are always encouraged and empowered to seek price reductions at any time before placing an order. By seeking discounts on all orders, the government can take advantage of flexible and dynamic pricing in the commercial marketplace.

For all acquisitions, COs should conduct market research to get a sense of what prices they should expect to pay, including what, if any, discounts may be appropriate. Understanding the marketplace by examining prices paid data, current commercial pricing practices, and other industry trends can help COs identify when more discounts may be warranted.Learn more about Schedule Pricing, Escalations and Price Discounts during this informative webinar.

About Office Hours:
Our monthly Office Hours webinars are designed to answer your questions about professional-services acquisitions and to help you find the right solution for complex requirements. Each Office Hours webinar is an open-forum session connecting federal Contracting Officers and other federal contracting professionals with GSA experts. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!

 

 

Office Hours: Small Business Set Aside Dos and Don’ts

Date:   June 13, 2019

Time:  10:00  a.m. PT (1:00 p.m.  ET)

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GSA and the Small Business Administration (SBA) strongly support the participation of small business concerns in the GSA Schedules Program. To enhance small business participation, SBA policy allows agencies to include in their procurement base and goals, the dollar value of orders expected to be placed against GSA Schedule contracts. Actual orders placed against Schedule contracts may be reported as accomplishments and credited toward ordering activities' small business goals.

At the discretion of the buying contracting officer, orders and BPAs may be set aside for small businesses of the types listed at FAR 19.000(a)(3), if market research shows that 2 or more such firms are capable of providing the products and/or services required. Ordering procedures at FAR 8.405-1, -2, and -3 must be followed when setting aside an order or establishing a set-aside BPA. Learn more about small business set asides and how you can help meet your agency’s small business goals.

About Office Hours:
Our monthly Office Hours webinars are designed to answer your questions about professional-services acquisitions and to help you find the right solution for complex requirements. Each Office Hours webinar is an open-forum session connecting federal Contracting Officers and other federal contracting professionals with GSA experts. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!

 

 

Acquisition Spotlight:  Civilian Services Acquisition Workshops

The government wide Professional Services Category (PSC) will be shining a “spotlight” on Civilian Services Acquisition Workshops (C-SAWs).

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET)

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A Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) provides integrated project teams (IPTs) tasked with acquiring contracted services the knowledge, training, tools and critical thinking required for success. In January 2016, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition (DAU), Technology and Logistics, signed DoDI 5000.74 which mandated the use of SAWs for all DoD services acquisitions above a certain total dollar threshold and recommended them for most medium to large sized acquisitions.

DoD components have benefited from these workshops, as have a number of civilian agencies, so much that the demand for SAWs across government is growing. Currently, DAU is the tasked with facilitating these workshops and must necessarily prioritize SAWs for DoD components. GSA has been partnering with OMB to develop a multi-agency cohort aimed at providing SAWs to civilian agencies.

This session will provide the latest update on the research that has gone into Civilian SAWs (C-SAWs) and the next steps for implementing this valuable service.

About Spotlights

The “Spotlight” webinars are designed to share sound acquisition practices, from requirements development and market research to service delivery and contract closeout, and improve acquisition through inter-agency collaboration. These webinars and shared resources support the governmentwide category management initiatives to make smarter and more efficient buying decisions. All webinars are open to the federal acquisition workforce and most offer Certified Learning Points. In addition, webinars are recorded and posted on the Acquisition Gateway. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!

 

 

 

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