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Our Fall Acquisition classes are now available--sign up today! GSA Acquisition Training Webinars offer Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) and are issued directly in a government student’s FAITAS account. View the training schedule here and register: http://go.usa.gov/xEGWs. Learn how to enhance competition, achieve small business utilization, procure sustainable acquisitions, and much more!  All courses are free.

(Note: Industry can participate by following these instructions: https://meet.gsa.gov/ipi.)

10/16/2019  10:30am-3pm ET
FCL-GSA-0023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules   

This comprehensive training course covers Federal Supply Schedules contracting and ordering procedures. It addresses placing orders against Multiple Award Schedules, as outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 8.4. In this course you will learn about the unique flexibility within the GSA Schedules program. This is a four (4) CLP credit course. Note: This webinar satisfies the FAC-C Level 1 training requirement (equivalent to FAC 023).

10/17/2019  1pm-3pm ET

FCL-GSA-0870 GSA GWACs for IT Services-Based Solutions   

Government wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) enable federal agencies to buy cost-effective, innovative solutions for information technology (IT) requirements. Because most, if not all, government agencies have a need to buy IT services and solutions, GSA has made this purchasing convenient through its GWAC Programs. In this continuous learning module, you will learn about the 8(a) STARS II, Alliant 2, and VETS 2 GWACs. This is a two (2) CLP credit course.

10/24/2019  1pm-3pm ET  

FCL-GSA-0036 GSA Schedules BPAs   

A GSA Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) is an agreement established by a government buyer with a Schedule contractor to fill repetitive needs for supplies or services. In this course, you will learn how BPAs leverage an ordering activity’s buying power by taking advantage of quantity discounts, saving administrative time, and reducing paperwork. This is a two (2) CLP credit course.

10/29/2019  1pm-3pm ET

FCL-GSA-0700 GSA Alliant 2 GWAC

The next generation GWAC vehicle, Alliant 2, offers comprehensive information technology (IT) solutions through customizable hardware, software, and services solutions purchased as a total package. The new course builds off of the success of Alliant, and creates a contract vehicle that provides a total solution to agencies' requirements while maximizing opportunities. In this course, you will learn about the Alliant 2 GWAC Program offered through the GSA. This is a two (2) CLP credit course.

10/30/2019  1pm-3pm ET

FCL-GSA-0024 GSA Global Supply

This specialized training course focuses on GSA Global Supply’s requisition-based ordering for thousands of products. From office supplies to tools and cleaning products, GSA Global Supply makes it easy to find and buy common-use items that fulfill all federal procurement guidelines. Learn about ordering and payment options that make purchasing easy and efficient. This is a two (2) CLP credit course.

11/7/2019  1pm-3pm ET

FCL-GSA-0027 GSA Schedules and Small Business

This training course defines and describes small business in the federal marketplace and how socioeconomic goals can be achieved using the GSA Schedules program. Learn the rules for set asides and how to best ensure small business participation following rules established in FAR Subpart 8.4. This is a two (2) CLP credit course.

11/12/2019  10:30am-12:30pm ET   

FCL-GSA-0237 GSA eBuy: An Overview  

In this course, you will learn about the new, user-friendly GSA eBuy program, and how it functions to benefit both the government buyer and the vendor. GSA eBuy is a powerful and intuitive acquisition tool used by thousands of U.S. Federal agencies and military services worldwide to achieve required competition, best pricing and value. GSA eBuy saves you time and money - all while keeping you FAR compliant. Learn how to use this electronic request-for-quote tool. This is a two (2) CLP credit course. 

11/14/2019  1pm-3pm ET   

FCL-GSA-0145 Category Management and Acquisition Gateway Advanced  

This course presents an advanced look at category management and the Acquisition Gateway. The Acquisition Gateway helps federal government buyers from all agencies act as one acquisition community. Inside the Acquisition Gateway, you can find Governmentwide solution comparisons, connect with other acquisition professionals, and explore product and service category hallways. Learn how to access expert articles, templates, market research tools, prices paid data, and more to achieve successful outcomes at each step of the acquisition lifecycle. This is a two (2) CLP credit course.

11/20/2019  1pm-3pm ET   

FCL-GSA-0029 GSA Schedules vs. Open Market  

This course will familiarize you with commonly-used methods of acquisition: issuing task or delivery orders under GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) (FAR Subpart 8.4), and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures of FAR 13 or negotiating a stand-alone contract under FAR Part 15. This course will explore the differences and similarities between Subpart 8.4 and Parts 13 & 15 procedures, advantages and disadvantages for various situations, and help you analyze the alternatives as you develop your acquisition strategy. This is a two (2) CLP credit course.

12/4/2019      10:30am-3pm ET

FCL-GSA-0048 Buying Services Through GSA Schedules  

This course is designed for ordering agencies that require GSA Schedule services. The GSA Schedules program offers a vast array of services and products, and offers a streamlined way to acquire these services. This course provides ordering activities with valuable information about the services available through GSA Schedules, how to find them, and the procedures and requirements that apply when ordering these cost-effective service solutions. This is a four (4) CLP credit course. 

Federal employees register today! http://go.usa.gov/xEGWs.

(Note: Industry can participate by following these instructions: https://meet.gsa.gov/ipi.)

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