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GSA Professional Services and Human Capital Symposium Presentations

Following are links to the Plenary Session, Industry Workshop and Customer Forum presentations shared at the GSA Professional Services and Human Capital Symposium, June 6-8, 2017. The aim of the Symposium is to proactively engage with GSA’s industry partners to develop long term, collaborative partnerships that will deliver the professional services federal agencies need to fulfill their mission and provide targeted training to the regional Federal contracting and program management community.

 

PLENARY SESSIONS

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GSA Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories Overview 

Join Tiffany Hixson for a big picture overview of the GSA Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories including our team, our key initiatives, our results and forecast, and how we measure success. 

Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, FAS, GSA

GSA Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories Overview Presentation (PDF) 

Transactional Data Reporting - What It Means and Why It Is Important to You An overview of the Transactional Data Rule and how industry partners can participate Stephanie Shutt, Program Analyst, Multiple Awards Schedule Program Management Office, GSA

Transactional Data Reporting - What It Means and Why It Is Important to You Presentation (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDUSTRY WORKSHOP

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Navigating and Audit of Your Professional Services Schedule Contract

This presentation outlines specifics about what contractors need to know to navigate an audit including who performs audits, what to expect, common findings and resolution.

Kenny Yiu, Senior Contractor Officer, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA

Holly Jones-Rothacker, Senior Contracting Officer, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Navigating and Audit of Your Professional Services Schedule Contract Presentation (PDF)

Civilian Contract Audit Services

Civilian Agencies have emerging and growing needs for Contract Audit Services from Independent Public Accounting Firms. During this session contractors will learn more about how SIN 520-7 Financial and Performance Audits provides a robust solution; develop an understanding about what GSA Professional Services Schedule is doing and how this may affect your firm.

Alexandra Rouse, Division Director, Program Management Division, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA

Maribeth Monti, Program Manager, Office of Acquisition and Business Services, Federal Aviation Administration

Civilian Contract Audit Services Presentation (PDF)

Best in Class Contracts

Best in Class is a designation for contracts that can be used by multiple agencies across the government and must meet specific criteria defined by OMB.Learn more about these designated contracts during this session.

Geri Haworth, Division Director, Professional Services Category Division, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Best in Class Contracts Presentation (PDF)

Category Management - Professional Services Overview

The Professional Services Category, represents over $63 billion in government spend. Managing the category means focusing on improved customer collaboration, an increased understanding of user requirements, market dynamics, and purchasing patterns. This presentation provides an overview of the Professional Services strategic plan covering these insights and how category management initiatives will help us achieve goals such as increased savings, small business opportunities, spend under management and contract reduction.

Geri Haworth, Division Director, Professional Services Category Division, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Category Management - Professional Services Overview Presentation (PDF)

GSA Assisted Acquisition Service

Learn about GSA’s AAS program which provides the full spectrum of acquisition services, customized to enable client mission success.

Chris Hamm, Director, FEDSIM, GSA

GSA Assisted Acquisition Service Presentation (PDF)

Managing Your Professional Services Schedule Contract

This session will provide a high level overview for all contractors on what is needed to manage your Professional Services Schedule contract including modification instructions and needed documentation.

Kenny Yiu, Senior Contracting Officer,  Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Portfolios, GSA

Managing Your Professional Services Schedule Contract Presentation (PDF)

The Streamlined Professional Services Schedule Solicitation: Steps to Making it Easier

This session will provide an overview of the streamlined Professional Services Schedule solicitation. Participants will learn that GSA is revising the solicitation to make it easier for both new and legacy firms when submitting an offer, make it easier for the ordering agency to understand the solicitation and clause structure of the PSS program, and make it easier for the GSA staff to evaluate and award offers in a more timely and efficient manner.

Kathy Jocoy, Program Analyst, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

The Streamlined Professional Services Schedule Solicitation: Steps to Making it Easier Presentation (PDF)

How to Market to the Federal Government

This session provides an overview of how you can better find federal business opportunities.  Understanding that it is not an easy task to gain government business, our goal today is to give you some reference sources as well as provide some general ideas for what you can and should be doing to sell to the government. 

Geri Haworth, Division Director, Professional Services Category Division, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

How to Market to the Federal Government Presentation (PDF)

Small Business Utilization and Subcontracting Requirements

The law requires that all small businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the performance of Federal agency contracts and subcontracts (Public Law 95-507 as Amended Section 8(d) of the Small Business Act). Learn more about the small business subcontracting program during this session.

Kenyon Taylor, Small Business Specialist, GSA

Shawna Dunning, Acting Division Director Contracting Division B, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Small Business Utilization and Subcontracting Requirements Presentation (PDF)

Professional Services Schedule Initiatives: Enhancing Efficiency

Get an overview of major initiatives underway or planned to make the Professional Services Schedule an effective contracting tool for federal agencies and easier to use for industry.

Kathy Jocoy, Program Analyst, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA

Professional Services Schedule Initiatives: Enhancing Efficiency Presentation (PDF)

Supplier Relationship Management

GSA’s Industry Partner are important stakeholders for Professional Services and Human Capital (PSHC) Categories. Learn more about steps GSA is taking to engage contractors at the GSA and governmentwide Professional Services category level.

Zachary Lerner,  Acquisition Gateway Content Manager, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA

Debra Drake, Senior Contract Specialist, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Supplier Relationship Management Presentation (PDF)

Industrial Operations Analysts: Keeping Your GSA Multiple Awards Schedule Contract Compliant

During this presentation, GSA Industrial Operations Analysts will review a variety of compliance topics, including: Scope of contract compliance; Trade agreements act (TAA); Sales reporting and Industrial Funding Fee remittance; Pricing; Basis of Award; Prompt payment discounts; Minimum sales requirement; Qualified Labor; Administrative concerns; and Other compliance concerns

Michael Williams, Master Industrial Operations Analyst, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA

Bruce Anderson, Industrial Operations Analyst, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Industrial Operations Analysts: Keeping Your GSA Multiple Awards Schedule Contract Compliant Presentation (PDF)

Introduction to the Acquisition Gateway and the Professional Services Hallway

The Acquisition Gatewayhelps the federal acquisition workforce from all agencies act as one acquisition community. Inside the Gateway, users can find unbiased comparisons of government-wide acquisition solutions, connect with other acquisition professionals, and explore product and service category “hallways.” Get a glimpse of the federal side of the Acquisition Gateway during this session.

Maureen Duckworth, Program Management Specialist, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA

Introduction to the Acquisition Gateway and the Professional Services Hallway Presentation (PDF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUSTOMER FORUM

Title Description Presenter Presentation
All about GSA Reverse Auction ReverseAuctions.gsa.gov is an efficient and cost-effective platform for buying non-complex commodities and simple services. It’s designed to help agencies drive down the total cost of acquisitions and increase savings. This hands-on training session provides an overview of the e-tool system and its benefits; and how to obtain quotes and record level three transactional data. 

Charles Martin, Business Management Specialist, GSA

 

Stephen Gibson, Senior Contract Specialist GSA Reverse Auction Subject Matter Expert, GSA

All about GSA Reverse Auction Presentation (PDF)
Understanding FAR 8.4 Ordering Procedures - Advanced MAS Scheduling This course will provide an indepth look on basic ordering procedures for 1102's regulated by FAR 8.4. The course will also discuss how GSA works with Non Traditional FAR based agencies like Bonneville Power Admin or FAA.  Steve Sizemore, Program Manager, GSA Understanding Multiple Award Schedules Ordering Procedures Presentation (PDF)
GSA Professional Services and Human Capital Categories Overview GSA's Professional Services Schedule (00CORP) has gone through a large transition in the past 5 years. What does that Schedule look like now? What is included in 00CORP and how can you procure professional services through GSA. A brief glimpse into what kind of Professional Services are being purchased in the Region and by whom. Tony Cecchi, Customer Account Manager, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA  GSA Professional Services and Human Capital Categories Overview Presentation (PDF)
Category Management and the Acquisition Gateway This class will show you what the Acquisition Gateway is and how it provides tools and research for each part of the procurement life cycle. This central repository of information and tools, improves efficiency in market research, provides comprehensive solution choices and provides a centralized acquisition management tool for use by any federal acquisition team member. With these assets the agency can save valuable acquisition time and get the contracting tool that is the best for each procurement.

Maureen Duckworth, Professional Services Category Content Manager, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Category Management and the Acquisition Gateway Presentation (PDF)
GSA Fleet Overview & Customer Focus Group This session will provide a brief overview and information on the benefits of leasing vehicles from GSA Fleet.  Managing and maintaining your Fleet vehicle along with agency/driver responsibilities and the online tools available to manage the vehicles will be demonstrated including the GSA Fleet billing process and various solutions to assist with your agency’s mission.  Come prepared to ask any questions and engage with your local GSA Fleet Service Rep and other customers. Mike Fletcher, GSA Zone 4 Fleet Services Branch Chief GSA Fleet Overview & Customer Focus Group Presentation (PDF)
Easy Ordering through GSA Global Supply This session will provide attendees the an overview of GSA Global Supply and the National Supply System. It will cover the Global Supply Program and inform customers on the products and availability to what can be ordered. The class will cover order placement, supply transformation as well as the Special Order Program. It will cover GSA Retail Stores and what GSA is doing to improve their customer  services.  At the end, there will be an opportunity to discuss issues/
questions surrounding GSA Global Supply.
Hal Kandes, PACRIM West Coast Liaison for Global Supply Services, GSA Easy Ordering through GSA Global Supply Presentation (PDF)
GSA Personal Property Exchanges/Sales - Saving Your Agency Dollars This class will show you how to sell Federal personal property and use the funds for the purchase of similar replacement property.  Upon completion of this class the attendee will know the types of property that can be sold using the Exchange/Sale authority, how he/she can use the funds generated, and how long the Agency has to obligate the funds. Jerry Penrose, Area Property Officer, GSA GSA Personal Property Exchanges/Sales - Saving Your Agency Dollars Presentation (PDF)
Understanding GSA’s Federal Acquisition Contracts and Market Research Tools From contracts and acquisition, to digital services and leading edge technology, to travel, transportation and card services – GSA can provide a solution for your requirement. This session will provide a brief overview of the programs and services available from GSA, and how to connect for more information.

This class also provides a brief overview on how to effectively perform market research when listed with a requirement using GSA tools and resources. This class will cover GSA eLibrary, eBuy, GSA Advantage and the Acquisition Gateway. Upon completion of this class, the federal acquisition community will have additional resources to perform their work effectively. 

Brian Boothe, Customer Account Manager, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA

 

 

Dave Dehon, Customer Account Manager, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

Understanding GSA’s Federal Acquisition Contracts and Market Research Tools Presentation (PDF)
GSA Information Technology Category Overview GWACs provide access to IT solutions such as systems design, software engineering, information assurance, and enterprise architecture solutions. Small business set-aside GWACs also provide socioeconomic credit. Join this session to learn how to access premier GWAC IT service providers, integrate ancillary products and services, receive subject matter expert scope reviews, and how to obtain assisted acquisition services.  Lyn Sankey, Information Technology Specialist, GSA GSA Information Technology Category Overview Presentation (PDF)
GSA Assisted Acquisition Service: How Can We Help You This course will provide an overview of GSA/FAS Assisted Acquisition Services mission and how this team can provide world-class acquisition support services to Agencies via Interagency Agreement. FEDSIM director highlights the services and benefits of Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS).  This course will provide information on how the AAS team can provide acquisition and program management expertise to deliver the best value and innovative acquisition solutions to support the entire federal government. Chris Hamm, Director, FEDSIM, GSA GSA Assisted Acquisition Service: How Can We Help You Presentation (PDF)
Understanding GSA Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) In this course, you will learn the benefits and flexibility of GSA Schedule BPAs versus awarding your own ID/IQ contracts. Procedures for establishing BPAs and placing orders against them will be discussed. Brad deMers, Procurement Analyst/Contracting Officer, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA Understanding GSA Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) Presentation (PDF)
State, Local & Tribal Agencies: How GSA Can Support You Many GSA contract solutions and programs are open to state, local and tribal organizations. This presentation will provide a brief overview of what and how these agencies can benefit.

Barry Nelson, Customer Account Manager, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA 

State, Local & Tribal Agencies: How GSA Can Support You Presentation (PDF)
An Overview of GSA’s Public Building Service GSA’s Public Building Service is the largest public real estate organization in the United States. This presentation gives an overview of the high quality facility and workspace solutions provided to more than 55 federal agencies housing 1.1 million federal employees. Peter Gray, Regional Service Delivery Officer & Workplace Executive, Public Building Service, GSA An Overview of GSA’s Public Building Service Presentation (PDF)

 

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