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Office Hours for Federal Acquisition Workforce

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 11:00 AM

Selecting the Right Labor Categories on Schedule

Date: April 13, 2021

Time: 8 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. ET

Speaker: Steve Sizemore

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This month learn how GSA professional services labor categories are established at the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract level and how to evaluate them for task orders. During this session you will learn about:


  • 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 what they have awarded under their MAS contract

  •  Minimum education and experience requirements and how to ensure that the proposed labor categories meet these requirements 

  • GSA pricing methodology and what it means to an ordering activity 

  • How price escalation works under MAS contracts and orders

Why is this topic important? GSA has negotiated fair and reasonable ceiling prices and established labor categories with clear minimum education and experience requirements and it is imperative that agencies only award services and labor categories that are awarded under the Schedule contract. Buyers must also understand how price escalations work to ensure the GSA ceiling price is never exceeded.  

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!


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