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Professional Services Category Office Hours: Selecting Labor Categories and Requirements on the PSS

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

This month learn how GSA professional services labor categories are established at the MAS contract level and how to evaluate them for task orders. Kim McFall will go over the minimum education and experience requirements as well as the pricing methodology.

Date:               April 13, 2017

Time:              10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT // 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

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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 contractors proposed labor category descriptions match up to what they have awarded under their PSS schedule
  • Learn what the purpose of Minimum education/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." Currently GAO and IGs have discovered instances where Task Orders are being awarded with labor categories that do not meet the requirements of the solicitation. This has been the cause of several protests as well as compliance issues for both the agency and the contractor.    

About Office Hours

GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. The Office Hours focus on a variety of professional service acquisition solutions such as OASIS, and OASIS Small Business, the Professional Services Schedule consolidation, Blanket Purchase Agreement evaluation factors, NAICS codes and set asides, and more. 

Office Hours are open forum question and answer webinar sessions connecting contracting officers at federal customer agencies with GSA professional services contracting subject matter experts. Attendees can get support to their questions for finding the right solution for their complex professional services acquisition needs.



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