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Professional Services Office Hours: Performance Based Acquisition

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM
Location: 
Virtual
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GSA's Professional Services Category monthly Office Hours are designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. Plus you’ll earn 1 CLP!

 

This Month's Topic: Performance Based Acquisition

Date: September 13, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. PT (11:00 a.m. ET)

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One of the most important challenges facing agencies today is the need for the continued adoption of the performance-based acquisition acquisition method to meet mission and program needs. By Presidential memorandum, there is a set of goals for civilian agencies to apply performance-based acquisition methods on 50 percent (as measured in dollars) of eligible service actions (including contracts, task orders, modifications, and options) over $25,000. Performance-based acquisition can dramatically transform the nature of service delivery, and permit the federal government to tap the enormous creative energy and innovative nature of private industry.

 

Although there have always been practitioners of performance-based acquisition, laws, policies, and regulations have dramatically expanded awareness and use of performance-based acquisition in the federal government. Concurrently, there’s been greater emphasis on establishing an acquisition team that consists of people with varying perspectives. In addition to technical and contracting staff, for example, there is value added by including those from program, legal, and financial offices. These professionals add unique perspective, insight, energy, and innovation to the process.

 

During this session learn more about PBA and a new online guide that, geared to the greater acquisition community (especially program offices), breaks down performance - based service acquisition into eight steps: the first seven spanning from acquisition planning through performance management and a new eighth step for contract closeout.    

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.

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