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Contracting for Services in the Federal Sector

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Contracting for Services in the Federal Sector
Contracted Services consume a huge segment of the Federal Government’s purchasing budget every year and the acquisition of services sometimes presents unique challenges to both the buyer and seller. Consequently, there have been extensive government policies, processes, and procedures created to address the challenges, manage and mitigate risk, and ensure consistency of the acquisition process.
This virtual seminar will examine the various policies affecting the acquisition of services and step through the process the Government uses in defining requirements, translating them into a Performance Work Statement(PWS), identifying risks, selecting the appropriate contract type, creating incentives, selecting sources, awarding and administering resultant contracts. The seminar includes exercises to demonstrate various teaching points.

Learning Objectives
• Understand the Federal government’s policies, processes, and procedures used in the formation and administration of contracts for Services
• Identify the challenges faced by both parties in a Services contract arrangement
• Learn the processes used and rules unique to the Services contracting environment
• Enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals working in areas relating to government contracting for services, including subcontracting, program management, program finance, and contract management.

Curriculum will include, among other topics, an examination of the following:
• Personal / non-personal Services
• Inherently Governmental Services
• Organizational Conflicts of Interest
• Service Contract Act and other labor regulations
• Commercial vs non-Commercial Services
• Risk Management
• Pricing strategies
• Performance Based Management
• The Performance Work Statement (PWS)
• Source Selection Process
• Inspection and Surveillance Requirements

Who should attend?
Industry and government contract and sub-contract managers and administrators working in the federal services sector. Program managers and other individuals who generate requirements for acquisition by the Federal government or by the prime contractor for acquisition through sub-contracting. All who may have a role in and be new to services acquisition or those who need a refresher.

Continuing Education Credits

CLE: 12
CEU: 1.2
CLP: 12
CPE: 14.4
PDU: 12


August 12, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Delivery Method
Live Virtual Training