Schedules News & Training

As a busy acquisition workforce professional, you need best-value solutions that save time, and leave more budget for your agency’s mission. Take advantage of our Schedules training. It provides an interactive learning experience, integrating web 2.0 and social media technology.

Our training offers continuous learning points (CLPs) that may count toward your contracting certification and continuing education. You’ll learn how to effectively use the Schedules program to meet your requirements, use our tools to enhance competition, achieve small business utilization, procure sustainable acquisitions and much more.

Connect and Follow: Connect with GSA Schedules on our Blog (subscribe today to receive the latest news), Facebook, and Twitter. Listen to Audio Podcasts and view our popular YouTube Training. Some links lead to nongovernment websites.

Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Desk Reference: This Desk Reference is your convenient web resource for all things Schedules!

Training for Continuous Learning Points

In the new registration system, Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) can be posted to your account in the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS).

Since class credit will be listed in your official training history in FAITAS, certificates are no longer issued. Additionally, the process of ensuring that only those who took the training actually receive the CLP(s) takes approximately 30 days, so best practice is to check your FAITAS account one month after course completion.

Industry and the General Public may participate by following instructions [PDF - 184 KB].

Sign up early—Webinar Registrations close 24 hours before the start date!

  1. Federal Employees: Login and register at FAITAS.
    Note: The FAITAS’ security certificate has been upgraded you may click on "Advanced," then click "Proceed to faitas.army.mil (unsafe)". Please provide your IT department with the following guidance [PDF - 182 KB], so they may assist you with installing the DOD root certificates, to prevent future security warning messages.
  2. Select "I Agree".
  3. If you're already registered in FAITAS, log in with your email and password.
  4. If you don't have a FAITAS account, select the Register Here link on the FAITAS login page.
  5. After logging in, your Dashboard will appear.
  6. Above your Dashboard, you will see menu options such as: My Status, Manage Career, etc.
  7. Select Manage Career.
  8. Select Training.
  9. Search for Training.
  10. Select Advanced Search.
  11. From the drop-down menu select Teaching School.
  12. Select "GSA-General Services Administration" as the Teaching School.
  13. Select on Search.
  14. A listing of GSA courses will appear (GSA Webinars start with ‘FCL’).
  15. Select the courses you’d like to register for, and detailed participation info will follow. Please add the class information to your calendar.
FY2017 Webinar Schedule
Webinar Date Time (Eastern Time) Webinar Title CLP Credit
9/15/2016 1:00 p.m.-4:00  p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0039 GWAC Overview (DPA Training) 4
10/6/2016 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0048 Buying Services Through GSA Schedules 4
10/13/2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0038 How to Integrate Green into Acquisition 2
10/13/2016 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0041 GSA Alliant and Alliant Small Business GWACs 2
10/24/2016 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0140 Category Management and the Acquisition Gateway 1
11/3/2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0024 GSA Global Supply 2
11/3/2016 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0036 GSA Schedules BPAs 2
11/10/2016 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules 4
12/1/2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0027 GSA Schedules and Small Business 2
12/1/2016 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0039 GWAC Overview (DPA Training) 4
12/8/2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0029 GSA Schedules vs. Open Market 2
12/8/2016 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0037 GSA eBuy: An Overview 2
1/5/2017 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0048 Buying Services Through GSA Schedules 4
1/12/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0038 How to Integrate Green into Acquisition 2
1/19/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0041 GSA Alliant and Alliant Small Business GWACs 2
1/23/2017 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0140 Category Management and the Acquisition Gateway 1
2/2/2017 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules 4
2/9/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0024 GSA Global Supply 2
2/9/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0036 GSA Schedules BPAs 2
3/2/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0027 GSA Schedules and Small Business 2
3/2/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0039 GWAC Overview (DPA Training) 4
3/9/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0029 GSA Schedules vs. Open Market 2
3/9/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0037 GSA eBuy: An Overview 2
3/16/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0145 Category Management and Acquisition Gateway Advanced 2
4/6/2017 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0048 Buying Services Through GSA Schedules 4
4/13/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0038 How to Integrate Green into Acquisition 2
4/20/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0041 GSA Alliant and Alliant Small Business GWACs 2
4/24/2017 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0140 Category Management and the Acquisition Gateway 1
5/4/2017 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules 4
5/11/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0024 GSA Global Supply 2
5/11/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0036 GSA Schedules BPAs 2
5/18/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0145 Category Management and Acquisition Gateway Advanced 2
6/1/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0027 GSA Schedules and Small Business 2
6/1/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0039 GWAC Overview (DPA Training) 4
6/8/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0029 GSA Schedules vs. Open Market 2
6/8/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0037 GSA eBuy: An Overview 2
7/13/2017 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0048 Buying Services Through GSA Schedules 4
7/20/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0038 How to Integrate Green into Acquisition 2
7/24/2017 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. ET FCL-GSA-0140 Category Management and the Acquisition Gateway 1
7/27/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0041 GSA Alliant and Alliant Small Business GWACs 2
8/3/2017 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedules 4
8/10/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0024 GSA Global Supply 2
8/10/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0036 GSA Schedules BPAs 2
8/17/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0039 GWAC Overview (DPA Training) 4
9/7/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0027 GSA Schedules and Small Business 2
9/14/2017 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0029 GSA Schedules vs. Open Market 2
9/14/2017 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET FCL-GSA-0037 GSA eBuy: An Overview 2

Online Training Courses

Note:Complete list of Federal Acquisition Institute online training courses (available 24/7).

This comprehensive training course covers Federal Supply Schedules contracting and ordering procedures. It addresses placing orders against Multiple Award Schedules, as outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 8.4. In this course you will learn about the unique flexibility within the GSA Schedules progr a.m.. Including four (4) CLP credits, the course is approximately three-to-four (3-4) hours.
This specialized training course focuses on GSA Global Supply’s requisition-based ordering for thousands of products. From office supplies to tools and cleaning products, GSA Global Supply makes it easy to find and buy common-use items that fulfill all federal procurement guidelines. Learn about ordering and payment options that make purchasing easy and efficient. This two (2) CLP credit course is approximately one-to-two (1-2) hours.
This training course defines and describes small business in the federal marketplace and how socioeconomic goals can be achieved using the GSA Schedules progr a.m.. Learn the rules for set asides and how to best ensure small business participation following rules established in FAR Subpart 8.4. This two (2) CLP credit course is approximately one-to-two (1-2) hours.
This specialized course will teach you about sustainability goals governmentwide, and the ways GSA Schedules can help achieve those goals. Learn how “green” purchasing, using the GSA Schedules progr a.m., will help your organization save money, time, and resources. This two (2) CLP credit course is approximately one-to-two (1-2) hours.
This course will f a.m.iliarize you with commonly-used methods of acquisition: issuing task or delivery orders under GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) (FAR Subpart 8.4), and the Simplified Acquisition Procedures of FAR 13 or negotiating a stand-alone contract under FAR Part 15. This course will explore the differences and similarities between Subpart 8.4 and Parts 13 & 15 procedures, advantages and disadvantages for various situations, and help you analyze the alternatives as you develop your acquisition strategy. This two (2) CLP credit course is approximately one-to-two (1-2) hours.
In this course, you will learn how Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) leverage an ordering activity’s buying power in taking advantage of quantity discounts, saving administrative time, and reducing paperwork. You will also learn about Contractor Te a.m. Arrangements (CTAs) and how they can benefit the customer and the contractor by saving time and effort. CTAs allow increased flexibility for meeting agency needs through the simplified procedures of the GSA Schedules progr a.m.. This two (2) CLP credit course is approximately one-to-two (1-2) hours.
In this course, you will learn about the GSA eBuy progr a.m., and how it functions to benefit both the government buyer and the vendor. Learn how to use this electronic Request for Quote (RFQ) tool. This two (2) CLP credit course is approximately one-to-two (1-2) hours.
Federal agencies are required by statute and executive order to purchase certain products with specific environmental or energy attributes. “Green purchasing” or “sustainable acquisition” refers to purchasing products with these attributes, and purchasing services under which these products will be supplied or used. In this course, we will ex a.m.ine additional options for minimizing the environmental impact of your acquisitions beyond requiring the use or supply of green products. It is possible to incorporate environmental considerations into any acquisition, regardless of size, scope, type, or complexity. This two (2) CLP credit course is approximately one-to-two (1-2) hours.
This course is designed for ordering agencies that require GSA Schedule services. The GSA Schedules progr a.m. offers a vast array of services and products, and offers a stre a.m.lined way to acquire these services. This course provides ordering activities with valuable information about the services available through GSA Schedules, how to find them, and the procedures and requirements that apply when ordering these cost-effective service solutions. Offering four (4) CLP credits, this course is approximately three-to-four (3-4) hours.

GWAC Courses

Other CLP-accredited courses are offered for GSA's IDIQ contracts that provide total IT solutions. Please visit the GWAC training site for additional information.
 

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Last Reviewed 2016-09-16