Contracts and Acquisition Training

Training Available Right Now for both Federal and Industry

Our network of Customer Service Directors and Subject Matter Experts offer new and highly sought after acquisition training topics throughout the year. These topics are often geared toward Federal Customers, but Industry is welcome to register for them as well. Some listings are even geared specifically toward Industry.

As offerings are scheduled, you may find them listed here on our site for Upcoming Events and Training. Event listings are updated continuously so be sure to check back often for new training opportunities.

Training Descriptions

Below are several of our highly sought after training topics with descriptions beneath each. Scheduled offerings for these topics may be found, as made available, in the regularly updated listing for Upcoming Events and Training.

GSA and FAS Overview

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
This course highlights GSA contract vehicle solutions including the GSA Schedule, GWACs, and MACs. It also highlights Global Supply, Personal Property Management, Fleet, and eTools.

Duration: 2 hours / CLPs: 2.00
This course provides an overview of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule program with specific emphasis on use and associated benefits for State and Local Governments. It informs purchasing personnel of the supplies and services available for ordering and the associated procedures for locating and purchasing these items. The course also provides information on non-Schedule acquisition and donation programs that are available. The target audience for this training is contracting professionals at all levels who seek to gain understanding or strengthen their knowledge of GSA ordering procedures for both Schedule and non-Schedule methods of purchase in an effort to benefit their respective State and Local governments.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
This is a high-level overview of category management and the Acquisition Gateway as an enabler of the governmentwide initiative. It covers the category management approach, why to implement it, its goals and operating model. Features of the Acquisition Gateway are highlighted with an emphasis on how to set up a new user account.

Acquisition

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
In this course, you will learn why market research is conducted, when and how to conduct market research; the regulatory nature of FAR Part 10 and how it ties into other decisions such as acquisition planning (Part 7) small business set-asides, commercial items, contract type selection and more, and how to get better results by making your data collection methods easier. The course will use real life scenarios, examples from GSA's market research initiatives, tools, experts and more.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
Discover how GSA GWACs provide access to IT solutions while being designated as Best-in-Class contract solutions. Learn how small business set-aside GWACs also provide socioeconomic credit.

Duration: 2 hours / CLPs: 2.00
The DPA process was developed as a tool to support and comply with OMB's Executive Agent Designation under GSA GWACs. The delegation training provides an overview of the GSA Alliant 2 contract and the ordering process.

Duration: 2 hours / CLPs: 2.00
OASIS DPA training gives Contracting Officers access to the OASIS Unrestricted and OASIS Small Business contract vehicles and teaches best practices for task order issuance.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
This course provides a contract overview of GSA's Veteran's Services Technology 2 (VETS 2) Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) for IT services. The training defines GSA GWACs, identifies the features and benefits of the VETS 2 GWAC, provides and understanding of VETS 2 ordering procedures and responsibilities of ordering contracting officers.

Duration: 4 hours / CLPs: 4.00
This course is designed for ordering agencies that require GSA Schedule services. The GSA Schedule program offers a vast array of services and products, and offers a streamlined way to acquire these services. This course provides ordering activities with valuable information about the services available through GSA Schedule, how to find them, and the procedures and requirements that apply when ordering these cost-effective service solutions.

Duration: 2 hours / CLPs: 2.00
This course will familiarize you with commonly-used methods of acquisition: issuing task or delivery orders under GSA's Multiple Award Schedule (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.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
This course will cover GSA's initiative to modernize federal acquisition by consolidating 24 Schedules into one single Schedule for products, services, and solutions, making it easier for customers to find total solutions, ensure terms and conditions meet their needs, and eliminate duplicate contracts.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
In this course you will learn about GSA's 2nd Generation Information Technology Blanket Purchase Agreements (2GIT BPAs) that provide access to Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware/software and ancillary services at the best value.

Tools

Duration: 4 hours / CLPs: 4.00
This course is provided to highlight a variety of e-tools for both Government Personnel and GSA Industry Partners. GSA customers can use tools to engage in a transaction or process to help them achieve a goal from buying paper clips to leasing public buildings in an efficient and cost-effective way. This course is focused on four eTools: GSA eLibrary; GSA eBuy; GSA Advantage!®; and GSA Acquisition Gateway.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
GSA Advantage!® is a powerful e-commerce tool that connects buyers with a marketplace of millions of products and services. Learn about the improvements we've made to GSA Advantage!® - making it easier and better than ever.

Duration: 2 hours / CLPs: 2.00
In this course, you will learn about the new, user-friendly GSA eBuy program, and how it functions to benefit both the government buyer and the vendor. GSA eBuy is a powerful and intuitive acquisition tool used by thousands of U.S. Federal agencies and military services worldwide to achieve required competition, best pricing and value. GSA eBuy saves you time and money - all while keeping you FAR compliant. Learn how to use this electronic request-for-quote tool.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
Federal agencies now have a fast, effective way to buy maintenance, repair, and facility (MRFS) supplies and save! GSA's dynamic MRFS purchasing channel solution can help you save an average of 8 percent more on MRFS products than previously offered in the federal marketplace.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
This course covers the overview of the entire personal property disposal process for anyone whose duties involve property management. It addresses definitions, regulations, policies, procedures, and point of contacts.

Duration: 1 hour / CLPs: 1.00
The presentation provides an overview of the GSA Global Supply program, its benefits and details (products available and ordering methods) and information on GSA customer service.

Customized Training Requests for Federal Only

If you cannot find the training you want, and have a unique need for a customized training, please complete the Custom Acquisition Training form and one of our highly qualified local Customer Service Directors will contact you directly to discuss your training needs and assist you further.

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Last Reviewed: 2022-05-23