Training for Buyers

We tailor our training options for the busy acquisition professional. Much of our training is certified and offers continuous learning points (CLPs) that may count toward your contracting certification and continuing education requirements.

GSA training courses are geared specifically toward GSA acquisition programs and electronic tools. The courses will teach you how to:

  • Use the GSA Schedules Program to meet your requirements,
  • Use our tools to enhance competition,
  • Achieve small business utilization,
  • Procure sustainable acquisitions, and
  • Much more.

To register for live webinar training with Q&A, please visit GSA.gov events.

We also offer training videos related to specific Schedule features, purchasing tips and tricks, governmentwide acquisition initiatives on our YouTube channel.

CLP Certified Courses:

Below are GSA Schedule courses available at Defense Acquisition University (courses are accessible 24/7 and equivalent to webinar training, i.e. FAC 023 is equivalent to FCL-GSA-0023). Click on the individual course numbers below to get more detailed information, and apply for the course:

Schedule Training Opportunities

In this module, you will learn about the procedures for placing orders for supplies and services against Multiple Award Schedules as outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 8.4. The module is not about general FAR procedures such as protests, acquisition planning, preparation of statements of work, and contract files management, but does discuss these topics as they relate to schedules contracting and ordering procedures. Course Length: Approximately 4 hours

In this module, students will learn how buyers in the federal marketplace can utilize small businesses under the GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program. Every agency is concerned with meeting its annual socioeconomic goals; the MAS program is a simple and easy way to do so. Course Length: Approximately 1 hour

This course will teach students about government-wide sustainability goals and how the GSA Multiple Award Schedule can help achieve those goals. Course Length: Approximately 1 hour

In this course, students will learn that there are three commonly used acquisition methods: issuing task and delivery orders using GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 8.4 and negotiating a stand-alone order or contract under FAR Part 13 and FAR Part 15. The module explores the differences and similarities of these three methods, their advantages and disadvantages in various situations, and how to analyze alternatives as you develop your acquisition strategy. Course Length: Approximately 2 hours

This module will discuss the GSA Multiple Award Schedules Program as it pertains to the use of blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) and contractor team arrangements (CTAs). Course Length: Approximately 2 hours

In this course, students learn how the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules program offers a vast array of services and products as well as an easy, streamlined way to acquire them. This course provides valuable information about the services available through GSA Schedules, how to find them, and the procedures and requirements that apply when ordering them. Course Length: Approximately 4 hours

Other Training Opportunities

In this course, students will learn about the GSA Global Supply program and its role within the National Supply System. Information on GSA-managed products, as well as key ordering and fulfillment information, will also be covered. Course Length: Approximately 2 hours

This module examines additional options for minimizingthe environmental impact of acquisitions beyond requiringthe use or supply of green products. It is possible to incorporateenvironmental considerations into any acquisition.Course Length: Approximately 2 hours

This course proposes that most, if not all, government agencies have a needto buy IT services and solutions, the General ServicesAdministration (GSA) has made this purchasing convenientthrough its GWAC programs. In this module, students learn about the four GWAC programs offered through GSA. Course Length: Approximately 4 hours

In this course, students will learn about the Alliant & Alliant Small Business GWAC (governmentwide acquisition contract) program, offered through GSA, to facilitate the purchase of IT services and solutions. Course Length: Approximately 2 hours

In this module, learn about the governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC) 8(a) STARS II offered through GSA to facilitate purchase of IT services and solutions. Course Length: Approximately 2 hours

This course provides essential information about the EIS contracts, including the process for obtaining DPA that allows you to order from EIS. This course discusses the EIS program and features a set of multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts that provide a comprehensive and flexible way for all Federal agencies to access telecommunications and IT solutions from top global service providers. Course Length: Approximately 1 hour

In addition to the available courses, please take advantage of these accompanying student guides for course reference. If you have questions, please contact: gsaschedules@gsa.gov.

Name, Format, Size Publish Date
Using Multiple Award Schedules - Overview [PDF - 3 MB] Summer 2016
Using Multiple Award Schedules - Advanced Version (v 8.0) [PDF - 2 MB] November 2017
GSA Small Business Student Guide [PDF - 2 MB] November 2017
GSA Green Student Guide Spring 2014 [PDF - 2 MB] October 2014
GSA Schedules vs. Open Market [PDF - 2 MB] November 2017
GSA Schedules BPAs [PDF - 1 MB] February 2017
GSA Schedules CTAs [PDF - 1 MB] November 2017

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