Training

We offer a variety of training to help you learn how to use our contracts and buy professional services more efficiently and effectively. Training options include Web-based, self-teaching tools, podcasts, and on-site instructor led.

The Professional Services Category hosts monthly virtual office hours to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisitions. Office Hours are open forum question and answer webinar sessions connecting contracting officers at federal customer agencies with GSA professional services contracting subject matter experts. Register today to get answers to your questions and find the right contract solution for your complex professional services acquisition needs. You can sign up for all upcoming sessions using this registration link.

Training Date and Subject Training Description
October 8, 2020- Acquisition Planning Packages Overview

To help federal agencies with the professional service’s acquisitions, the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories has prepared a series acquisition planning packages that outline best practices and include ordering guidance tailored to specific subcategories and SINS offered on GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule – Professional Services Category.

The Acquisition Planning Packages contain sample Requests for Information (RFIs), Statements of Work (SOWs), Statements of Objectives (SOOs), Performance Work Statement (PWSs), Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs), and buying guides to make ordering easier for contracting officers.

This month join us for this in-depth look at the Management and Advisory subcategory acquisition planning packages. In addition, learn more about the benefits of using the GSA Schedule to meet your professional services requirements including order-level competition, flexibility, enhanced oversight and regulatory compliance. Registration link.

November 12, 2020- Navigating Beta.SAM: For Customers The Federal Business Opportunities website, best known as FedBizOpps or FBO, has moved to the new Beta.SAM.gov platform. Join us this month to learn how to set up custom searches, find previous awards, and navigate the federal opportunities marketplace. This training will provide a walk-through of the Beta.SAM system and demonstrate how to set up the functionality of the old FBO in the new portal. Registration link.
December 10, 2020- OASIS On-Ramp Completion

GSA’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Solutions (OASIS) program has been focused on helping customers streamline their complex professional services acquisition needs by buying smarter and more efficiently. Over the last couple of years, the program has conducted a series of “on-ramps” in an effort to sustain a flexible, vibrant, and experienced pool of Best-In-Class industry partners and ensure robust competition. Join this session to learn more about how these on-ramps can better serve your complex professional services requirements.Registration link.

The governmentwide Professional Services Category hosts occasional Spotlight webinars. These webinars are designed to share sound acquisition practices, from requirements development and market research to service delivery and contract close-out, and improve acquisition through inter-agency collaboration. The webinars and shared resources support the governmentwide category management initiatives to make smarter and more efficient buying decisions. All webinars are open to the federal acquisition workforce and offer Certified Learning Points. In addition, webinars are recorded and posted on the Acquisition Gateway. You can sign up for all upcoming sessions using this registration link.

Training Date and Subject Training Description
November 10, 2020- Civilian Services Acquisition Workshops (C-SAWs)

A Services Acquisition Workshop (SAW) provides integrated project teams (IPTs) tasked with acquiring contracted services the knowledge, training, tools and critical thinking required for success. In January 2016, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition (DAU), Technology and Logistics, signed DoDI 5000.74 which mandated the use of SAWs for all DoD services acquisitions above a certain total dollar threshold and recommended them for most medium to large sized acquisitions.

DoD components have benefited from these workshops, as have a number of civilian agencies, so much that the demand for SAWs across government is growing. Currently, DAU is tasked with facilitating these workshops and must necessarily prioritize SAWs for DoD components. GSA has been partnering with OMB to develop a multi-agency cohort aimed at providing SAWs to civilian agencies.

This session will provide the latest update on the research that has gone into Civilian SAWs (C-SAWs) and the next steps for implementing this valuable service. Registration link.

February 9, 2021- All Small Business Mentor Protege Program The All Small Business Mentor Protégé Program (ASMPP) was created in 2016 to streamline access for small businesses to access the federal marketplace, enhance the small business’s business capabilities, and increase protégé wealth and create jobs through government contracts. The ASMPP also assists mentor firms in developing and increasing their supply chains through capable small business subcontractors. The ASMPP also assists federal contracting officers to meet the congressionally mandated set-aside goals. Registration link.

Use the links below to select specific GSA contracts or general acquisition training.

Missed a training? You can find recordings of some of our Office Hours and Spotlight webinars on the Professional Services YouTube playlist.

Last Reviewed: 2020-10-26