Thursday April 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Denver Federal Center
West 6th Ave. & Kipling St.
Denver, CO 80225
Room: The Lodge
Using Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Basic: Presented by James Hudson
This course is designed for the contracting professional who seeks to gain understanding or strengthen their knowledge of Federal Supply Schedules contracting and ordering procedures. The course covers the procedures for placing orders for supplies and services against GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) as outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 8.4. Other parts of the FAR that are applicable to orders placed against Schedules will be referenced as necessary.
Center for GWAC Programs Delegation of Procurement Authority Training: Presented by Lee Tittle
- Describe the MAS Program, to include benefits, prioritization, goals, and characteristics
- Describe MAS Pre-Award activities, to include planning, requirements, and market research
- Apply ordering procedures for the MAS Program
Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) allow the federal government to buy cost-effective, innovative solutions for information technology (IT) requirements. This course provides a baseline understanding of all four GWACs as well as Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) for contracting officers. Specific vehicles to be highlighted include:
Introducing Acquisition Gateway: Presented by Craig Chavez
- 8(a) STARS II
- Alliant 2 Small Business
- VETS 2
Our goal is to help make government acquisition great so register today and come learn about GSA's latest online tool, the Acquisition Gateway. The Acquisition Gateway is a virtual workspace that provides accurate, useful, and unbiased advice. It helps federal acquisition professionals learn what they need to know, connect with others to collaborate and communicate, and act to accomplish their tasks effectively. Inside the Acquisition Gateway, you can find governmentwide solution comparisons, connect with other acquisition professionals, and explore product and service category hallways. The hallways feature expert articles, templates, market research tools, prices paid data, and more to achieve successful outcomes at each step of the acquisition lifecycle.
Effective Market Research: Presented by Garrett Pride
Market research is defined as collecting and analyzing information on the market for a government requirement (refer to FAR 2.101). It is an essential element in acquiring commercial items and provides information to the ordering activity in understanding the requirement and what is available in the commercial marketplace. This information-packed seminar will be filled with tips, techniques and practical examples of how to conduct market research to target and refine your products/services searches to fulfill your agency’s unique requirements
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Brian Mickens, email@example.com