Training on IGCE & CALC+, MRAS, & ESPC 4/20/2023



Begin the day learning to build IGCEs through Price Central on buy.gsa.gov, then we will learn about Market Research, and end our day learning about the Energy Savings Performance Contracts available on the GSA

Join GSA’s Greater Southwest Region on Thursday, April 20, 2023 for free CLP training.. Earn up to 3 CLPs. We will begin the day with , how to build Independent Government Estimates through our Price Central on buy.gsa.gov; then we’ll learn Market Research as a Service, and end our day learning about the Energy Savings Performance Contracts available on the GSA Multiple Award Schedule. All times are in Central Daylight Time.


DATE: Thursday, April 20, 2023


AGENDA (all times are Central Daylight Time)


9:00 – 10:00 AM IGCE Tool and CALC+ Quick Rate Tool


Join us to learn how to utilize pricing tools available in our Pricing Central on buy.gsa.gov. Participants in this session will learn on how to select and evaluate labor categories and develop cost and price strategies using powerful tools developed by GSA. Specifically, the session will showcase real world examples through the IGCE Tool and the CALC+ Quick Rate tool. If you are in the business of producing solid IGCEs, you will not want to miss this session!


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Market Research as a Service


Need assistance with Market Research? You won’t want to miss our session on GSA’s Market Research as a Service. 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.


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Break


11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)


Lean about the Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC) under GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule Special Item Number 334512. The ESPCs allow federal agencies to make facility improvements that reduce energy costs without spending money up front.

The GSA schedule allows federal customers to quickly and easily select a qualified energy service company to perform an investment grade audit (IGA) and ultimately develop and install the project. This schedule also recognizes vendors that hold small business designations, which allows customers to execute small business set asides if included in their acquisition planning strategy.


Each session will end with a brief Q&A opportunity

CLOSED CAPTIONING AVAILABLE: Please submit a separate request for closed captioning to karen.beyer@gsa.gov

Last Reviewed: 2023-03-20