Kim Mcfall, Section Chief and ex Contracting Officer Supervisor, will give an overview of the methodology to awarding labor categories and items of interest when doing research using the Professional Services Schedule (00CORP)
Professional Services Office Hours - Overview "How to select labor categories and evaluate requirements using Professional Services Schedule 00CORP."
Monthly Professional Services virtual Office Hours for the Federal Acquisition Community.
Date: Sept. 8, 2016
Time: 1:00 2:00 p.m. ET (10:00 11:00 a.m. PT)
Host: GSA Professional Services Program Management Office
Topic: How to select labor categories and evaluate requirements using Professional Services Schedule 00CORP
About Office Hours: GSA's Professional Services monthly Office Hours are designed to address federal customer agency questions about professional services acquisition. 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. Attendees can get support to their questions for finding the right solution for their complex professional services acquisition needs.
This month learn how GSA professional services labor categories are established at the MAS contract level and how to evaluate them for task orders. Senior Contracting Officer Kim McFall will go over the minimum education and experience requirements as well as the pricing methodology. During the session you will:
-Learn how to ensure that you RFQ establishes clear expectations for the services that need to be performed and that the contractors proposed labor category descriptions match up to what they have awarded under their PSS schedule
-Learn what the purpose of Minimum education/Experience is and how to ensure that the proposed labor categories meet those expectations
-Learn about the GSA pricing methodology and what that means to a customer agency
Why is this topic important? GSA has negotiated prices and established labor categories with clear minimum education and experience requirements, it is a requirement that agencies only award services and labor categories that are already awarded under the schedule, if this isn't done, the services provided could be considered "open market." Currently GAO and IGs have discovered instances where Task Orders are being awarded with labor categories that do not meet the requirements of the solicitation. This has been the cause of several protests as well as compliance issues for both the agency and the contractor.