Jonathan Evans Content Manager
Professional Services Office Hours - A demonstration of the Statement of Work library (SOWL) available on the Acquisition Gateway
Monthly Professional Services virtual Office Hours for the Federal Acquisition Community.
Date: Oct 13, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m 12:00 p.m. ET (8:00 9:00 a.m. PT)
Host: GSA Professional Services Program Management Office
Topic: A demonstration of the Statement of Work library(SOWL) now available on the Acquisition Gateway.
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's Topic: A demonstration of the Statement of Work library(SOWL) now available on the Acquisition Gateway.
GSA added a Statement of Work Library (SOWL) to the Acquisition Gateway that allows federal contracting officers to review sample work statements for context and insight that may help them develop their own unique requirements. The current repository contains: Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), and Statements of Objectives (SOO). Since it was released in January 2015, it has been the single most visited tool on the Acquisition Gateway with over 6000 page views on the library homepage alone! The contents of the SOWL come from many sources, including contracting professionals and industry partners. This walk through will demonstrate the search functionality and content filters that allow users to drill down into specific subsets. We will also discuss our current methodology for vetting content, and how we are leaving the determination of the relative "usefulness" of these documents to the Gateway user community as the concept of "usefulness" is highly subjective and often situational. This demo will also highlight upcoming enhancements to the library, which aim to better service the acquisition community. The ultimate goal is to create a tool for acquisition professionals to share samples of their best work and allow others to learn from and further improve upon those efforts.
This virtual training will be provided by Jonathan Evans, Product Owner, Project Manager and the SOW content manager for the Professional Services Category.