November 05 - 06, 2009

Contracting for Services

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A comprehensive course on contracting for and performance of services for the Federal Government with full spectrum coverage from needs determination through contract closeout.

More than half of all Government contracts are service contracts and their use is increasing. That's reason enough for this course - to cover the rules and the practicalities in this complex area of procurement. But there is more. Service contracting is in the midst of dramatic change where new developments continue to unfold. This course examines the impact of those changes on your service contracting activities.

The course explains the basics of service contracting for those getting started and it includes coverage of new developments and emerging issues for those experienced in the field. It is a comprehensive course covering the full spectrum of service contracting from needs determination through contract closeout. Subjects include:

  • Performance-Based Services Acquisition
  • Service Contract Act developments
  • Legislation including the Service Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) and other regulatory developments
  • Results and recommendations of the Commercial Activities Panel report
  • Award-Term and incentives in service contracts
  • Increased use of the Federal Supply Schedule
  • Types of Service Contracts
  • Competing for Service Contracts
  • A-76 cost comparison analyses bid protest
  • Performance and Claims
  • Contract administration issues

Paul Debolt is the Course Director for this seminar.