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FAR Part 8: Advanced Issues in Multiple Award Schedules

This two-day, elective course will focus on how government agencies can best navigate GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) and the ordering process for supplies and services, based on FAR subpart 8.4. The course will provide you with information on how to use special features of the MAS Program to limit sources, establish Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), and Schedule Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs) that will expedite your agency’s contracting time for commercial procurements.

Learning Objectives

  • Locate and research FAR part 8 as a tool for contract decision making
  • Understand the regulations governing FAR part 8 and apply guidance in Multiple Award Schedules (MAS)
  • Identify national supply systems and determine how and when to use appropriately
  • Review the different contracting types and how to write a performance-based Statements of Work
  • Apply ordering procedures for MAS including justification, approvals, and performance metrics
  • Explain benefits and pitfalls of contractor team arrangements (CTAs)
  • Understand Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) and how and when to use them for products and services
  • Apply best-in-class acquisition planning practice to ensure compliance and best outcomes for government procurement

Pre-Requisites

None

Course ID

FAR8 MAS-EL

Length

2 Days

CLPs

16

Testimonials

“Great course to learn more about FAR part 8. It had relevant course materials that helped me streamline my work.” – 2019 participant

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