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FAR Part 8: Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts and Source Selection

This two-day, elective course will address FAR part 8, “Required Sources of Supplies and Services”, and how to consider it with Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs). You will examine methods and processes available that focus on efficiency and are much less complex, resource intensive, and costly. This course will cover common misconceptions regarding the various contract vehicles, discuss the flexibilities offered by use of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS), and review methods of providing offerors a fair opportunity to be considered. In doing so, you will examine flexibilities available as outlined in the FAR to improve the source selection and acquisition process.

Learning Objectives

  • Define, discuss, and implement the competitive source selection process under FAR part 8
  • Explain Best Value in relation to FAR subpart 8.4, “Federal Supply Schedules”, and FAR part 15, “Contracting by Negotiation”
  • Differentiate between FAR Subpart 8.4, 13, and 15 procedures
  • Understand flexibilities in Blanket Purchase Agreements and Simplified Acquisition Procedures
  • Learn how to provide offerors with a fair opportunity to be considered under multiple-award deliver and task order contracts
  • Develop process innovations that lead to less complex and costly source selections

Pre-Requisites

None

Course ID

FAR8 GWAC-EL

Length

2 Days

CLPs

16

Testimonials

“This course was great. Even though I’ve done FAR part 8.4 a few times in my career, I managed to learn a few new things!” – 2019 participant

“The case studies and review of GAO decisions pulled the class together.” – 2019 participant

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