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Performance-Based Service Acquisition

This three-day, elective course will discuss the outcomes of the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), which generated increased agency use of performance-based acquisition (PBA) methods to ensure achievement of contractual objectives. This course includes the latest guidance and samples issued by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). The performance-based service acquisition (PBSA) process is covered in detail to provide in depth explanation of the benefits and challenges in this method of contracting. You will learn how PBSA contracting relates to program and procurement activities. In addition, this course will teach how to determine if a requirement is a candidate for the PBSA contracting method.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the history, purpose, and benefits of PBSA contracting
  • Explain performance work statements (PWSs)
  • Develop performance indicators, standards, and acceptable quality levels
  • Define the roles of various participants in the PBSA process
  • Identify positive and negative incentives used in performance-based contracting
  • Determine whether agency requirements are appropriate for the PBSA method

Pre-Requisites

None

Course ID

PBSA-EL

Length

3 or 5 Days

CLPs

Up to 40

Testimonials

“This course is very useful in our jobs. I highly recommend to others.” – 2020 acquisition team member

“The content about the acquisition lifecycle was easy to absorb!” – 2020 participant

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