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Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL)

VA FSS Training

 
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The VA Federal Supply Schedule Service is here to help!  Whether you are looking to buy from a VA Schedule contractor, are in the first stages of the VA Schedule process, or you’ve experienced great success as a VA FSS contractor,our goal is to provide you with the resources and training necessary to help you achieve the best value for your company and the government.

Webinars

We offer a monthly webinar designed for both our industry and Government audiences.  Hosted by a subject matter expert these webinars encompass topics relevant to the VA FSS program.  These events are hosted through Microsoft Lync. This application provides participants with access to a streamlined audio/video conferencing system and integrated instant messaging.  Find out more about Lync and how you can access future events!

2014 Webinar Schedule

April No awards: Common mistakes, best practices, and other advice

Download the draft presentation & the recently published No Award Checklist today!
Register today to ensure that you receive all of the draft materials before the event!
May A behind the scenes look at how we establish fair & reasonable pricing
June Contract deliverables & other post-award requirements
July Building your customer base: Market research & your VA Schedule contract
August Request for modifications: Getting it right the first time (non-65 I B contractors)
September Request for modification: Getting it right the first time (65 I B contractors)
October Putting together a compliant small business subcontracting plan
November The Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) & your FSS contract
December Navigating the FSS Web Portal & other online resources
January 2015 Solicitation proposals: Getting it right the first time

Archived Presentations

  • 2013 Webinar Archive File
    • FSS contract administration, including price list maintenance
    • Schedule Ordering procedures
    • OIG audit review process
    • Top 5 most important clauses found in every VA Schedule
    • Subcontracting plan submission, reporting, & maintenance
    • Public Law 102-585
    • Overview of new user guides
  • 2012 Webinar Archive File

VA Schedule Contractors

Whether you’re just getting started with the VA Schedules program or are a seasoned contractor the Schedule Contract Overview Library offers an understanding of the program from A–Z.  Download today to get up to speed on the basics of the Schedule program; how to successfully complete a solicitation proposal; submit a complete request for modification form; and provide all the required components of the Commercial Sales Practices documentation.  Additionally, check out all of the reasons your proposal may be returned to you without further consideration.

Government Customers

Download the VA Schedule Program Overview (Section 508 compliant version) Updated 1/2014 for a complete program overview, and up-to-date guidelines on ordering against a VA Schedule contract.  Additionally, learn which VA Schedules are mandatory use and why you should use the VA Schedule program to meet your all of your healthcare acquisition needs.  Check back often for new and updated training materials!

Check out the GSA MAS Desk Reference (Version 6) for additional guidance and instruction on using the multiple award schedules program!

The VA Federal Supply Schedule Service will provide webinar and in-person training for individual facilities upon request.  Email pmrs@va.gov for more information and to request training for your office!

Other Training Resources

GSA Interact & Online Training

GSA offers numerous in-person and virtual training sessions that provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of acquisition vehicles and policies.  Visit the Upcoming Training Session section of GSA Interact, as well as GSA’s YouTube channel and Schedule podcast offerings!

The GSA Vendor Support Center (VSC) training program includes the Pathways to Success class and SIP web training.  The VSC also provides information related to GSA Advantage!.  Registration is required for some online content.

Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides online training, webinars, podcasts, and a monthly web chat dedicated to supporting small businesses.  Other SBA resources include local counseling and in person training.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program is designed to help business succeed in competing in federal contracting.  The PTAC training calendar provides a complete listing of in-person training opportunities by state and region.  For additional information contact your local PTAC representative.