GSA Schedules for Government Personnel

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Do you need to better understand the process of federal acquisitions? Looking to save time and effort in your procurement processes? Join retired GSA Senior Procurement Analyst, Tommy Benton, for an expert and in-depth look at GSA Schedules from a government agency point of view.


“GSA Schedules for Government Personnel” is a special one-day workshop that focuses on how government agencies can best navigate the Schedules and the ordering process for supplies and services, including the use of Federal Supply Schedules and FAR Subpart 8.4. You’ll also learn what your ability is to limit sources, how to establish Schedule Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) and Contractor Team Arrangements (CTAs), and other unique elements of Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) that will expedite your agency’s contracting time for commercial procurements.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • Describe the MAS Program and its benefits and goals
  • Identify the similarities and differences between FAR Subpart 8.4 and FAR 15
  • Differentiate between the GSA e-Tools: GSA Advantage, GSA e-Library, GSA e-Buy
  • Recognize the benefits of Schedule BPAs and CTAs
  • Follow ordering guidelines and how to order from the GSA Schedule
  • Define order termination and closeout procedures
  • Understand what agency procurement professionals must know about contractor compliance

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for any Acquisition Professional within either civilian or military roles at all experience levels.

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Course materials

Speaker and Presenter Information

Tommy Benton is a retired Senior Procurement Analyst for the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service in the Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Policy Division. He served as the Chief of MAS Policy, where he developed and presented multiple training courses on the proper use of the MAS Program through online and classroom presentations. As a former DAWIA Level III Navy Contracting Officer and a member of the U.S. Navy Acquisition Professional Community, he also holds additional Level III certifications as FAC-C, FAC-COR, and FAC-PPM.

Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, GSA, NASA, FEMA, USAID, Federal Government, FDA

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Centre Law and Consulting
8300 Boone Blvd Suite 300
Tyson Corner, VA 22182
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