Boot Camp for VA Schedules-Virtual

This event qualifies for 12 CPEs

This event qualifies for 12 CLPs

Whether you are new to VA’s FSS Program, or have already tapped into this market, the Boot Camp for VA Schedules provides an excellent introduction for the uninitiated and great refresher for even experienced VA FSS contract holders.


In response to COVID-19 pandemic, Centre Law and Consulting is for the first time offering this two-day class virtually—participate and learn remotely from a healthy, safe and secure environment avoiding the stress and concerns caused by today’s travel and interacting in a group setting.  You can even wear your bedroom slippers to this training!


This fast-paced two-day training provides participants with—


  • An overview of VA’s nine schedules focusing on issues unique to VA schedules; sales and three-year trends through Fiscal Year 2019
  • VA organizational structure/buying activities
  • Special procurement authorities unique to VA and how they impact VA FSS
  • Micropurchases and the SmartPay™ Card/Program
  • Impact of VA’s Med/Surg Prime Vendor Program on FSS
  • Trade Agreements Act & Commercial Items
  • Service Contract Labor Standards
  • Preparation and submission of commercial sales practices (CSPs), identifying and disclosing Most Favored Customer (MFC) pricing
  • Solicitation documents, offer preparation, identifying and proposing a tracking customer
  • Proposal submission
  • VA Office of Inspector General Pre-Award Audits
  • Negotiations
  • Contract Award/FSS Authorized Price List/Schedules Input Program (SIP)
  • Socioeconomic procurement preference program issues and small business subcontracting plans/administration
  • Understanding and maintaining award ratios
  • The Price Reduction Clause
  • Schedule management/administration–FSS Sales Reporting—Industrial Funding Fee Remittance; change of name/ownership—Novation Agreements
  • VETS-4212 Reporting Requirement
  • Order placement against the schedules
  • Request for Modifications (RFMs)
  • Full Term Contract Extension Packages
  • Post-award audits and investigations
  • E-commerce tools
  • Marketing your schedule contract
  • Contract closeout

Speaker and Presenter Information

Wayne Simpson

Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Veterans Affairs, Federal Government, State & Local Government

Event Type

This event has no exhibitor/sponsor opportunities

Tue-Wed, Oct 6-7, 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm ET

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