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Course overview

Performance-based acquisition (PBA) is a proven method for obtaining better contractor performance, improved mission achievement, greater customer satisfaction and cost savings. Gain a broad overview of the essential concepts and tasks associated with conducting a successful performance-based acquisition to become a more valuable member of the acquisition team.

Who should attend?

All members of multi-functional, performance-based acquisition teams, including but not limited to the contracting officer/contract specialist, program/project manager, contracting officer's representative (COR) and any other personnel involved in, or who might be called on to participate in, an agency PBA team.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the legal and regulatory framework for performance-based acquisition
  • Describe the current performance-based acquisition environment
  • Describe the "Seven Steps to Performance-Based Service Acquisition" process
  • Identify essential elements associated with each of the seven steps to ensure effective application of performance-based methods
  • Apply the performance-based acquisition process to acquisitions
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for agencies in effectively implementing performance-based methods

Course outline

DAY 1
Introductions and Course Overview
Lesson 1. Legal, Policy and Regulatory Requirements
Lesson 2. The Current Performance-Based Acquisition Environment

DAY 2
Lesson 3. Seven Steps to Performance-Based Service Acquisition
Lesson 4. Lessons Learned and Best Practices

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