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Performance-Based Statements of Work

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Dec 05 - Dec 07, 2017
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $879 O
Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $879 O
May 15 - May 17, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
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Jul 24 - Jul 26, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $879 O
Aug 21 - Aug 23, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
San Francisco , CA $879 O
Sep 18 - Sep 20, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $879 O
Dec 04 - Dec 06, 2018
08:30 - 16:30 , TUE-THU
Washington , DC $879 O
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Course overview

Avoid project failures, substandard services, delays in delivery and contract disputes by writing performance-based statements of work with effective quality assurance surveillance plans. A must for program and project personnel as well as contractors and auditors who need training in identifying inadequacies in statements of work. Learn a step-by-step method for writing effective task descriptions, performance standards, quality assurance surveillance plans and more.

Who should attend?

Anyone responsible for writing or reviewing statements of work or quality assurance surveillance plans for service contracts.

Learning outcomes

  • Discuss performance-based acquisition for services
  • Explain how to manage risks
  • Summarize the Seven Steps to Service Acquisition Process
  • Conduct a requirements analysis
  • Develop a performance requirements summary
  • Complete and critique a performance work statement
  • Explain the importance of quality assurance

Course outline

Syllabus -- Writing Performance-Based Statements of Work, ACQI8117D, Grad. School, USDA

DAY ONE OF THREE

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Statements of Work (SOW)
    Introduction to statements of work and roles and responsibilities of the contract team.
  • Lesson 2: Service Contracts
    History of the evolution of service contracts and PBSC. Vulnerabilities associated with personal services.
  • Lesson 3: Performance-Based Service Contracts
    How PBSC methodologies can be used to improve service contracting. Introduction to PBSC, what it is and its advantages.
  • Lesson 4: Requirements Analysis
    Receive background and instruction on each step of requirements analysis, the detailed analytical phase of developing a PBSOW. Practice each step in a practical exercise.

DAY TWO OF THREE

  • Continue with Lesson 4-Requirements Analysis

DAY THREE OF THREE

  • Lesson 5: Writing Performance-Based SOWs
    How to fold the outputs from all of the steps into a PBSOW.
  • Lesson 6: Quality Assurance
    Major contents of a surveillance plan, how to do surveillance once the plan is written and remedies for substandard performance.

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