Roadshow Training Seminars on the Proper Use of Non-DoD Contracts
The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), in partnership with GSA and DAU, is regionally conducting "Roadshow" training seminars entitled "Proper Use of Non-DoD Contracts." The three hour seminar is designed to ensure DoD personnel understand the proper way to use non-DoD contracts. Training seminars for the Washington, DC area are scheduled for July 13 and July 19 at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center (Concourse Level (Amphitheatre) 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004) from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. (http://www.itcdc.com/index.php). Seating for each session is limited to the first 600 registrants. Attendees will receive a certificate for three Continuous Learning credit hours. There is no charge($) for attending, however, registration is required. Supervisors approving attendence should direct their employees to register by email to email@example.com. The employee should provide their name, agency or company name, and e-mail address.
The target audience for this training is primarily the requirements community to include requirements officials and item managers, as well as program managers, financial managers, engineers, and logisticians. Contracting officers and legal counsel are also invited.
The OSD October 29, 2004 memorandum entitled "Proper Use of Non-DoD Contracts" prompted the need for a seminar designed for all members of the requirements and acquisition team. The seminar will help employees understand the policy, recent audit findings, scope determinations, competition requirements, bona fide need rule, contactor responsibility, training, data capture, unobligated balances, and A&E Services under Schedules. OSD and component policy and guidance, as well as other related resources, are available at Interagency Acquisition.
OSD is committed to providing DoD personnel with the necessary tools and resources they need to properly and successfully use non-DoD contracts to meet mission needs. Washington D.C. area organizations and supervisors are highly encouraged to have their employees (target audience above) take advantage of this excellent training opportunity.