Performance Based Service Acquisition Workshop

This course is available for On-Site Training only. We will bring this course to your agency or company.
We also offer this as Training & Facilitation. We will get your project started AND train your staff in EVM.
Contact Don Dickson, On-Site Training Manager at (301) 455-5633 or


This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

This training workshop is recommended for 24 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) toward DAWIA, FAC-C and FAC-P/PM requirements. For information on fulfilling core, elective and continuous learning requirements, Click here to view OMB Policy Letter.

Course Description

Performance Based Service Acquisition (PBSA) is a major mandate of effectively implementing acquisition reform throughout the government. Getting the needed buy-in not only from procurement officials, but from program and project managers and technical staff, is a major challenge. To achieve this, the benefits of developing performance based contracts need to outweigh the risks, costs and time of doing procurement in other ways. This workshop is thus presented to:

  • Increase facility with creating effective Performance Work Statements (PWSs) or Statements of Objectives (SOOs)
  • Empower stronger performance through creating and using a Performance Assessment Plan (formerly a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan)
  • Demonstrate PBSA’s benefits through direct connections to emerging buys
  • Discover incentives and performance management means of serving future buying needs better.
The results will connect with OMB Circulars and Best Practices. This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

Major topics help participants

  • Recognize what a poor Requirement Description is and why
  • Define and create a PWS or SOO for where they are most needed: new buys and Task Orders under existing contracts
  • Understand that a PWS or SOO is effective when it connects the parts to create a synergy of clear need and ties to the program
  • Use a consensus-based process to structure a Requirement Description and have it relate well to its cost estimate
  • Weave tighter threads among the PWS or SOO, Proposal Preparation Instructions, and Evaluation Criteria
  • Know when and how to select and incorporate Incentives in a PBSA and
  • Improve performance results through consistent involvement, stronger communication with and reviews of contractors, and active implementation of technical and procurement personnel.

Example Attendees Include

  • Program/Project Management Personnel
  • Contracting Officers
  • CORs and COTRs
  • Procurement Specialists/Analysts
  • Financial Managers