Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL)
VA FSS Training
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The VA Federal Supply Schedule Service is here to help! Whether you are looking to buy from a VA Schedule contractor, are in the first stages of the VA Schedule process, or you’ve experienced great success as a VA FSS contractor,our goal is to provide you with the resources and training necessary to help you achieve the best value for your company and the government.
We periodically offer webinars designed for both our industry and Government audiences. Hosted by subject matter experts these webinars encompass topics relevant to the VA FSS program. These events are hosted through Teams Meetings. This application provides participants with access to a streamlined audio/video conferencing system and integrated instant messaging. Find out more about Microsoft Teams Meetings and how you can access future events!
None at this time.
- Subcontracting Plan Preparation (PDF, 54 pages) [11/14/2023]
- Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) Reporting Guide for SSRs (PDF, 44 pages) [09/26/2023]
To assist prospective contractors in completing the solicitation proposal package, the Solicitation Assistance Library offers an overview of the FSS program along with how to successfully complete a solicitation proposal, including step-by-step guides to the Vendor Response and Commercial Sales Practices (CSP) sections. Additionally, we have provided a listing of the main reasons your proposal may be returned to you without further consideration.
To assist you with properly administering your VA FSS contract, the Schedule Contract Overview Library offers an understanding of the program from A–Z. Download today to get up to speed on the basics of the Schedule program, to learn how to submit a complete request for modification form, and to understand all the required components of the Commercial Sales Practices documentation.
Download the VA Schedule Program Overview (01/2014) for a complete program overview, and up-to-date guidelines on ordering against a VA Schedule contract. Additionally, learn which VA Schedules are mandatory use and why you should use the VA Schedule program to meet your all of your healthcare acquisition needs. Check back often for new and updated training materials!
Check out the GSA MAS Desk Reference for additional guidance and instruction on using the multiple award schedules program!
The VA Federal Supply Schedule Service will provide webinar and in-person training for individual facilities upon request. Email email@example.com for more information and to request training for your office!
GSA Interact & Online Training
GSA offers numerous in-person and virtual training sessions that provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of acquisition vehicles and policies. Visit the Upcoming Training Session section of GSA Interact, as well as GSA’s YouTube channel and Schedule podcast offerings!
The GSA Vendor Support Center (VSC) includes the SIP web training and information related to GSA Advantage!. Registration is required for some online content.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides online training, webinars, podcasts, and a monthly web chat dedicated to supporting small businesses. Other SBA resources include local counseling and in person training.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program is designed to help business succeed in competing in federal contracting. The PTAC training calendar provides a complete listing of in-person training opportunities by state and region. For additional information contact your local PTAC representative.