The Service Contract Act (including FAR Subpart 22.10, Service Contract Labor Standards, and related regulations) contain some of the most challenging tasks a federal procurement agency faces at a time when it is increasingly outsourcing both simple and complex contracts for services. There are very unique and very separate responsibilities for offerors, awarded contractors, and federal contracting officers. Fair competition, fair and reasonable pricing, and compliant wage and benefit rates are critical in such labor-intensive procurements. And the tasks always begin with the agency-focused decisions of the contracting officer.
This Service Contract Labor Standards for Government Agencies training course is designed to address the specific responsibilities of federal contracting officers. It covers the solicitation processes, award, and administration of covered contracts, and provides federal agency personnel with a comprehensive text that covers more than regulations, Administration Review Board and federal court decisions, and the latest compliance issues from the Department of Labor. You will also learn how to evaluate and process contract price adjustments, process conformance requests, and SCLS contract management issues in our interactive in-class workshops.
Our instructors have more than 20 years of experience specifically advising federal agencies on contract labor issues, assisting in resolving labor standards conflicts between contractors and federal contracting officers, and providing agencies with the latest updates to both labor and labor-related procurement regulations.
You’ll Learn How To:
- Award and manage SCLS covered contracts and subcontracts
- Know when the Service Contract Act applies and when other labor laws apply
- Determine the information needed in solicitations and the timeliness needed for revisions
- Identify and obtain required information from an incumbent contractor to prepare a follow-on solicitation
- Present worker classifications within a solicitation and know the effect it has on each party’s liabilities
- Solicit for and administer a contract with multiple locations, labor laws, labor-hour pricing, and other complexities
- Outline the responsibilities and liabilities of each party involved in the audit of a contractor or subcontractor
- Handle the agency’s role in conformance requests from a contractor
- Know the unique responsibilities of a federal contracting officer for predecessor contract workers represented by a labor organization or union
- Evaluate offerors’ requests for price adjustments at each option, extension, and substantial change in scope
Who Should Attend:
- Contracting Officers and Specialists
- Procurement Managers and Supervisors
- Procurement Counsel
- Program Managers
- Project Officers
- Agency Labor Advisors
- Refreshments throughout the day
- Course materials and class exercises
A related course on the application and administration of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts is also available for federal procurement agency personnel, which is applicable to federal contracts requiring construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or works.
Course Number: GV33
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