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Statement of Work (SOW) Workshop

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The Statement of Work (SOW) can make or break an acquisition. Writing an effective SOW is essential to achieving best value. Not only will you practice writing each part of the SOW through a hands-on workshop, but you will also examine a SOW from a contractor’s perspective. You will learn best practices, analyze legal cases, and recognize the impact your work has on cost, schedule, and quality. You will leave equipped with the ability to write a SOW that reflects actual requirements, elicits competitive proposals, and guides contractor performance.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze a mission need to determine the actual requirements
  • Select an appropriate SOW type that satisfies the government requirements
  • Describe all aspects of the work to be done in a way that will be understood by offerors
  • Write a SOW that is free from ambiguities and will result in responsive, competitive proposals
  • Evaluate the impact of a SOW on achieving best value throughout the acquisition process

Course Topics

Overview of Statements of Work

  • PowerPoint Slides

Defining the Requirement

  • PowerPoint Slides

Describing the Work in Detail

  • PowerPoint Slides

Writing the SOW

  • PowerPoint Slides

Living with Your SOW

  • PowerPoint Slides

Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals assigned to write or review SOWs.