Management Concepts

Task and Delivery Order Contracting

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Feb 6—7, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 829
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Mar 26—27, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 829
USD 414 per day
Jul 23—24, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 829
USD 414 per day
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About the course

Task and delivery order contracts are adaptable and can be beneficial when an agency is unsure of its requirements. Choosing this contract instrument still requires the planning and other considerations associated with any contract type. You will gain an understanding of the planning, use, and administration of task and delivery orders, the variety of available contract vehicles, and the process for developing new task and delivery order contracts.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain when and how to use task and delivery order contracts and the rules that guide them
  • Select an appropriate contract vehicle to fulfill requirements for a specific acquisition
  • Use GSA Schedules correctly and innovatively
  • Place task and delivery orders using existing non-schedule contract vehicles
  • Describe the process to create task-order and delivery-order contracts
  • Administer task and delivery orders

Course Topics


  • Definitions
  • Contract vs. Order
  • Choices When Ordering
  • Summary
  • Exercises

Selecting an Appropriate Contract Vehicle Using Market Research

  • Selecting a Contract Vehicle
  • Market Research
  • Alternatives Analysis
  • Identifying an Appropriate Contract Vehicle
  • Planning Interagency Acquisitions
  • Summary
  • Exercise and Case Study

GSA Schedules

  • Overview
  • Rules that Govern GSA Schedules
  • Using GSA Schedules
  • Online Resources
  • Ordering Procedures: Supplies and Services With and Without a Statement of Work
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements
  • Contractor Team Arrangements
  • Summary
  • Case Studies

Placing Non-Schedule Task and Delivery Orders Using Existing Contracts

  • Importance of Scope
  • Placing Orders
  • Using Interagency Contract Vehicles
  • MAC/GWAC Program Managers Compact
  • Summary
  • Exercise and Case Studies

Developing Intra-Agency Task and Delivery Order Contracts

  • Contract Formation Considerations
  • Required Elements of the Solicitation and Contract
  • Contract Administration Challenges
  • Summary
  • Case Study

Administration of Task and Delivery Orders

  • Administration of Non-Schedule Orders
  • GSA Schedule Order Administration
  • Modifications, Cancellations, Terminations, and Disputes
  • Reporting Contractor Performance
  • Summary
  • Case Study

Who should attend

This course is designed for personnel involved in ordering or administering task or delivery orders against existing task or delivery order contracts or who are considering the award of new task and delivery order contracts.

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