Signing a Contract

Task Order Contracting

Course ID


Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)


Course Length

2 Days






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This two-day, elective course develops skills at establishing task and delivery order contracts and ordering against such contracts. The learning objectives are achieved through critiquing excerpts from sample solicitations for multiple award task order contracts; developing pre-negotiation positions on loaded labor rates for task order contracts; identifying requirements that may (and may not) be placed against sample task order contracts; critiquing statements of work, and other terms drafted for individual orders, based on government requirements and the terms of a sample task order contract; determining whether single source orders are proper under FAR 15.505(b)(2); determining whether an awardee may properly be considered for an order; developing or critiquing plans for multiphase evaluations/down selections based on government requirements and the terms of a sample task order contract; developing pre-negotiation positions on proposed prices of individual orders; and performing task order closeouts.

Learning Objectives

Establishing Task Order Contracts:
• Determine whether to establish task order contracts
• Draft statements of work for task order contracts
• Establish the basis for pricing offers
• Establish non-price factors for award
• Select the indefinite delivery vehicle
• Determine whether to make multiple awards
• Solicit and evaluate offers
Ordering Against Multiple Award Task Order Contracts:
• Determine whether a requirement may be ordered under the contract
• Draft a statement of work and other terms for the order
• Determine whether to consider all awardees for the order
• Determine which awardees (if any) to contact prior to placing an order
• Conduct exchanges with one or more of the awardees