This three-day, elective course uses lecture, discussion, practical exercises, and case studies to teach contracting and project personnel how to write, review, and improve statements of work for studies, analysis, evaluations, management, professional support, and IT requirements. Included is instruction on developing evaluation factors and developing weights for those factors.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the importance of a clear, precise, well-written statement of work (SOW)

  • Distinguish between types of SOWs

  • Identify the four basic questions to be answered when developing a SOW

  • Describe basic requirements and language elements necessary to ensure a well-written SOW

  • Understand the importance of and basic purpose of the Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)

  • Identify the cost elements of a typical IGCE

  • Describe the process for identifying valid factors to be used for evaluation

  • Discuss the four main groups of evaluation factors that must be in the Request for Proposal (RFP)

  • Discuss the general rules of contract interpretation


Technical Requirements

Student are required to have a computer with internet access. 






3 Days

Writing Statements of Work

Course Dates




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    Manassas, Virginia

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