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Writing Performance-Based Statements of Work

Course Length: 2 days
Classroom Hours: 16 hours

Course Purpose

The two-day session provides key actions for writing performance-based SOWs, including detailed, practical guidance on the development and use of performance-based work statements as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. It is suitable for all personnel involved in the acquisition process, including Contracting Officers, Project Officers, COTRs, and other Program personnel. The coverage includes an overview of the process, the linkage of sections of the contract, setting performance requirements, and the hands-on opportunity to review agency-specific problems and situations.

AMCI offers volume discounts and discounts to government customers. Course prices listed are for Washington DC-based course offerings. Please contact AMCI for further information about our pricing or to receive a price quote for your organization's training needs.
Course Length: 2 days*
CLPs: 16
Cost: Call
  • Introduce performance-based contracting concepts, definitions, and requirements
  • Improve the participant's ability to prepare performance-based statements of work and requests for proposal
  • Improve the project team's ability to conduct source selections for procurements that use performance-based contracting concepts
  • Discuss performance monitoring and contract administration of performance-based contracts and task orders
  • Course Opening, Introductions, and Expectations
    • Benefits of Performance-Based Contracts
    • Overview of the PBSOW Life-Cycle
    • Course Learning Objectives
    • Learning Objectives of the Participants
  • Performance-Based Contracting: Definition and Requirements
    • Performance-Based Contracting Defined
    • Characteristics of Performance-Based Contracting
    • Specifications, Statements of Work, and Statements of Objectives
    • Performance-Based "Grammar"
    • Defining the Goal: Objectives, Measures, and Standards
    • Writing the Statement of Work: POWER
    • Special Topic: Converting Existing Statements of Work
  • Performance-Based Contracting and the Acquisition Process
    • Source Selection
    • Contract Award
  • Contract Monitoring and Administration
    • Contract Kick-Off
    • Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Effective Administration of PBSOWs

Contact Laurie Roberts at for more information or to schedule this or any of AMCI's other Professional Acquisition and Contracting Training Series courses.

Please Note: AMCI does not offer generic open-enrollment courses. We specialize in tailoring on-site training for each Federal agency or private-sector firm.

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