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 Join our 2024 MAS Basic Training and GSA and VA Schedule Contract Training for In-House Counsel Courses!

The Coalition has hit the ground running in 2024 with a multitude of webinars, trainings, and committee meetings, but perhaps none excite us more than bringing back our MAS Basic Training: The Nuts & Bolts and our GSA and VA Schedule Contracting Training for In-House Counsel courses. We are proud to refresh and relaunch these courses at the end of February following a brief pause during COVID-19. This year members will also be able to attend virtually for the first time ever.

On February 27, at Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington, DC, we will hold our MAS Basic Training: The Nuts & Bolts – an intensive, one-day training workshop that teaches the basics of the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program. Topics covered during the training will include:

  • The GSA Schedules Program: An Entry Point to Government Contracting 
  • Obtaining Your GSA Schedule or Schedule Modification, along with Option Extensions
  • Navigating the Price Negotiation Process
  • Better Understanding of Management and Compliance of the Price Reduction Clause
  • Schedule e-Tools: Tips on Competing and Winning Through the GSA Schedule Program
  • The Keys to Understanding the Task Order Competition
  • Audits – How to Prepare and What They Mean in the Current Market
  • Ethics and Schedule Business – How to and How Not to Conduct Federal Business
  • Small Business Issues and Considerations

We are thrilled to have numerous subject matters experts as instructors for this course, including-

You can register to attend our MAS Basic Training: The Nuts & Bolts in person (recommended!) or virtually HERE.

On February 28, again at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, we will hold our GSA and VA Schedule Contracting Training for In-House Counsel course. This course is designed for lawyers and contract managers with significant contract management and compliance responsibilities with GSA and/or VA Schedule contracts. Our subject matter experts and presenters for the day will be- 

During the training, Jason, Lorraine, and Addie will cover the following topics and more:

  • Pricing – Transactional Data Reporting (TDR)/Commercial Sales Practices (CSP)
  • Domestic Preferences
  • Supply Chain
  • Enforcement/Mandatory Disclosure/Ethics
  • Sustainability Requirements/Policy
  • Bid Protests Update

After successfully completing this course, you will receive 6 CLE credits, while also gaining an understanding of GSA/VA’s most favored customer pricing policy and major requirements of the government solicitation, current audit/oversight procedures, current GSA Schedule Price Negotiation Priorities; and how the GSA/VA Schedule can impact your company’s bottom line.  Additionally, you will be able to advise your in-house clients regarding topics such as disclosure of company records, establishing management and compliance processes, establishing ethics programs and mandatory disclosure, avoiding penalties, and identifying resources to assist with continuing legal support of your internal GSA/VA Schedule programs.

We highly recommend you attend this course if you have significant Schedule contracting experience or are a contract attorney. If you serve as in-house counsel for current GSA/VA Schedule contractors and/or companies considering becoming a GSA/VA Schedule contractor, advise clients with GSA/VA Schedule contracts, are contract managers with MAS experience, or compliance personnel, you can benefit from this advanced course.

Register to attend our GSA and VA Schedule Contracting Training for In-House Counsel in person (recommended!) or virtually HERE.

We hope you are as enthusiastic as we are about once again offering these two critical courses for members. If you have any questions or need assistance with registrations, please contact Matt Cahill, Vice President of Membership and Marketing, at or 202-315-1054.  We look forward to your participation!

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