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ESO Oversight Support: Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
Hosted by U.S. EPA

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, and administer oversight support (OS) task orders under the Environmental Services and Operations (ESO) suite of RAF contracts.

By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:

Learn how to develop an OS project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an OS project with a focus on comprehensive and thorough project planning. This course will highlight the importance of assembling and project team and using risk management to develop project requirements and consider the use of performance based acquisition approaches. In addition, this course will discuss different procurement approaches and task order types available under the ESO contract. Last, this course will also discuss workload and funding considerations when assembling an OS task order.

Understand how to consider project-specific needs when completing the Task Order Initiation Form. The course focuses on the elements of the task order initiation form that are critical in project-specific planning. Specifically, this course will explain how to use the key personnel contract clause and how to write or assemble technical evaluation factors based on key project needs, task order procurement approach, and the suite of contracts being used.

Develop an awareness of the steps and time necessary to conduct fair opportunity. The course discusses the ESO fair opportunity process and provides lessons learned and best management practices for review boards for each process.

Gain general knowledge of how to administer OS task orders. This course discusses task order administration under ESO with a focus on the process and requirements for task order amendments for each contract, invoice review and approval procedures, and how to evaluate contractor performance.

Apply the knowledge gained during the course. Participants are encouraged to attend their course with their project team and bring an actual OS project to the course. Participants will take part in several breakout sessions that will provide them an opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to their OS project.

This course is a 3-day course and is designed for Remedial Program Managers (RPMs), program support staff and management, and contracting officers who are part of an Integrated Project Team (IPT) that will be planning and competing an OS task order under the ESO contract in the next twelve months. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES, STATES, TRIBES, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. It is strongly encouraged that all attendees be knowledgeable on the basics of RAF and have preferably taken RAF 101.

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Important Notice: Due to the content presented during a CEC course and the restrictions in place for non-citizens to enter federal buildings, international attendees are not permitted to attend CEC courses.

For general information contact Austin Oelschlager (ICF) by telephone at 703-251-0350 or via e-mail at

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