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Remedial Design (RD): 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 RD task orders under the Design and Engineering Services (DES) suite of RAF contracts.

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

  • Understand the importance of early Remedial Design/Remedial Action (RD/RA) planning. The course discusses the importance of understanding how RA projects will be delivered to ensure the design task order is scoped and optimally executed.
  • Learn how to develop a RD project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an RD 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, consider the use of performance based acquisition approaches, and determine the most appropriate task order type based on these factors. This course will also discuss workload and funding considerations when assembling a RD task order.
  • Understand how to consider project-specific needs when completing the DES 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 do use the Standard Form 330 database to conduct market research to analyze small business set aside opportunities, how the use the key personnel contract clause, and how to assemble technical evaluation factors based on key project needs.
  • Develop an awareness of the steps and time necessary to conduct DES fair opportunity. The course discusses the two-part process of DES fair opportunity and, through the application of a case study, provides lessons learned and best management practices for review boards.
  • Gain general knowledge of how to administer RI/FS task orders under DES. This course discusses task order administration with a focus on the process and requirements for task order amendments, invoice review and approval, 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 RD 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 RD project.

This course is a 3-day course and is designed for RPMs, program support staff and management, and contracting officers who will be planning and competing a RD task order 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 Jodi McCarty (ICF) by telephone at 773-934-3091 or via e-mail at

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