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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 OS task orders under the Environmental Services and Operations (ESO) or Design and Engineering (DES) suite of RAF contracts.

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

  • Understand what RAF contract is best suited for Oversight Support (OS) project needs. The course discusses the difference between the ESO and DES suites of contracts and outline in what circumstances to use each suite for OS projects.
  • Learn how to develop a 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 and DES contracts. Last, this course will also discuss workload and funding considerations when assembling a 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, for each this course will explain how to use the key personnel contract clause, how to use the Standard Form (SF)-330 database for DES task orders, 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 and 2-step DES fair opportunity processes 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 DES and 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 will be planning and competing an OS 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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