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Oversight Support: Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
10/16/2018 - 10/18/2018
Chicago, IL

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 LTRA 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 a LTRA 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.*
 


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1777&classid=7869

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility (RI/FS): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
11/27/2018 - 11/29/2018
Dallas, TX

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, and administer RI/FS task orders under the Design and Engineering Services (DES) suite of RAF contracts.

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

  • Learn how to develop a RI/FS project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an RI/FS 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 multi-phase RI/FS 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 RI/FS 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 RI/FS 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 RI/FS 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.*
 


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1778&classid=7871

Long Term Response Action (LTRA): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
01/29/2019 - 01/31/2019
San Francisco, CA

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, and administer LTRA 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 a LTRA project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an LTRA 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 a multi-phase LTRA task order.
  • Understand how to consider project-specific needs when completing the ESO 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 technical evaluation factors based on key project needs and task order procurement approach.
  • Develop an awareness of the steps and time necessary to conduct ESO fair opportunity. The course discusses the ESO fair opportunity process and provides lessons learned and best management practices for review boards.
  • Gain general knowledge of how to administer LTRA task orders under ESO. 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 LTRA 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 LTRA project.

This course is a 3-day course and is designed for Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), program support staff and management, and contracting officers who will be planning and competing a LTRA 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.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1779&classid=7873

Remedial Design (RD): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
02/05/2019 - 02/07/2019
Seattle, WA

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.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1780&classid=7875

Oversight Support: Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
03/19/2019 - 03/21/2019
Philadelphia, PA

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 LTRA 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 a LTRA 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.*
 


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1777&classid=7870

Introduction to Remedial Action Management when using EPA Contracts
04/29/2019 - 05/03/2019
Boston, MA

Introduction to Remedial Action (RA) Management when using EPA contracts is an intermediate level course that provides a comprehensive examination of the technical, contracting, and regulatory requirements that the Superfund Remedial Program, specifically Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), must address as they plan for and oversee the execution on remedial action projects at Superfund sites under EPA contracts.

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

  • Gain an understanding of why RA management requirements have changed for work executed under EPA contracts. This course explains how the Agency is fundamentally restructuring the way the Superfund program procures and manages remedial action services. The EPA program is now directly responsible for the necessary oversight and on-site surveillance to ensure the RA contractor provides the Agency with a quality project that is executed in accordance with the design plans and specifications.
  • Understand RA management requirements and how EPA management effort can be tailored for different types of RA projects. This course introduces the "four elements" of RA management: construction quality assurance, submittal management, health and safety oversight, and RA contract management. In addition, the course will discuss how scope and level of management effort for each element must be tailored to the technical requirements and contracting strategy for the RA project.
  • Understand the importance of assembling an RA management team early in the remedial design process. This course discusses how RA planning must start during the remedial design process and focuses on the concept of developing an RA management team. In addition, this course will provide the attendees with an understanding of what external and internal resources, such as EPA Headquarters, other Federal Agencies, States/Tribes, or contractors, may be accessed by the EPA to supplement the Region’s RA management team resources.
  • Apply the knowledge gained during the course. Participants take part in several activities that give them the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to realistic situations that reflect the real-life experiences of RPMs working in the Superfund program.

This course is a 4 1/2 day course and is designed for RPMs, program support staff, and Superfund program managers who will be implementing an RA project under EPA contracts in the next 12 months. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. It is strongly encouraged that attendees take this course early in the remedial design process to ensure they have the appropriate time resources to scope RA requirements and assemble a RA management team.

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


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1781&classid=7877

Long Term Response Action (LTRA): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
05/14/2019 - 05/16/2019
Lenexa, KS

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, and administer LTRA 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 a LTRA project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an LTRA 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 a multi-phase LTRA task order.
  • Understand how to consider project-specific needs when completing the ESO 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 technical evaluation factors based on key project needs and task order procurement approach.
  • Develop an awareness of the steps and time necessary to conduct ESO fair opportunity. The course discusses the ESO fair opportunity process and provides lessons learned and best management practices for review boards.
  • Gain general knowledge of how to administer LTRA task orders under ESO. 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 LTRA 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 LTRA project.

This course is a 3-day course and is designed for Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), program support staff and management, and contracting officers who will be planning and competing a LTRA 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.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1779&classid=7874

Remedial Investigation/Feasibility (RI/FS): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
06/11/2019 - 06/13/2019
Denver, CO

This course is a training and practical applications course that provides a comprehensive overview and instruction of how to plan, compete, and administer RI/FS task orders under the Design and Engineering Services (DES) suite of RAF contracts.

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

  • Learn how to develop a RI/FS project delivery strategy. The course discusses how to determine the most optimal project delivery for an RI/FS 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 multi-phase RI/FS 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 RI/FS 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 RI/FS 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 RI/FS 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.*
 


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1778&classid=7872

Remedial Design (RD): Planning, Competing and Administering Task Orders Under the EPA Remedial Acquisition Framework (RAF) Contracts
07/16/2019 - 07/18/2019
Boston, MA

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.*


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1780&classid=7876

Introduction to Remedial Action Management when using EPA Contracts
08/19/2019 - 08/23/2019
Chicago, IL

Introduction to Remedial Action (RA) Management when using EPA contracts is an intermediate level course that provides a comprehensive examination of the technical, contracting, and regulatory requirements that the Superfund Remedial Program, specifically Remedial Project Managers (RPMs), must address as they plan for and oversee the execution on remedial action projects at Superfund sites under EPA contracts.

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

  • Gain an understanding of why RA management requirements have changed for work executed under EPA contracts. This course explains how the Agency is fundamentally restructuring the way the Superfund program procures and manages remedial action services. The EPA program is now directly responsible for the necessary oversight and on-site surveillance to ensure the RA contractor provides the Agency with a quality project that is executed in accordance with the design plans and specifications.
  • Understand RA management requirements and how EPA management effort can be tailored for different types of RA projects. This course introduces the "four elements" of RA management: construction quality assurance, submittal management, health and safety oversight, and RA contract management. In addition, the course will discuss how scope and level of management effort for each element must be tailored to the technical requirements and contracting strategy for the RA project.
  • Understand the importance of assembling an RA management team early in the remedial design process. This course discusses how RA planning must start during the remedial design process and focuses on the concept of developing an RA management team. In addition, this course will provide the attendees with an understanding of what external and internal resources, such as EPA Headquarters, other Federal Agencies, States/Tribes, or contractors, may be accessed by the EPA to supplement the Region’s RA management team resources.
  • Apply the knowledge gained during the course. Participants take part in several activities that give them the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills and knowledge to realistic situations that reflect the real-life experiences of RPMs working in the Superfund program.

This course is a 4 1/2 day course and is designed for RPMs, program support staff, and Superfund program managers who will be implementing an RA project under EPA contracts in the next 12 months. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. It is strongly encouraged that attendees take this course early in the remedial design process to ensure they have the appropriate time resources to scope RA requirements and assemble a RA management team.

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


For more information, please visit http://www.trainex.org/classdetails.cfm?courseid=1781&classid=7878