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Using Other Agencies' Contracts

The Department of Energy's (DOE) use of other agencies contracts has increased in recent years. Other agency contracts include Economy Act interagency agreements, Franchise Fund Organizations, Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC). These contracts, where used appropriately, provide DOE with effective vehicles to meet its contract requirements. To take full advantage of benefits that these contracts offer, DOE contracting professionals must ensure that the use of these contracts are in DOE's best interests, meet DOE's delivery, quality and cost requirements, and comply with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

GSA's "Get It Right" campaign has raised the visibility and interest in the use of other agency contracts across the Federal contracting community. Within DOE, it is critically important that contracting professionals understand the rules, best practices, and pitfalls associated with the use of other agency contracts and use the contracts only where appropriate.

Key Topics Include

  • GSA Federal Supply Schedule
  • Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC)
  • Economy Act Interagency Agreements
  • Other Funds-Out Interagency Agreements
  • Requirements and guidelines for use
  • Lessons learned from past abuses
  • Understanding potential vulnerabilities
  • Applying good business sense

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To supplement this training, please view Using Other Agencies' Contracts Power Point Presentation