The 2006 Federal Acquisition Summit

Venue: Arlington, VA

Location: Arlington, Virginia 22201, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 10, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 12, 2006
Registration Date: Oct 10, 2006
Early Registration Date: Sep 11, 2006
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Dear Government Contracting Official,

Many government contracts lack the ability to produce results and achieve agency goals. Often, these failures are attributed to lack of training and performance measures in government contracting. Performance-based contracting has long been used in the government, but has been mostly unsuccessful. With new initiatives and OMB mandating 40% performance-based contracts, the need for proper oversight has never been greater. Recently, the President’s Management Agenda has demanded an increase in “performancebased” contracts and has also rewritten the rules for contract requirements incorporating Earned Value Management and other Project Management Methodologies. But research and training are still necessary to successfully implement this arm of the PMA. To assist your agency in implementing these changes and requirements, The Performance Institute would like to invite you to the 2006 Federal Acquisition Summit on February 13 to 15, 2006.

New Initiatives and Legislation Have Altered the Acquisition Environment
The passage of the Service Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) in 2003 has presented many changes to the government procurement process. Other new initiatives such as GSA’s “Get It Right” are working to overcome obstacles and optimize the usage of performance-based acquisition vehicles. Training the federal acquisition workforce in the new procedures and contracting methods is essential to improving the procurement process and demonstrates a commitment for long term success. Due to these perpetual changes, you can’t miss the opportunity to attend this comprehensive conference to stay abreast of all acquisition updates.

Innovative Measures in Performance-Based Contracting
Performance-based acquisition strategies strive to adopt the best commercial practices and provide the means to reach world class commercial suppliers, gain greater access to technological innovations, maximize competition and obtain the best value to achieve greater savings and efficiencies. Align your measures to your agency’s broad contracting objectives for further cost savings and ensure a universal commitment toward common goals.

Challenges for Performance-Based Contracting in Government
One of the most important challenges facing agencies is the need for widespread adoption of performance-based acquisition in order to meet mission and program goals. However, other challenges such as monitoring and measuring contract performance, enhancing workforce skills and maintaining an ethical discipline have developed in recent times. The 7-step PBSA process also can be challenging because they are fi lled with discussions of work breakdown structures, quality assurance plans and contractor surveillance. Provide yourself and your agency with new insight into developing a contract that actually defines the goals of the contract and provides for improved accountability and communication among the players in the contracting process.

Don’t Miss this Opportunity to Acquire the Knowledge You Need at One Comprehensive Source!
Attend the “7 Step PLUS” workshop of performance-based service acquisition and learn how to implement these steps into your agency’s acquisition plan. Topics discussed will go beyond the theory of PBSA and get to the real examples of performance-based acquisition innovations in government. Turn to the leaders in PBSA to ensure you are fully prepared for the future by attending the 2006 Federal Acquisition Summit!

Please register by calling 703-894-0481 or online.


Tara Shuert
Director of Education Services
The Performance Institute


The Performance Institute, 1515 North Courthouse Rd., Suite 600
Virginia 22201
United States

Additional Information

Venue The 2006 Federal Acquisition Summit will be held at the Performance Institute in Arlington, VA, just one block east of the Courthouse Metro stop on the Orange Line. A public parking garage is located just inside of the building. The Performance Institute 1515 North Courthouse Rd., Suite 600 Arlington, VA 22201 703-894-0481 Hotel A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge for the prevailing government per diem rate of $153. Please call the hotel directly to use code ILCORPER when making reservations at the hotel. The hotel is conveniently located one block from the Rosslyn Metro station. Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge 1900 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209 1-800-368-3408