COR Toolkit

The Contracting Officer Representative Toolkit is a knowledge base tool, developed by a Spring 2020 LEAP team in partnership with FAI. Some of the links provided require an additional user ID and password to access the material.

Acquisition Gateway

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Use the Gateway to connect with resources, tools and each other to improve your acquisition experience! Check out the 80+ step by step guides and 12+ videos resources to learn how to use the different tools available to CORs. You must be registered and log into the Acquisition Gateway to access these resources.

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Discovery is a market research tool that helps you explore GSA services contracts, vendors, and vendor contract history to determine whether a GSA contract can meet your needs.

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The Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) creation tool allows individuals to build an IGCE using fully loaded labor rates from the CALC Tool, you can now easily build up your own labor rates by selectively adding indirect costs to base labor rate(s) you enter yourself. You can now selectively add indirect rates to nonlabor items (e.g. travel, materials), including the addition of a Materials & Subcontract (M&S) rate. A complete audit trail is downloadable for any CALC rates used in creating an estimate.

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The tool establishes a database that provides buying agencies with transparency into the prices paid by other agencies at the task or delivery order level.

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Here you will find tools that will help you find data related to acquisition and category management spend, pricing, and market research information. The page is organized by Data & Dashboards Pricing Tools, and Research Tools tabs to help you easily find information to conduct market research, build an Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), create a Cost and Price Analysis, and more.

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The Best-In-Class (BIC) Research Tool helps you identify and compare available Best-in-Class solutions to find the best one for your needs. The tool is a Government-wide designation for acquisition solutions that can be used by multiple agencies and that satisfy key criteria defined by the White House Office of Management and Budget. This page consolidates BIC Program-related articles and solutions posted in the Acquisition Gateway

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The Green Procurement Compilation (GPC) is a comprehensive green purchasing resource designed for federal contracting personnel and program managers

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The Contract-Awarded Labor Category (CALC) tool helps federal contracting officers and others find awarded prices to use in negotiations for labor contracts. It offers ceiling prices, fully burdened costs, services data, and worldwide rates.

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GSA's eBuy-Open, is a web platform that provides access to all electronic Requests for Quote (RFQ) /Proposal (RFP) submitted through the GSA eBuy system from FY14 forward. A variety of data filtering, formatting and reporting features are available to analyze the data

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This tool provides a nationwide dashboard of upcoming federal contracting opportunities. All projected procurements are subject to revision or cancellation.

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The Laptop Desktop Finder helps acquisition professionals make pricing and market research evaluations; compare workstation specs and explore how memory, OS, and accessory selection impact configuration prices.

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The Project Center allows you to manage your acquisition research, documents, and timelines. You can collect resources from across the Gateway apps and upload your own documents in one central location to build and share your acquisition package with your team!

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Solutions Finder will make your decision easier by providing visibility into the many offerings available from other agencies. Once you’ve narrowed it down to your ‘short-list’, you can compare them side-by-side to see what makes the most sense for your specific acquisition.

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This guide, geared toward the greater acquisition community (especially program offices), breaks down performance-based service acquisition into eight steps. The steps cover each aspect of a performance-based acquisition.

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Some useful tips and resources on PWS writing. See also the Performance Work Statement (PWS) Writing Tips - Handout for the companion training session handout. Delivered to a DoD audience, but many of the tips and resources have broader applicability.

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FAR References

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FAR

Federal Acquisition Regulation available on Acquisition.Gov

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Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)

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Ethics, Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest

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Competition Requirements

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Acquisition Planning

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RFQ requirements

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Market research procedures

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Describing Agency Needs

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Current simplified acquisition threshold (SAT) and procedures

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Contracting by negotiation

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Best value continuum

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RFP Requirements

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Source selection planning

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Fixed-price contract on your project

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Cost-reimbursement contract

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Time-and-materials contract

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Labor-hour contract

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Payment Documentation and Process (Invoices)

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Performance Work Statement

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