GSA

GSA Approved SINs for Professional Services Schedule (PSS)

871-1 STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS/ACTIVITIES

Services required under this SIN involve the definition and interpretation of high-level organizational engineering performance requirements such as projects, systems, missions, etc., and the objectives and approaches to their achievement.

Typical associated tasks include, but are not limited to an analysis of mission, program goals and objectives, requirements analysis, organizational performance assessment, special studies and analysis, training, privatization and outsourcing.

Example: The evaluation and preliminary definition of new and/or improved performance goals for navigation satellites – such as launch procedures and costs, multi-user capability, useful service life, accuracy and resistance to natural and man made electronic interference.

871-2 CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT AND REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS

Services required under this SIN involve abstract or concept studies and analysis, requirements definition, preliminary planning, the evaluation of alternative technical approaches and associated costs for the development or enhancement of high level general performance specifications of a system, project, mission or activity.

Typical associated tasks include, but are not limited to requirements analysis, cost/cost-performance trade-off analysis, feasibility analysis, regulatory compliance support, technology conceptual designs, training, privatization and outsourcing.

Example: The development and analysis of the total mission profile and life cycle of the improved satellite including examination of performance and cost tradeoffs.

871-3 SYSTEM DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND INTEGRATION

Services required under this SIN involve the translation of a system (or subsystem, program, project, activity) concept into a preliminary and detailed design (engineering plans and specifications), performing risk identification/analysis/mitigation, traceability, and then integrating the various components to produce a working prototype or model of the system.

Typical associated tasks include, but are not limited to computer-aided design, design studies and analysis, high level detailed specification preparation, configuration management and document control, fabrication, assembly and simulation, modeling, training, privatization and outsourcing.

Example: The navigation satellite concept produced in the preceding stage will be converted to a detailed engineering design package, performance will be computer simulated and a working model will be built for testing and design verification.

 

871-4 TEST AND EVALUATION

Services required under this SIN involves the application of various techniques demonstrating that a prototype system (subsystem, program, project or activity) performs in accordance with the objectives outlined in the original design.

Typical associated tasks include, but are not limited testing of a prototype and first article(s) testing, environmental testing, independent verification and validation, reverse engineering, simulation and modeling (to test the feasibility of a concept), system safety, quality assurance, physical testing of the product or system, training, privatization and outsourcing.

Example: The navigation satellite working model will be subjected to a series of tests which may simulate and ultimately duplicate its operational environment.

871-6 ACQUISITION AND LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT

Services required under this SIN involve all of the planning, budgetary, contract and systems/program management execution functions required to procure and/or produce, render operational and provide life cycle support (maintenance, repair, supplies, engineering specific logistics) to technology-based systems, activities, subsystems, projects, etc.

Typical associated tasks include, but are not limited to operation and maintenance, program/project management, technology transfer/insertion, training, privatization and outsourcing.

Example: During this stage the actual manufacturing, launch, and performance monitoring of the navigation satellite will be assisted through project management, configuration management, reliability analysis, engineering retrofit improvements and similar functions.

How to Buy

GSA schedules offer federal agencies a streamlined and simplified procurement process. Procurement paperwork is minimized and the procurement process timeline is short. All federal agencies and their approved contractors may use GSA schedules to procure services.

Each GSA schedule has been competitively awarded. It is a contract with the US Government for broad categories of services. Services are catalogued at fixed labor rates. The established hourly rates on GSA schedules have already been determined to be "fair and reasonable" by the Government.

There is no need to advertise in the Commerce Business Daily or to coordinate with anyone outside your own agency. Each agency has contract procedures to follow when using the GSA streamlined and simplified procurement process; see FAR 8.4 for details.

Here is an overview of the steps to procure services via a GSA Schedule:

1. You develop a simplified package of documents regarding a desired service (such as Statement of Work, schedule, and evaluation criteria).

2. You provide the package of documents and funding requirements to your internal Contracts Office.

3. Your Contracts Office develops and issues an RFP/RFQ to prospective offer(s).

4. Offer(s) develop their proposal(s)/quote(s).

5. The Contracting Officer evaluates offer(s) and makes an award.

6. The Contracting Officer issues a task order.

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GSA Approved Rates for ERC Services

Labor Category Hourly Rate*
Program Manager $127.93
Project Manager $99.30
Engineer IX $183.37
Engineer VIII $153.52
Engineer VII $132.20
Engineer VI $119.31
Engineer V $106.05
Engineer IV $89.92
Engineer III $76.44
Engineer II $67.44
Engineer I $58.45
Subject Matter Expert $216.21
Engineering Specialist II $101.39
Engineering Specialist I $76.44
Engineering Technician IV $74.36
Engineering Technician III $61.24
Engineering Technician II $49.46
Engineering Technician I $40.47
Technical Specialist II $84.06
Technical Specialist I $66.36
Technical Coordinator $53.95
Engineering Aide $38.02
Program Control $53.95
Technical Writer/Graphics $53.95
Administrative Assistant $38.02

* Rates are for work in ERC facilities and are valid through 2/14/2017. New rates will be posted in February 2017.

ERC Labor Category Definitions Associated with GSA Approved Rates

Category Education* Min Experience** Description
Program Manager BS 16 years related experience, 8 in program management Directs and coordinates all activities within a major program of the company so as to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations
Project Manager BS 12 years related experience, 4 in project management. Directs and coordinates all activities within a major project or a part of a program of the company so as to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operati ons.
Engineer IX PhD 16 Performs professional work in research , development , design , testing , analysis , production , construction , maintenance , operation , planning , survey , estimating , application , or standardization of engineering facilities , systems , structures , processes , equipment , devices , or materials , requiring knowledge of the science and art by which , natural resources , and power are made useful.
Engineer VIII PhD 12
Engineer VII BS 15
Engineer VI PhD 8
Engineer V BS 10
Engineer IV BS 7
Engineer III BS 4
Engineer II BS 2
Engineer I BS 0
Subject Matter Expert BS/MS/PhD or sufficient qualifying experience Varies Performs highly skilled professional work in research , development , design , testing , analysis , production , construction , maintenance , operation , planning , survey , estimating , application , or standardization of engineering facilities , systems , structures , processes , equipment , devices , or materials , requiring acknowledged specialized knowledge of the sc ience and art by which , natural resources , and power are made useful
Engineering Specialist II BS 10 Analyzes and resolves research , engineering , technical , scientific , business or management problems. Gathers requirements and information from users , defines work problems , and if feasible , plans , designs , and directs the implementation of an automated syste m and procedures to resolve the problems.
Engineering Specialist I BS 4
Engineering Technician IV AS 16 Provides technical support to engineers working in such areas as research , design , development , testing or manufacturing process improvements. Works f rom schematics , diagrams , engineering drawings , written and verbal descriptions or defined plans t o perform installation , assembly , testing , and trouble shooting functions on electronic or mechan ical components , equipment or systems
Engineering Technician III AS 12
Engineering Technician II AS 8
Engineering Technician I AS 4
Engineering Aide HS Diploma 0 Assists engineers and technicians in performing their tasks and assignments. R equires a High School Diploma or its equivalent , and the ability to gain and apply knowledge of the commonly-used concepts , practices and procedures for a particular engineerin g discipline or work area. Works under immediate supervision , relying on specific instructions and pre-established gu idelines to perform job functions.
Technical Specialist II BS 10 Performs activities involved in planning , administering , advising , and/or conducting professional work in one or more specialties such as development , operations , safety and environment issues of specialized projects or facilities; space or military mission operations; financial management (e.g. , cost accounting , pension administration , etc. ) ; administrative activities (e.g. , personnel , procurement , contract administration , safety , security , etc. )
Technical Specialist I BS 6
Technical Coordinator BS 5
Program Control BS 5
Technical Writer/Graphics BA 2 Performs writing , editing and/or rewriting of technical reports and d ocuments for approval of author. Determines consistency and clarity of style within tec hnical reports. Usually works without direct daily supervision , but is in regular contact with technical staff to cla rify meaning , format and style of their work.
Administrative Assistant AS 3 Performs general administrative and clerical duties n ecessary to meet needs of the department , and assumes responsibility for other duties based on degree of knowledge of department operations , such as: prepares designated reports for management; r esponds to inquiries and provides information in accordance with policies and procedure s.

* Degrees must be in a relevant discipline and from an appropriately accredited institution; equivalent experience may generally be substituted for academic degrees where allowed by contract requirements.

** Minimum years of relevant experience, over and above any experience substituted for degree requirements.

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