The Government Employees Training Act (5 U.S.C. 41) and Executive Order 11348
Small Purchase Acquisition regulation allows agency to make purchases non-competitively when price is under $2,500 using a government purchase card (agency contacts desired vendor directly).
Please check with your agency Contracting professionals.
The Graduate School responds to competitive solicitations (RFPs, RFQs, RFBs, RFIs, etc.).
Are you on the GSA General Schedule? Where can I find the Graduate School’s published price listing for the GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract?
The Graduate School is approved under categories 874.1, 874.2, 874.3 and 874.4 of the General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule 874, Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS). Our contract numbers is GS-10F-0228P.
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GSA Schedule 874.4 MOBIS Training Services (formerly Schedule 69). Schedule 874.4 is a convenient way for you to contract for our products and services. The Graduate School is also on the GSA Federal Supply Schedules:
874.1 MOBIS Consulting Services,
874.2 MOBIS Facilitation Services, and
874.3 MOBIS Survey Services
Can I carry over funds from one fiscal year to the next to pay for Graduate School training?
How quickly can you respond to a request for training at your location? Our Business Development staff responds to Training at Your Location requests within 24-48 hours. Staff will work with training managers to identify organizational needs, appropriate solutions and scope the project. If training requires significant customization or new development, Graduate School staff would develop a project timetable typically within a week. Off-the-shelf courses can begin delivery within two to three weeks of the contract, depending on instructor availability. You may contact Business Development staff at
Can the Graduate School tailor classes or develop new courses for us? Of course. Almost all of the courses in our curriculum can be tailored to meet your agency or organization’s unique needs and situation. But we’re also happy to develop new courses for you. For more information, please contact
If I’m contracting to bring a course to my location, can I request a specific instructor? We are happy to accommodate your request for a specific instructor, subject to his or her availability.
Can you tailor a self-paced course to meet an agency’s specific needs? Yes we can! Contact us at
for more information
Can you include my agency’s regulations when conducting a course at my location? We will be happy to customize delivery to include your agency’s rules and regulations. Our instructors have vast experience working with many different organizations and are willing to modify delivery to accommodate special requests. There may be some additional costs if extensive course modifications are necessary.
How secure is our online registration? The Graduate School values the security and privacy of our customers. To secure all personal information about our customers, the Graduate School uses state-of-the-art electronic commerce technology, including A Secured Socket Layer and Digital Certificate from Verisign and PGP encryption software. To read more, please click
How do I register more than one person? Our website
supports online multiple registrations via credit card payments for those
needing to register many employees for one or more courses. Just select
YES when asked Do you want to process registrations for others?
when logging into your account after selecting the first desired class and then
follow the instructions to register multiple participants. You will receive a
credit card receipt of your transactions and the enrollees will get an email
confirmation notifying them of their registration.
Any multiple registrations
via Purchase Order payment methods can also be faxed in to us at (866) 329-4723.
If you ever need assistance with multiple registrations, please call us at (888)
744-GRAD and our staff will be happy to help you.
How do I establish a prepayment account so that I can simply request a course whenever an employee needs one? Contact our Business Development team
) to discuss establishing a deferred account with us. Once funds are deposited with the School, we can issue an account number, which becomes the funding reference on registrations for all courses (classroom or self-study).
The Basic Position Classification Course is 10 days long. Is it possible to bring this course to my agency in a five-day format? Yes, it is possible to reduce the length of the course, but not without sacrificing some elements. The two-week version of the course permits participants to develop skills and confidence in applying many different standards and guides. A shortened course reduces the range of topics covered and the skill-building activities and may add some additional costs if extensive course modifications are necessary.
I am a supervisor in an agency that is exempt from Title 5; are any of your courses appropriate for me? Yes. Many of our courses may be of value to you. Nearly all agencies that are exempt from Title 5 are still covered by the Merit System Principles and Prohibited Personnel Practices. Our newly designed course, Human Resources for Supervisors and Managers, is focused around the MSPs and PPPs, so it is very relevant to you as a supervisor.