The Center for Organizational Excellence, Inc., (COE), provides federal agencies with customized training and development, human capital strategy and organizational performance improvement solutions as a prime contractor on the GSA Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) contract vehicle.

Contract Objective and Scope

HCaTS is a partnership between the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to improve the performance of the federal workforce through highly efficient, innovative, and flexible human capital and training solutions. The vehicle has a 10-year ordering period and a 16-year delivery period and is available to all federal agencies. HCaTS can be accessed directly by agency contracting officers via a delegated procurement authority or through assisted acquisition services provided by OPM. COE received an unrestricted award for both Pool 1—Training Solutions and Pool 2—Human Capital Solutions.

HCaTS Key Service Areas

HCaTS solutions are arranged across three key services areas (KSAs) encompassing a broad range of customized training, human capital, and organizational improvement services.

coe hcats three key service areas

Why should your agency use HCaTS?

  • Acquisition of high-quality HC and training solutions is simplified by the limited pool of pre-qualified prime contractors with scope specific expertise and experience
  • Meeting small business goals is facilitated by set-aside acquisitions on the unrestricted as well as the small business HCaTS contract
  • Increase probability of achieving performance objectives by leveraging GSA and OPM to support scope determination and requirements analysis
  • Reduce acquisition costs: use direct acquisition for a low 2% fee, or assisted acquisition, including package preparation, for a 4% (average) fee

The HCaTS contracts should be used by all agencies acquiring services in this category. They meet rigorous Office of Management and Budget (OMB) category management performance criteria, resulting in the designation of OMB Best In Class contracts, which means that they are ‘good-for-government’.

How to Use HCaTS

There are two ways to access HCaTS, both of which are described with complete step-by-step instructions on the HCaTS website, www.gsa.gov/hcats, under “How to Use HCaTS.”

  • Direct-Buy Acquisition: Following a short training, the acquisition can be performed by the customer agency Contracting Officer (CO) with a Delegation of Procurement Authority (DPA) issued by GSA; or
  • Assisted Acquisition: OPM performs the acquisition on behalf of the customer agency and provides post-award support as negotiated with the customer. For more information about assisted acquisition, please contact OPM at (202) 606-0482 or TMAP@opm.gov.

COE HCaTS Contract Numbers:

Pool 1 – Training Solutions: GS02Q16DCR0032

Pool 2 – Human Capital: GS02Q16DCR0070

HCaTS Task Order Types:

Fixed-Price, Cost-Reimbursement, Time-and-Materials, Labor-Hour, and hybrid.

 

For more information about COE and HCaTS, please contact:

Russell Huffman
Business Capture Manager
russell.huffman@center4oe.com
(240) 361-9272

 

If you are interested in becoming a partner with COE on HCaTS, please contact Russell Huffman via the contact information above. Also, you may download the PDF version of this HCaTS information by clicking here.