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Performance Work statement Guides

Acquisition Central

The GSA's Office of Acquisition Systems (OAS) manages the Integrated Acquisition Environment (IAE), a portfolio of nine acquisition services which facilitate all phases of the federal acquisition lifecycle for buyers, sellers, and the public. In support of the E-Gov initiative OAS established and manages the Acquisition Central web site at (

Acquisition Central is the one website for regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training. Acquisition Central has an intuitive “click and learn” interface and includes an online virtual guide which breaks down performance-based (service) acquisition (PBA) into seven steps, complete with case studies. It is intended to make the subject of PBA accessible for all and shift the paradigm from the old “traditional” acquisition network into a community of collaborative performance–oriented teamwork with a focus on program performance and improvement, not simply contract compliance.

Seven Steps

In the IAE's Seven Steps of Performance Based Acquisition, the Performance Work Statement is step 4, see (

Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Service Acquisition Mall (SAM)

DAU Requirements RoadmapSAM is intended to help you get your job done by providing usable tools and templates to create your performance-based service acquisition requirements.
See the DAU Service Acquisition Process for more information.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service PWS Handbook

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, of the Department of the Interior, hosts a thorough Performance Work Statement handbook. See

Writing the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP) is also included, and it is highly desired that the proponent contribute to the contents of the QASP.

The proponent should supply a clear presentation of the prioritization of the PWS´s identified Outcomes and Activities. Outcomes and Activities define the Output products for the PWS.

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