Performance Work Statements  (3 Days)

FAC-COR Elective Training − All Levels

Course Perspective: This course focuses upon developing the key document in performance-based acquisition – a performance work statement (PWS) – and stresses legal do’s and don’ts as well as procedures and steps for developing clear, complete, and concise PWSs for new acquisitions and task orders.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:


  • Identify their role, responsibilities, and teaming arrangements in developing PWS.

  • Identify when to use a statement of objectives and a performance work statement well as essential components of each.

  • Apply step-by-step procedures to capture PWS information including the POWER approach, task breakdown analysis, and activity analysis.

  • Specify deliverables including hardware, software, technical data, documents and reports.

  • Define performance measures.

  • Link performance measures to monetary and non-monetary incentives.

  • Prepare a performance requirements summary.

  • Develop a quality assurance surveillance plan.

  • Identify and describe Government-furnished property and information.

  • Include, where appropriate, submittal requirements applicable to contractor work plans, schedules, and personnel.

  • Format PWS information and adapt the style to the informational component.

  • Perform comprehensive and effective reviews of a PWS.


Hours: 24 Hours/CLPs are credited for completion of this course. Classroom hours are 8:30 – 4:30.