Rainmakers Awarded Acquisition Training Contract to Support and Develop Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Workforce

Rainmakers Strategic Solutions LLC (Rainmakers) was recently awarded a contract by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop and deliver interactive customized workshops and courses to help build a high quality, knowledgeable workforce to ensure an effective federal acquisition process.

This contract supports the launch of the Acquisition Development Workshop (ADW) program, a new CMS strategic initiative that aims to enhance the CMS acquisition community by providing tailored workshops specific to CMS’ needs. The goal of the ADW program is to improve the quality of acquisition packages so CMS can procure contractors most capable of providing the required program support services and/or equipment at fair and reasonable prices.

“We are excited to collaborate with CMS’ Acquisition Training Branch and be part of this new strategic initiative. Developing and delivering this training will support the development of CMS’ workforce to achieve the goals of the new ADW program.”

Rainmakers’ experienced instructional designers and trainers will develop and deliver interactive workshops in half-day, one-day, and two-day durations both in-person at CMS and virtually. Our trainers are also subject matter experts, who are well-versed in the acquisition process and content. The workshops are designed to support the specific needs of CMS Contracting Officers and Program/Project Managers and incorporate CMS-based scenarios and situations covering the following topics:

  • Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE)
  • Negotiation in a Virtual Environment
  • Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP)
  • Statement of Work/Statement of Objectives
  • Market Research

Additionally, Rainmakers will develop courses on Appropriations Law, Choosing the Appropriate Contract Type, and Quality Assurance Process which will be designed for both on-demand learning and instructed by Rainmakers trainers.

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