NGB Cooperative Agreements Training Program Services
Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau | Published July 18, 2016
1.0 General: The National Guard Bureau (NGB) Office of the Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting, NGB Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program (NGB-OPARC-A) in conjunction with the Office of Property and Fiscal Affairs (NG-J8-PF) require contractor support services for professional instructors to teach the principles and management of CAs awarded by the NGB1.1 Scope: The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and quality control necessary to provide CA Training Services. The CA instruction will include training blocks on Purpose and Legal Authority of CAs, Roles and Responsibilities of key functionaries, Financial Management of CAs, Fiscal Stewardship, Claims and Appeals, Acquisition Procedures, Management Controls and Audits, Program Income/In-Kind Assistance and Centralized Personnel Plan. All training will be based on National Guard Regulation (NGR) 5-1, National Guard Grants and Cooperative Agreements, and to some extent NGR 5-2, National Guard Support Agreements.
1.2 Background: The NGB's CA Program is an assistance program through which funds are provided by the Federal Government to the states with the primary purpose to equip and train the state's National Guard for rapid and seamless integration with the Federal armed forces when necessary. The manner of execution and management of the program is unique to the NGB; the policy and procedures are based on NGR 5-1. The NGB CA training program is tailored to the National Guard's unique program, and satisfies the training requirement for all personnel involved in the execution and management of CAs. For the past several years, performance and cost data has proven delivery of this training through sponsorship by the United States Property and Fiscal Officers (USPFO) on-site, at government facilities in their respective states, is most effective.
1.2.1 The target audience for this training include those personnel, state and federal, who are charged with the responsibility of funding, and the execution and management of CAs at the National and State level. Personnel include Grants Officers/USPFOs, Assistant USPFOs, Grants Officer's Representatives (GORs); Federal Program Managers; State and Federal Accountants, Auditors, and Legal Officers; and key staff members of NGB and the Adjutant General.
1.3 Period of Performance (PoP): The Period of Performance shall be one base year of 12 months and four 12-month option periods.