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Allegro Writing Workshop: USAID Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Pre-Award Documents

Allegro Writing Workshop: USAID Acquisition and Assistance (A&A) Pre-Award Documents

In response to the USG biennial requirement for 40 hours of continuous learning points (CLPs) for CORs/AORs and the overwhelming workload of USAID staff, Allegro offers a unique 5-day “Writing Workshop: USAID A&A Pre-Award documents.” The goal of the workshop is for participants, using a logical approach to writing and editing, to leave the workshop with complete or very strong outlines/drafts of A&A pre-award documents. The target audience is mission technical and program staff who are developing pre-award documents, particularly choice of instrument memos, market research documentation, statements of work, program descriptions, technical evaluation, or merit review criteria, instructions for technical application/proposal submission, deliverables, and reports.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to construct clear, concise, complete, correct, and coherent A&A pre-award documents. What is unique and innovate in this workshop is that it uses hands-on learning with live mission work documents as participants learn. Work on live documents is moved forward incrementally with expert coaching by workshop instructors; the workshop in a sense, is targeted “group” coaching. The combination of skilled instruction, work on live documents and earning CLPs addresses the time constraints and work overload that many USAID staff face.
This workshop:

  • Improves A&A award documents and completes documents in the A&A Plan for the year
  • Provides updated training/guidance, etc. on USAID A&A pre-award documents
  • Allows participants to earn 40 CLPs

Statement of Work (SOW) and Program Description (PD) Writing Workshop

Statement of Work (SOW) and Program Description (PD) Writing Workshop

Similar in approach to the "Writing Workshop: A&A Pre-Award documents", the Statement of Work and Program Description Writing Workshop offers participants the opportunity to spend the week learning the basics of Statement of Work (SOW) and Program Description (PD) writing while working on “live” agency SOWs and PDs. The goal is for participants to have completed outlines or strong drafts of a SOW or PD by the end of the workshop. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to spend the week learning the basics of Statement of Work (SOW) and Program Description (PD) writing while working on live mission SOWs and PDs. The goal is for participants to have completed outlines and strong drafts of an SOW or PD at the end of the workshop.

This workshop:

  • Improves SOWs and PDs in the A&A Plan for the year
  • Provides updated training/guidance, etc. on SOWs and PDs
  • Allows participants to earn 40 CLPs

Click here to sign up for the upcoming offering! Because of the procurement sensitive nature of the work conducted in the course, these offerings are open to USG staff ONLY. The price is $2,199 per participant excluding any participant travel, lodging, and per diem costs. There are 22 participant slots available for this offering.

WHOLE COURSE PURCHASE

WHOLE COURSE PURCHASE

USAID Missions or offices and other USG agencies can request a whole course delivery on desired dates. The commercial price for a whole course offering is $45k for up to 24 participants. "Price includes course materials, instructors, and associated instructor travel expenses. Once we receive your request, Allegro will contact you to confirm dates and other details."


Non-USG organizations can also purchase an offering of one of Allegro’s established course or request a course on any A&A topic to gain an understanding of how the USG develops its requirements or USAID pre-award document procedures. Allegro will not provide or expose participants to procurement sensitive information in these courses. Allegro also provides custom compliance training on a variety of A&A topics with a focus on USAID. Allegro’s loaded commercial daily rate for design and delivery of custom courses is $1,200/day. Contact us today to discuss your needs and receive a proposal for our services.