Ask a USAID Contracting Officer



Price:  $55.00


At USAID there are a significant number of steps to award a grant or contract:  technical design, solicitation preparation, pre-award conference, question and answer period, evaluation, negotiations, and award. The contracting officer is involved to every step, but sometimes implementers are not aware of their role in decision making.  This webinar is the perfect opportunity for participants to ask a veteran USAID contracting officer with over 17 years of experience, how to build a more productive relationship with the contracting officer.

Content and Objective

  1. What is the contracting officers’ role in preparing each section of the solicitation?
  2. What is the contracting officer’s role in establishing the competitive range and discussion questions?
  3. What is the contracting officer’s role evaluating proposals and applications?
  4. What is the contracting officer’s role in debriefs?
  5. What is the contracting officer’s role in writing the contractor performance report?


Under “Webinars” at the top of the home page, select the scheduled webinar, complete the registration and payment options.  A receipt will be automatically sent to your email account.  Send questions in advance to to prepare for the webinar.

Who Should Attend?

If you have ever had a question you wanted ask a USAID contracting officer, this is the interactive webinar for you.  Chris O’Donnell, a retired USAID contracting officer with more than 17 years of USAID experience, will host the interactive webinar.

After the Webinar

After the webinar participants will have answers to many pressing questions about working with USAID and how-to better work with the contracting officer.

Terms and Conditions

Development Essentials will not record the webinar.  Development Essentials requests participants not record the webinar to keep the session as interactive as possible where participants are free to share and ask the most critical questions.  The presentation will be sent to all participants after the webinar.  Participants can request a full refund (minus the PayPal processor fee) or select another webinar.

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