Introduction to Indefinite Delivery Vehicles (2024 Update)

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Format: E-course
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Carroll Bernard, Govology
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs
*This course was recorded on March 26, 2024.

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This informative course will provide a comprehensive overview of indefinite delivery vehicles, offering valuable insights into their significance and diverse applications within the federal procurement landscape. 

An indefinite delivery vehicle is a specialized procurement mechanism used by federal government agencies to acquire goods and services for an extended period, typically spanning more than one fiscal year. These contracts provide flexibility and continuity in the procurement of specific products or services, allowing both the government and contractors to benefit from long-term agreements.

Whether you’re a seasoned government contractor or new to the field, understanding indefinite delivery vehicles and how to participate in them can be advantageous, as they offer stability and the potential for long-term business relationships with federal agencies.

In this course, you will learn about various types of indefinite delivery vehicles, including but not limited to government-wide contracts such as GSA federal supply schedules as well as agency-specific contract vehicles. We’ll discuss how to identify if an agency is utilizing an indefinite delivery vehicle to procure goods or services similar to what you offer. Additionally, we’ll  explain the steps you should take in advance of solicitations to secure a coveted spot within an indefinite delivery vehicle.

Target Audience: Small business owners, business development capture professionals, procurement professionals

Meet Your Instructor:

Carroll Bernard


Carroll Bernard, CEO and Co-Founder of Waypoint America LLC dba Govology, has a rich background in government contracting. Starting as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy Supply Corps, Carroll provided logistical support and acquisition management. He continued his acquisition career at the City of Vancouver, WA, and held a warranted Contracting Officer position at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Carroll’s expertise expanded during his time at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where he served as a Business Development Specialist, Veteran Business Development Officer, and Primary HUBZone Liaison. He became a subject matter expert in small business programs, federal certifications, and small business contracting with federal agencies.

After his federal government career, Carroll supported small businesses as a Procurement Counselor with the Defense Logistics Agency’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program. In 2015, Carroll and his team at Govology launched an online training platform for government contractors, training over 17,000 professionals and saving small businesses millions of dollars. Their collaborative approach with non-profit organizations, government agencies, universities, and corporations led to their recognition as 2020 Small Business Champions by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

1 review for Introduction to Indefinite Delivery Vehicles (2024 Update)

  1. Heather Devlin (verified owner)

    Intro to IDV was an essential on where to start your search for government awards and how to develop a strategy. Carroll Bernard has valuable knowledge and is willing to share his insights on how to position your business with an emphasis on strategy. The question/answer was extremely helpful to anyone that had a specific question regarding their sector.

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