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Support - Updates
All desktop versions of our products provide a "Download & Install Current Update" command under Help on the program's main menu.

GFS.onDemand (cloud-based) does not require updating.


Support - FAQ's
Standard Form 330 was revised in August of 2016.  (Rev. 8/2016)

As a result, Part II (Items 4 & 8) now requests a UNIQUE ENTITY IDENTIFIER with it's meaning defined as:
Per FAR 2.101 Definitions, a "unique entity identifier" means a number or other identifier used to identify a specific commercial, nonprofit, or government entity. FAR 2.101 directs you to www.sam.gov for the designated entity for establishing these unique entity identifiers.

SAM.gov states Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) is the designated entity to establish and maintain the DUNS Number as the unique entity identifier required for registration in SAM.gov and further used throughout federal procurement, financial assistance, and financial management systems.

Ref: Federal Service Desk
There is also a new utility built into all versions of GFS that automatically convert SF330's to (Rev. 8/2016) with no loss of data or information.
GovernmentForms.software (Desktop Versions)

GFS.onDemand (Cloud-based)

Word Integration Service


Support - Custom Forms
File Name Form Page Description
Default.330 SF 330 All (1-6) SF 330 - All pages  (Rev. 8/2016)
Default.254 SF 254 All (4-7) SF 254 - All pages
Default.255 SF 255 All (3-11) SF 255 - All pages
SF 330 - Section A-C
SF 330 - Section D
SF 330 - Section E
SF 330 - Section F
SF 330 - Section G
SF 330 - Section H
SF 330 - Part II


Support - Training
Online Training - We now offer online training sessions (using GotoMeeting) that will cover every aspect of Government Forms Software as well as insightful information on how to complete these cumbersome forms and give your firm it's best chance to procure more work.  Hosted live by a GFS Professional they are designed to help you quickly become a Government Forms Software expert.

You'll learn more about generating the Standard Form (SF) in one of these training classes than in ANY conference available at any price!

Sessions include detailed instructions and examples on how to generate and complete the SF330 as well as designing your own CUSTOM templates that can be used for ANY type of submittal or proposal.

Topics that will be covered during each class:

General program usage and file structure
How to move around a form, fill fields and make mass changes
Using the databases and general entry information
Moving information from the databases onto the forms
Form properties, features, manipulation and customization (including adding, deleting, moving and duplicating pages)
Exporting forms to Word or PDF
Attaching to external datasources
Back-up and repository features
SF330 - Autofill capabilities and form logic
Questions and answers

Online Training sessions are listed under Other Products on the Purchase page to order.    You may also purchase a pre-recorded training session about generating SF330's within Government Forms Software. The one time price of $49 allows for unlimited viewings at times convenient for you from ANY computer.

We also conduct training sessions for our other products: OppsTracker and FedBizOppsPLUS


Support - Basics
Why are the forms used?
The Brooks Act (Public Law 92-582), also known as Qualifications Based Selection (QBS), which was enacted on October 18, 1972, establishes the procurement process by which architects and engineers (A/Es) are selected for design contracts with federal design and construction agencies. The Brooks Act establishes a qualifications-based selection process, in which contracts for A/Es are negotiated on the basis of demonstrated competence and qualification for the type of professional services required at a fair and reasonable price.

The Brooks Act resulted in the development of Standard Forms (SF) that agencies could use to provide consistency of the information which resulted in the original SF 254/255 forms . In 2004 these were upgraded and improved to the SF 330 Part I and II forms. Following is the list of the seven basic steps involved in pursuing federal design work under QBS:
1. Public Announcement
2. Statement of Qualification
3. Evaluation of Statements
4. Development of a Short-list
5. Interviews/Discussions with Firms
6. Ranking of the "Top Three" Firms
7. Negotiation with the Top-Ranked Firm
What type of information is required for the forms?
These forms mainly require information on personnel experience, project history and general firm capabilties. The SF 330 Part II (as with the SF 254) also requires some cummulative financial information from the previous 3 to 5 years.
How are these forms evaluated by the agencies?
See "3. Evaluation of Statements" above.