Project Description


CON 2430V is a position specific specialty course in the new Back-to-Basics Contracting Professional Certification program, and is one of several Contracting Level III elective courses. Construction contracting is a complex business. This course specifically explores Architect-Engineer Contracting per FAR Part 36.6. As an advanced contracting course, participants will be expected to perform research outside of the FAR/DFARS and may include specific applications of agency supplements, environmental law, fiscal law, zoning regulation and public safety. This course covers issues across the contracting spectrum, including acquisition planning, source selection, proposal analysis, contract award and work, and contract management. Contracting professionals will gain knowledge of the Selection of Architects and Engineers statue, SF-330, the slate and selection process, the review of government estimates, liability, Title II services, modifications, and contracting officer’s technical representative responsibilities

Learning Objectives

  • Given a requirement for A-E services, determine if the services require Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute procedures and identify basic steps necessary for the requirement
  • Given a requirement for A-E services, recommend how the project is to be advertised and devise the elements to be contained in the synopsis for the advertisement
  • Given a requirement for architect-engineer services, break down the elements necessary for performance work statement
  • Given an architect-engineer requirement which has been advertised and qualifications statements received, evaluate the firms and conclude the order in which they will be ranked
  • Given the circumstance to prepare a Government estimate for A-E work or evaluate an A-E proposal, interpret and justify applicable cost principles specific to A-E contracting government estimates or cost proposals
  • Given the requirement to contract for A-E services, be able to support and defend a pre-negotiation position though understanding the government estimate
  • Given an A-E firm’s proposal and the Government estimate, develop a strategy and negotiate the project
  • Given a contract which has been awarded for A-E services, devise how the Government maintains quality assurance on the contract
  • Given a contract awarded for A-E services, analyze the roles and responsibilities of those charged with the management and administration of the contract

Course Details

  • Course Length – 5 Days (live and self-paced instruction)
  • Graded Materials Include: Case Studies, Practical Exercises, Attendance of all Instructional Hours, and Exams
  • SCC offers this course virtually through the following: Adobe Connect, Microsoft Teams, Zoom for Government, and Google Meets.
Course ID
CON 2430v
Course Length
5 Days
DoD (37) | FED (40)
Delivery Method
Hybrid : Virtual instructor-led lectures and self-paced instruction and exercises

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