Project Description


This course explores FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Participants will use interactive lecture, exercises and group discussion to walk through the acquisition lifecycle for commercially available products and services. Lessons will focus on commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) procurement policies and procedures, supplemented with practical application through case studies and in-class activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Define commercial and commercially available.
  • Understand commercial items test program
  • Describe the acquisition life cycle for commercial items and services
  • List and explain applicable laws and regulations specific to commercial item contracting
  • Understand efficiencies associated with commercial acquisitions

Course Details

  • Course Length –2 days or 5 days
  • Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) – 2-day (16) or 5-day (40)
  • Graded Materials Include: Attendance of all Instructional Hours, Participation, and Course Exercises
  • SCC offers this course virtually through the following: Adobe Connect, Microsoft Teams, Zoom for Government, WebEx, and Google Meets.


Course ID

FCN 198

Course Length

2-Day and 5-Day versions available


2-Day (16) | 5-Day (40)

Delivery Method

Course is available In-Person and Virtually

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