This course is specifically designed to provide contracting professionals with the basic knowledge required to perform the tasks required of a FAC-COR Level 1 Certification. The Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) is essential to the efficient and effective management of acquisitions and acts as the eyes and ears of the Contracting Officer. Students will learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform your duties as a Level I COR, such as proper communication, documentation, contract monitoring, payments, and ethics. You will attain a better understanding of the overall acquisition process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This is a case-based course where students apply Contracting concepts and techniques learned in prerequisite courses to meet customer supply requirements and resolve complex Contracting issues. Special emphasis is placed on applying legal concepts from CON 216, intermediate pricing concepts from CON 170 and 270, and negotiation techniques from HBS 428. Students experience the full spectrum of Contracting processes and issues by following a supply requirement through all phases of the acquisition life cycle, from acquisition planning through contract close-out. Research, analysis, and communication skills are honed through development and presentation of a critical thinking project requiring in-depth focus on one [...]
New contracting personnel will be introduced to their role as a business advisor in the acquisition process. This course focuses on the students’ role in understanding their customers’ mission and their ability to plan successful mission support strategies based upon their knowledge of the contracting environment and customer needs. Students will learn how to use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), conduct effective market research, develop alternative acquisition strategies, and understand how socioeconomic programs support the acquisition planning process. *Note: Completing CON 121, 124 and 127 in sequential order is highly recommended. If [...]
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. Email email@example.com to register.
This course is the first in the Defense Acquisition University’s new four-part course series of the Contracting Certification Program and focuses on the foundational skills necessary to acclimate to the acquisition profession. This course is specifically designed for acquisition professionals and covers the contracting lifecycle and associated contracting principles, understanding regulations including the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Agency-specific FAR supplements, the construction of solicitations and contracts, and fundamental guiding principles of the acquisition profession. This course is conducted as a hybrid of live and self-paced instruction with exercises, case studies, lecture, and discussion facilitated by our Virtual instruction platform and Learning [...]
This course explores FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. Participants will walk through the acquisition lifecycle for commercially available products and services, and receive specific guidance on unique requirements regarding terms and conditions for commercial items and commercially available off the shelf items. Lessons will be supplements with practical application thru hands-on exercises and in-class activities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
CON 244 focuses on unique construction contracting issues such as: acquisition planning, contract performance management, funding, environmental concerns, construction contract language, and construction contracting in the commercial setting, the Construction Wage Rate Requirements Statute, design/build, basic schedule delay analysis, constructive changes, acceleration, and construction contract quality management. Email email@example.com to register.
This course provides the foundation for basic concepts required by the Contracting Competency and fundamentals needed to effectively manage Federal contracts and acquisitions and satisfies the contracting performance outcomes necessary for the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) at the entry level. Program and Project Managers (P/PMs) are required to have a thorough understanding of federal contracting actions and the policies that apply to the acquisition process. This course is an introduction to federal contracting and focuses on the different phases of the acquisition life cycle Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This course thoroughly explores FAR Part 15 and the meaning of “best value” with emphasis on best practices. This is an interactive course including case studies, which yield authentic outcomes for students to evaluate. Interactive exercises will illustrate for students the best-value continuum and provide real-world application of this source selection process to enhance instruction. Students will focus on how to best select a trade-off and the steps in constructing, planning, conducting and fully executing a Best Value Acquisition. Email email@example.com to register.
This course is specifically designed for the COR that has attained FAC-COR Level I certification and desires to increase their mastery of the FAC-COR competencies. Students will gain the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) at a greater level of competency. They will gain an understanding of standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes. Students will navigate more complex acquisition situations than typically encountered at the FAC-COR Level 1 ranging from acquisition planning to issues with contractor performance. This course will aid [...]