Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals (FORMERLY CON 091)
CON 1100 Contract Foundational Skills
contract officer representative refresher
COR Refresher is a one day course worth 8 Continuous Learning Points. This one-day elective course is custom-designed to help contracting officer’s representatives (CORs) remain current within the rapidly changing contract requirements world. You will gain an overview of the acquisition process with a focus on the roles and responsibilities of a COR, including the administrative duties as outlined in the delegation letter. Through this course, you will maintain your required continuous learning points (CLPs) as well as be refreshed on updated contract requirements. Cost is $1,500.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $100 for each additional student.
DEVELOPING INDEPENDENT GOVERNMENT COST ESTIMATES (IGCE)
COR 222 contract officer representative level ii
COR 222 is a five day course worth 32 Continuous Learning Points or 3.2 Continuous Education Units. This virtual instructor-led training (VILT) course is specifically designed for Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) who are responsible for assuring that contractors perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. COR 222 will provide CORs the breadth of knowledge required to perform their role, including knowledge related to COR roles and responsibilities, as well as fundamentals of contracting regulations, types, phases, and other elements; awareness of ethical and legal factors that impact COR responsibilities; and information necessary to effectively evaluate situations, apply knowledge gained, and make correct decisions to carry out COR responsibilities. Cost is $6,500.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $200 for each additional student.
BASIC Contracting Officer Representative i
Basic COR I is worth 8 Continuous Learning Points. This one-day, introductory course contains an overview of the acquisition process with a focus on the basic roles and responsibilities of a contracting officer’s representative (COR). The COR functions as the eyes and ears of the contracting officer, working to provide effective contract oversight. You will leave the class with an appreciation of your role and responsibilities, an understanding of how to communicate with both contractors and contracting officials, and a knowledge of general COR requirements. Cost is $1,500.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $100 for each additional student.
Source Selection and Administration of Service Contracts (Formerly CON 280)
CON 280 is worth 97 Continuous Learning Points or 9.7 Continuous Education Units. This ten-day course builds on the foundation established through the Level I curriculum and the course prerequisites. The primary focus is on the acquisition of services under FAR Part 15 procedures, with an emphasis on performance-based acquisitions (PBA) for services, contract types, contract incentives, source selection, and contract administration. Students will learn the fundamentals of a performance-based service acquisition -- from acquisition planning to contract closeout through a realistic case study. The course takes students through the solicitation process using the mandatory DoD Source Selection Procedures. Students will prepare contractual documents, and develop and deliver high-level source selection briefings with recommendations for contract award. Cost is $13,000.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $200 for each additional student.
Contracting for Decision Makers (Formerly con 360)
CON 360 is an eight day course worth 55 Continuous Learning Points or 5.5 Continuous Education Units. Through realistic scenario-based learning, students work individually and in teams to practice developing sound business solutions as a valued strategic and expert business advisor. Students will learn to analyze complex contracting situations with emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and risk reduction. Student course work is designed to contribute real solutions on real acquisition problems to senior leadership and local supervisors. Cost is $10,000.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $200 for each additional student.
Contracting For Best Value
This class is worth 16 Continuous Learning Points. As an Acquisition professional, you help operational people do their jobs so they can support their people. You’re going to have the role or assist the person who has the role. Understanding roles and responsibilities is critical. In this class, You will learn best practices, policy, and seven-step process for services acquisitions. Additionally, you will learn about the Best Value Continuum, which defines the importance of evaluation factors in negotiated acquisitions. The Best Value Continuum ranges from acquisitions that prioritize cost or price over technical factors (lowest price technically acceptable/LPTA), to acquisitions that prioritize technical factors over cost or price (tradeoff). Cost is $2,500.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $100 for each additional student.
Evaluating contractor performance
This three-day course is worth 24 Continuous Learning Points. The course is designed for program managers, project officers, contracting officer’s representatives, contract administrators, and others. Participants will examine requirements documents and quality assurance surveillance plans, as well as understand performance requirement standards through the use of real-world examples and in-class exercises. This course will also explore the role of contract risk and contract type as it pertains to performance evaluations, and the purpose and value of evaluating contractor performance. Explain when it is necessary to evaluate a contractor’s performance Plan the evaluation Evaluate a contractor’s performance Take corrective action Document the results.Cost is $3,750.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $100 for each additional student.
Acquisition of Commercial Items
PROGRESSIVE CONTRACTING STRATEGIES FOR PROGRAMS
This three-day course is worth 24 CLPs. This course provides you with the knowledge and ability to integrate, evaluate, and lead the program strategy that merges the contract-related components of the program acquisition strategy into a viable approach for program procurement. In a simulated case-study setting, you will evaluate acquisition planning actions, adjust those plans according to policy and program risk, and then orchestrate source selection of a complex program. Exit criteria are developed and defended, as related to the program’s contracting approach, that balance stakeholder expectations of successive phases in the program lifecycle. Special treatment is given to the acquisition of services that support agency technical and business management requirements, as well as facilitating a negotiated baseline of performance between the operational users, and corresponding commercial and organic support providers. Cost is $4,000.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $100 for each additional student.
STATEMENT of WORK (SoW) WORKSHOP
This three-day course is worth 24 CLPs. This course is specifically designed for Acquisition Professionals, Project Managers, Subject Matter Experts, and Contracting Officer’s Representatives. In this course, we teach the basic fundamentals and format for writing a Statement of Work. This course combines lecture and intense exercises, and guides the learners from development of a requirement through the writing of a Statement of Work, as well as contract administration. This curriculum is designed to assist in standardizing the SOW process within your agency, and to ensure compliance, auditability, and well formulated requirements to avoid risk. Cost is $4,000.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $100 for each additional student.
MISSION-FOCUSED SERVICE ACQUISITION
This is a four-day day course worth 30 Continuous Learning Points or 3 Continuous Education Units. This course is designed to improve your tradecraft in the acquisition of services. It uses a multifunctional approach that provides acquisition team members with the tools and techniques necessary to analyze and apply performance-based principles when developing requirements documents and effective business strategies for contractor-provided services. The course uses the seven-step Service Acquisition process, a team-oriented approach, and multiple interactive, hands-on, learning sessions to apply the principles. This is designed for individuals who need to improve their skills in developing and defining service requirements, supporting business strategies, and effectively managing contractor performance. However, this course may also serve as an opportunity for experienced acquisition personnel to improve their understanding of the Service Acquisition Process. Cost is $5,000.00 for up to 25 students and an additional $100 for each additional student.