Course Summary
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5 days (40 hours)
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Upper-Division Baccalaureate 2 Contract Procurement and Acquisition or Purchasing


The course objective is to help FAC-COR certified professionals develop critical thinking, procurement strategy, requirements definition, and contract management skills necessary for successful contract performance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the benefits of performance-based service acquisition
  • Recommend acquisition strategies to ensure supplies and services are available when needed
  • Develop technical evaluation factors and sub-factors that discriminate between offerors and tie back to technical requirements
  • Monitor contract performance and recommend necessary action to the contracting officer
  • Document the contractor's actual performance under the contract
  • Collect and analyze relevant market information and identify possible sources
  • Define the necessary requirements to fill the mission needs
  • Identify contract performance risk areas and plan for contract management
  • Recognize situations that require a modification to the contract and communicate the requirement to the contracting officer

General Course Topics:

  • Performance-based service acquisition
  • Acquisition planning and market research
  • Job analysis
  • Performance work statements
  • Quality assurance surveillance plans
  • Developing evaluation factors
  • Post-award planning
  • The COR work plan
  • Post-award orientations
  • Inspection and acceptance
  • Performance management
  • Contract modifications
  • Evaluating and documenting the contractor's performance
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials