Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
MACI-0112
Organization Course Number:
1265
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
3.5 days (28 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 2 Purchasing Management, Business Administration, or Contracts
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to improve students' ability to acquire contractor-provided services that satisfy mission needs. Through the use of the seven-step Service Acquisition Process, a team-oriented approach, and then Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT), students will learn practical techniques for developing and defining service requirements and effectively managing the resulting contractor performance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess the importance of the planning phase as outlined in the guidebook for services acquisition
  • Evaluate effective processes for selecting a contractor and assessing contract performance as outlined in the guidebook for services acquisition
  • Design an effective requirements document as outlined in the Guidebook for Service Acquisition

General Course Topics:

  • Planning a service acquisition
  • Developing effective requirements
  • Writing the PWS
  • Finalizing the strategy
  • Performance monitoring and reporting
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)

Minimum Passing Score:

80%
Supplemental Materials