Course Summary
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5 days (40 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Contract Management, Administration, or Project Management


The course objective is to provide an overview of the federal acquisition process and addresses the knowledge and skills necessary to execute the responsibilities of a contracting officer's representative (COR).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize COR responsibilities in acquisition planning
  • Describe the COR's role and authority in the acquisition process
  • Identify the COR responsibilities in the contract award process and locate information in a specific contract award
  • Monitor contract implementation and performance
  • Handle contract modifications and address contract problems
  • Assist the contracting officer with processing changes, equitable adjustments, claims, disputes, and appeals

General Course Topics:

  • COR delegation and responsibilities
  • Ethics in government contracting
  • The COR's role in acquisition planning
  • Contract award
  • What's in a contract
  • Communication and documentation
  • Monitoring contract performance
  • Inspection, acceptance, and payment
  • Contract modifications
  • Improper contract changes
  • Dealing with unsatisfactory performance
  • Closeout actions
  • Special considerations for service contracts
  • Special considerations for construction contracts
  • Special considerations for major acquisitions and R&D contracts
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials