Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
MACI-0005
Organization Course Number:
1070
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
5 days (40 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Contract Management, Administration, or Project Management
Description

Objective:

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:

80%
Supplemental Materials