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CON 121: Contract Planning

This two-day course will introduce you to the contracting field as your role of business advisor in the acquisition process. You will learn how to understand your customers’ mission and plan successful mission support strategies based on the contracting environment and your customer needs. You will also learn how to use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), conduct effective market research, develop alternative acquisition strategies, and understand how socioeconomic programs support the acquisition planning process.

Learning Objectives

  • Reinforce areas of mutual interest within an acquisition environment (requiring activity, contractor, contracting office, others)
  • Perform strategic or tactical methods of market research
  • Develop the applicable requirements documents for an acquisition
  • Determine the laws applicable (labor, environment, socioeconomic, and foreign acquisition requirements) to that requirement
  • Determine the appropriate contract type for a given customer requirement
  • Know the competition requirements of Simplified Acquisition Procedure (SAP) and the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT)
  • Provide advice on acquisition strategy including when to use best value, writing an acquisition plan, and the elements of source selection planning
  • Explain the mission characteristics and responsibilities of the contracting professional in the role of a business advisor Select training and development opportunities for career progression
  • Describe the importance of the oversight roles of the Government Accountability Office and the Office of the Inspector General

Pre-Requisites

CON 100

Course ID

CON 121

Length

2 Days

CLPs

16

Testimonials

“Great course. The small class made learning enjoyable and worthwhile.” – 2019 participant

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