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Professional Education Program (PEP) - Non-Credit Workshop Detail - Contract Management - Meets DAWIA/FAC-C Requirements

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Offering Name # of Days Brief Description Key Learning Objectives
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals

(Equivalent to Defense Acquisition University Course: CON 090)

Offered in collaboration with Management Concepts, Inc.


This course is designed for those new to federal contracting.  Students will be immersed in the FAR, DFARS, and PGI throughout this four week contracting "boot camp".  During this course, students will navigate the on-line FAR, DFARS, and PGI as they wrestle with realistic scenario-based contracting problems and experience first-hand that the correct approach is not always immediately apparent.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to -

  • Identify the basic framework of the federal acquisition environment and principles of governement contracting
  • Locate, cite, and interpret information in the FAR, DFARS, and PGI
  • Identify the policies and procedures for acquisition planning
  • Identify the policies and procedures for contract formation
  • Identify the fundamental concepts of contract administration, the government contracting process, the FAR and FAR supplement structure FAR Parts 1-53
  • Locate and understand FAR and DFARS regulations, guidance, provisions, and clauses.

Following training, students will return to their organizations ready to hit-the-ground-running as productive members of the acquisition team.

Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis*

(Equivalent to CON 170*)

To be offered in collaboration with Management Concepts, Inc.


The course begins with an in-depth review of the Market Reseach process, and provides instruction to help students understand and analyze contractor pricing strategies.  The course provides an overview regarding the regulations and processes regarding the use of cost analysis, and for requiring certified cost and pricing data.  After learning the basic elements of price and cost analysis, students will build and defend a pre-negotiation objective.  Students also practice face-to-face negotiations.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to -

  • Accomplish Cost-Volume-Profit analysis
  • Calculate contribution margin estimates
  • Develop cost estimating relationships
  • Accomplish an effective price analysis pursuant to FAR Subpart 15.4.

*Reminder: CON 170 is intended for participants who have completed CLC 058, Introduction to Contract Pricing, and CON 115, Contracting Fundamentals.

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