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Acquisition Course Offerings

OAWSI – 2014  

Core Training for Federal Acquisition Certification Program for Contracting (FAC-C)

CON 100: Shaping Smart Business Arrangements (32 hours) 
CON 360: Contracting for Decision Makers (80 hours)

Core Training for Federal Acquisition Certification Program for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR)

COR LVL2: Contracting Officer’s Representative (CORs) Training for Level II CORs (40 hours)
COR LVL3 A: COR Plus for Level III CORs (80 hours)
COR LVL3 B: COR Plus for Level III CORs (80 hours) *Must take Part A

Specialized Acquisition-Related Refresher and Elective Courses

 

Course NumberCourse Title

Number of Hours

Satisfies FAC-C Electives 
(Yes/No)

Satisfies FAC-COR  Electives  
(Yes/No)

Satisfies FAC-P/PM 
Electives 
(Yes/No)

CON 244Construction Contracting for Acquisition Professionals

40

Yes

Yes

Yes

CON FARFederal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Immersion

40

Yes

Yes

No

COR LVL2 REFContracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) Level II Refresher

40

Yes

No

No

COR PPM LVL3Project and Program Management for Senior Level CORs

40

Yes

No

No

ELEC AGLAgile for Acquisition Professionals

14

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC ARRTService Acquisition Workshop: Utilizing the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT)

 

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC BUSBecoming a Strategic Business Advisor

13

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC BVSIntroduction Best Value Source Selection

13

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC CFWContractors in the Federal Workplace

3

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC CLSContract Closeout Made Easy

8

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC DATDisputes and Terminations for Contracting Professionals

24

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC FAL REFFederal Appropriations Law Refresher

8

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC FALFederal Appropriations Law

16

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC GCNIntroduction to Government Contracting

40

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC IGCEDeveloping an Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)

8

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC INPIntellectual Property: Protecting Governmental Interest

8

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC NSCNegotiation Skills for Contracting & Collaboration Management

13

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC PBC7 StepsPerformance Based Contracts

13

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC PECNProposal Evaluation & Contract Negotiation

16

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC PMCProject Management for Contracting Professionals

40

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC RDCResearch & Development (R&D) Contracting

24

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC SOWWriting Statements of Work

24

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC SPT:Strategic Planning & Tactical Implementation

16

Yes

Yes

Yes

ELEC ISSIntermediateSource Selection

24

Yes

Yes

No

ELEC TOCTypes of Contracts: An In-Depth Look

24

Yes

Yes

Yes

PPM LVL3 REFFAC-P/PM Level III Refresher for Information Technology Professionals

40

No

No

Yes

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CON 100: Shaping Smart Business Arrangements

This is a FAC-C Level I certification course.  Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the environment in which they serves.  This course is designed to develop professional skills for making business decision and for advising acquisition team members in successfully meeting customers’ needs.  This course is a designed for contracting professionals who are entering the acquisition career field.

 

DatesLocation
Sep. 3rd- Sep. 6th, 2013CMS- B2-25-10
Sep. 24th- Sep. 27th, 2013CMS- B311


CON 244: Construction Contracting for Acquisition Professionals

This course is based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36 and related clauses.  This course provides the student with a complete and extensive look at contracting for construction projects.  The coursework is designed to provide the student with a complete and extensive look at contracting for construction projects, with an emphasis on project planning; specification and solicitation preparation; contract award and administration; and contract completion. 

DatesLocation
Dec. 9th- Dec. 13th, 2013HHSU- Room C


CON 360: Contracting for Decision Makers

This course utilizes realistic scenario and research-based learning.  Students will work individually and collaboratively to practice developing sound business solutions as valued strategic and expert business advisors. This course is designed to contribute real solutions to real acquisition problems.  This course is designed for contracting professionals who work, or are expecting to work, in positions requiring Level III FAC-C certification.

DatesLocation
Jan. 6th- Jan. 17th, 2014HHSU- Room A


CON FAR: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Immersion

This course is a hands-on, learn-by-doing, total immersion into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  This course is designed for both novices and seasoned professionals.  This course consists of no lectures and no slideshows; instead there is active practice.  The coursework is designed to teach students how to research, read, interpret and apply the FAR by working through a series of problems of gradually increasing complexity.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Jan. 13th- Jan. 17th, 2014TAI- Room 726A
Apr. 21st- Apr. 25th, 2014TAI- Room 726A

 

COR LVL2: Contracting Officer’s Representative (CORs) Training for Level II CORs

This course covers a COR’s responsibilities for guiding acquisitions from initial planning efforts and requirement determination through source selection, contract management, and final payment. It discusses applicable principles, policies, and procedures to achieve the agency’s mission through contracting. This course counts towards the initial 40 hour training requirement for Level II FAC-COR certification.

DatesLocation
Jan. 13th- Jan. 17th, 2014SAMHSA- Seneca Room

 

COR LVL2 REF: Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Level II Refresher

This recertification course updates participants on statutory, regulatory, and policy changes and their impact on the COR community.  This course will address how each change affects COR responsibilities and how it should be implemented to ensure legal compliance, to further program interests, and to foster proper ethical business partnerships with contractors.  This course provides a refresher and update of the most important legal principles covered in federal appropriations law.  This course is designed for Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) who work in positions requiring Level II FAC-COR certification.

DatesLocation
Oct. 21st- Oct. 25th, 2013HRSA- Room 1867
Mar. 10th- Mar. 14th, 2014SAMHSA- Seneca Room

 

COR LVL3 (A/B): COR Plus for Level III CORs

**NOTE: This course is separated into two (2) five-day courses; Part A and Part B. Students must take both Parts A and B to receive your 80 hour credit for the course.** This course prepares students for their unique roles as senior-level Contracting Officer’s Representatives (FAC-COR Level III), and gives them a significant head start toward their FAC-P/PM certifications.  Recognizing the critical role that senior-level CORs play on large, high-risk projects, the course goes beyond standard COR training to include best practices, exercises, cases, assessment tools, and other hands-on training in the topic areas of:  Basic COR competencies, Acquisition, Project Management, Risk Management, and Earned Value Management (EVM).

DatesLocation
Oct. 7th- Oct. 11th, 2013(Part A)TAI- Room 725B
Feb. 3rd- Feb. 7th, 2014 (Part B)TAI- Room 725A

 

COR PPM LVL3: Project and Program Management for Senior Level CORs

This advanced COR course is designed for Level III CORs. The objective is to improve agency acquisitions and contractor performance by enhancing the CORs understanding of how sound business analysis and decision making contribute to acquisition and contracting principles.

DatesLocation
Oct. 21st- Oct. 25th, 2013TAI- Room 726A

 

ELEC AGL: Agile for Acquisition Professionals

Agile is a relatively new concept within the Federal government. It answers the need for a more timely, responsive and flexible approach to buying and implementing Information Technology products and services as it relates to program management. This course provides an introduction to Agile IT development, considerations, and best practices for contracting for Agile development services, specifically within Federal acquisition guidelines. This course consists of hands-on group exercises and case studies to highlight how to write contracts for Agile.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Mar. 19th- Mar. 20th, 2014TAI- Room 725B

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ELEC ARRT: Service Acquisition Workshop: Utilizing the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool (ARRT)

The training is designed to assist in the building of Statements of Work (SOW). This training will use acquisition related scenarios to walk the audience through the steps of creating a SOW utilizing the ARRT Tool. Subsequent to the training the participant will have the general knowledge to become proficient with the tool and train others, as they reap the benefits of utilizing the tool.

DatesLocation
Nov. 18th, 2013AHRQ- Watts Branch Room
Jan. 23rd, 2014HHS- 505A
April 7th, 2014AHRQ- Watts Branch Room
April. 28th, 2014HHS- 505A

 

ELEC BUS: Becoming a Strategic Business Advisor

This course identifies techniques for developing business acumen and interpersonal skills. This course provides insight on how to achieve better mission results. This course will consist of a combination of lectures, case studies, class exercises, and an extended learning project. There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Dec. 2nd- Dec. 3rd, 2013TAI- Room 726A
Apr. 14th- Apr. 15th, 2014TAI- Room 726A

 

ELEC BVS: Best Value Source Selection 

This training course is designed to explore the procedural choices available to the government in achieving best value in negotiated procurements using the tradeoff process in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15.  This course addresses how the procedural choices impact competing contractors. The coursework will cover topics such as: acquisition planning, selecting evaluation factors, evaluating technical and cost proposals, exchanges other than discussions, establishing the competitive range, holding discussions, selecting a contractor for award, notifications, debriefings, and protest. There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Dec. 12th- Dec. 13th, 2013HRSA- Room 1867
Feb. 10th - Feb. 11th, 2013FDA- 1066


ELEC CFW: Contractors in the Federal Workplace

This course is designed to enable participants to correctly apply the rules applicable to personal services contracting, inherently governmental functions, the Procurement Integrity Act, and conflicts of interest. This course requires all students to clearly understand the rules applicable to the government-contractor relationship. There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Nov. 8th, 2013TAI- Room 726A


ELEC CLS: Contract Closeout Made Easy

This course is designed to develop a process that makes the final closeout more efficient and effective.  This course will provide scenarios which identify important procedures one should know when following through with the post-completion phase of a government contract. There are no prerequisites for this course. 

DatesLocation
Oct. 21st, 2013HHS- 505A
Dec. 9th, 2013HRSA- Room 1867


ELEC DAT: Disputes and Terminations for Contracting Professionals

This course is designed to cover the significant contractual remedies to which the parties may avail themselves under a federal contract.  This course will address termination for convenience and termination for default provisions of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 49.  This course will emphasize appropriate entitlement measurements on claims, termination settlement proposals, and requests for equitable adjustments.  There are no prerequisites for this course.  

DatesLocation
Feb. 10th- Feb. 12th, 2014TAI- Room 726A


ELEC FAL REF: Federal Appropriations Law Refresher

This course is designed to provide a thorough analysis of all funding activities, as seen through the eyes of the contracting, certifying, and disbursing officers.  The students will participate in sessions that explore controlling decisions by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Oct. 15th- Oct. 15th, 2013NIH- Natcher Center Auditorium
Oct. 16th- Oct. 16th, 2013NIH- Natcher Center Auditorium


ELEC FAL: Federal Appropriations Law 

This course is designed to discuss and provide clarity to Appropriation Laws. This course provides an overview of the federal budget cycle; how Congress scores the budget; and the types of funding: annual, multiyear and no-year. There are no prerequisites for this course.   

DatesLocation
Feb. 24th- Feb. 25th, 2014HHS- Room 505A
Apr. 24th- Apr. 25th, 2014HHS- Room 505A


ELEC GCN: Introduction to Government Contracting

This course is designed to cover all major aspects of federal contracting.  This course will begin with an overview of the government contracting process. The coursework will discuss topics such as: contract funding, contract types, competition requirements and exceptions, procurement methods, contract changes, inspection and acceptance, contract terminations, and protests and disputes. There are no prerequisites for this course.  

DatesLocation
Feb. 24th- Feb. 28th, 2014TAI- Room 726A


ELEC IGCE: Developing an Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE)

This course provides a basic understanding Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE).  This course will address how to prepare and effectively use Independent Government Cost Estimates.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Dec. 2nd, 2013AHRQ- Watts Branch Room

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ELEC INP: Intellectual Property: Protecting Governmental Interest

This course is designed to provide essential information for both government and contractor personnel interested in protecting their intellectual property rights.  The coursework will discuss topics such as: patents under government contracts, the government's authority to authorize patent infringement, copyright and trademark law under government contracts, trade secrets, technical data rights and computer software data rights.  There are no prerequisites for this course.   

DatesLocation
Nov. 1st, 2013TAI- Room 726A


ELEC NSC: Negotiation Skills for Contracting & Collaboration Management

This course is designed to provide the student with extensive knowledge to plan, conduct, document, and close the deal.  This highly interactive course focuses of delivering a comprehensive treatment of contract negotiations.  This course will utilize skill assessment tools, case studies, and exercises.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Nov. 5th- Nov. 6th, 2013TAI- Room 726A
Mar. 20th-Mar. 21st, 2014TAI- Room 726A


ELEC PBC: 7 Steps Performance Based Contracts 

This course is designed to provide acquisition teams with practical experience drafting Statements of Objectives and related documents. This course will delivered in a team based format which familiarizes the acquisition teams with the performance based approach and provides valuable experience with collaboration and teamwork.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Sep. 9th- Sep. 11th, 2013CMS- B311
Apr. 21st- Apr. 23rd, 2014HHS- Room 505A


ELEC PECN: Proposal Evaluation & Contract Negotiation

This course is designed to provide students with information necessary to conduct formal source selection.  This course will provide students with information to streamline source selections of contracts awarded by negotiation.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Dec. 5th- Dec. 6th, 2013TAI- Room 726A
Mar. 31st-Apr. 1st, 2013TAI- Room 726A


ELEC PMC: Project Management for Contracting Professionals

This course is designed to utilize key elements of procurement management to effectively manage projects.  The coursework will discuss topics such as: identifying project management components and processes, assembling and managing a high-performance team, setting realistic measurable goals and objectives, and mastering fundamental project management skills, concepts, and techniques.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Apr. 21st - Apr. 25th, 2013FDA –Room 1066


ELEC RDC: Research & Development (R&D) Contracting

This course is designed to identify the emerging trends in Federal procurement research and development (R&D) processes. This course addresses the entire Federal acquisition lifecycle from project budgeting to contract close-out with a focus on the challenges facing R&D procurements.  This course will teach students how to manage a “portfolio” of R&D contracts.   There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Nov. 12th- Nov. 14th, 2013HRSA- Room 1867


ELEC SOW: Writing Statements of Work

This course is designed to teach contracting and project personnel the purpose of a Statement of Work (SOW) in a performance based acquisition.  This course will address how to organize, write, and review the SOW.

DatesLocation
Feb. 26th- Feb. 28th, 2014HHS- Room 505A


ELEC SPT: Strategic Planning & Tactical Implementation

This course is highly interactive and is designed to provide a solid foundation and clear path to creating and executing an effective organizational strategic plan.  This course focuses on the entire organization on how to create a better future by being proactive. There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Apr. 14th- Apr. 15th, 2014HHS-Room 505A

 

ELEC ISS: Intermediate Source Selection

This course focuses on source selection methods, typical organization (and variants), and source selection procedures.  The coursework examines special acquisition planning issues including concept development, market exchanges, and multi-step acquisition procedures. This course covers preparation and approval of a technical plan, peer review, activities of technical evaluation panel, qualitative and quantitative scoring methods, oral presentations, cost realism analysis, and making/supporting a source selection recommendation.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Oct. 2nd- Oct. 4th, 2013HHS-Room 505A
Feb. 10th- Feb. 12th, 2014HHS-Room 505A

 

ELEC TOC: Types of Contracts: An In-Depth Look

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of contract types.  Students will identify the most frequently used contract types, as well as the basic principles and limitations governing their use.  This course will address when each type of contract is appropriate for use.  There are no prerequisites for this course.

DatesLocation
Nov. 18th- Nov. 21st, 2013TAI- Room 726A

 

PPM LVL3 REF: FAC-P/PM Level III Refresher for Information Technology Professionals

This course will review and refresh students understanding of the critical competencies presented throughout initial FAC-P/PM training programs, and will expand awareness and understanding of each of the FAC-P/PM competencies addressed in the FAC-P/PM curriculum.  The coursework will include exercises and case studies developed to address scenarios specific to the disciplines of Information Technology.  This course represents 40 hours of the FAC-P/PM-certified student’s required 80 hours of continuous learning (CLP) credit, which must be completed every two years.  This course is designed for Project and Program Managers (P/PMs) who work in positions requiring Level III FAC-P/PM certification.

DatesLocation
Feb. 24st- Feb. 28th, 2013FDA – Room 1066

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