Ever wondered how the Government plans its acquisition of products and services?
- As a contractor, wouldn’t you like to gain insights into the process?
- As a member of the acquisition team, don’t you need to learn how to conduct acquisition planning properly?
The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech will address these questions, and much more, in a comprehensive five-day class, “Contract Planning in the FAR” (CON090-2) to be presented October 24-28, 2015.
This in-depth course covers all aspects of acquisition planning, including how government agencies conduct market research, how buying needs are described, and the government’s preference for commercial and non-developmental items.
This course is the second module in a series of four educational modules that examine the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Government’s “procurement bible.”
- For government contracting officers, this course is required to maintain a contracting warrant. A warrant is a written document providing a contracting officer with the limits of his or her authority. Per FAR 1.601-2, Contracting Officers have the authority to “enter into, administer, or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings” to the extent of the authority delegated to them by their warrant. Georgia Tech’s Contracting Education Academy offers a set of courses — each equivalent to Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course standards — that help each member of the acquisition workforce maintain their warrants and enhance their professional development.
- For businesspeople who compete for and fulfill government contracts, Academy classes are equally pertinent. Contractor personnel who attend Academy courses gain real-world knowledge about how government officials are trained to formulate and administer contracts. Insights in these areas provide invaluable guidance for reaching greater success in competing for, winning, and fulfilling government contract work.
Georgia Tech offers the entire CON 090 course series in world-class facilities on its campus in midtown Atlanta. For groups of 10 or more, Georgia Tech offers discounts and also brings any of its government contracting courses to the workplace.
For details on all of Georgia Tech’s government contracting classes, including the FAR Fundamentals course series, please visit http://www.pe.gatech.edu/Subjects/Acquisition-Government-Contracting. To make arrangements for any of the courses to be taught at your place of work or for answers to your questions, email us at info@ContractingAcademy.gatech.edu or feel free to give us a call at 404-894-6109.