The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech is proud to announce that its first course offering is scheduled to be presented three times in 2011 – in May, July and August.
The course, Mission Focused Contracting, is a comprehensive, 10-day course where participants learn – through interactive instruction and case studies – how to:
- Complete a market research report
- Develop a bid or proposal package
- Evaluate proposals and award contracts
- Monitor contractor performance, apply remedies, and make proper contract payments
- Modify contracts, exercise options, and complete the contract closeout process
Rhonda Lynch, project manager for The Academy, points out that Mission-Focused Contracting is the capstone course for Level I federal contracting professionals as well as all non-contracting personnel who play a role in the acquisition process. “The beauty of this class is that it is applicable to both government and industry purchasing,” states Ms. Lynch. “This course engages the participant in the entire acquisition process, from meeting with the customer to completing the contract closeout process. Contracting officials and members of the contracting community alike will have the unique opportunity in this class to sit side-by-side to learn how the government acquisition process works.”
The class encourages interactive participation through problem-solving and negotiation exercises.
The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech is an approved equivalency training provider to the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and provides continuing education training to Acquisition and Government Contracting professionals as well as to business professionals working for government contractors or pursuing opportunities in federal contracting.
Registration for The Academy’s inaugural class and subsequent classes can be accomplished by visiting http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-120-mission-focused-contracting.
For an updated listing of all classes scheduled to be offered soon, please see Course Announcements 02.2011.