“Mission Focused Contracting” — a two-week course that is perhaps the most comprehensive of any of the courses offered by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech — begins on Oct. 22, 2012. It’s designed to have value for both business people as well as government contracting officials.
- From a business perspective, this course is a boot camp that’s designed to provide insights and details about the government’s entire acquisition process. Business people will leave this course better prepared to submit bids for government work, creating a positive impact on business growth and bottom line.
- From a government standpoint, this Defense Acquisition University-equivalent course — that satisfies FAC-C and DAWIA certification requirements — educates contracting officers on the entire acquisition process, from initial meetings with internal customers to completing the contract closeout process — and everything in-between.
All participants have the opportunity to learn and apply problem-solving and negotiation skills in a highly-interactive class setting.
Known as CON 120 – Mission Focused Contracting, this course includes a complete review of CON 110, 111 and 112, on-line courses that are normally prerequisites for CON 120. Because a review of CON 110, 111 and 112 is built-in to Georgia Tech’s CON 120 offering, students are not required to complete any prerequisites.
As a part of this course, contracting officers will learn 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
As a part of this course, companies will:
- Discover business growth opportunities for your company in the government sector
- Learn how to develop a bid proposal that will put you ahead of the competition
- Gain insight on ways to get your small business subcontracting plan approved
- Network with and learn alongside government contracting officials to gain a better understanding of the process, roles, and responsibilities of government contracting
- Understand how your company fits in as an important member of the acquisition team
This 10-day course is priced at $2,000 and is next offered Oct.22 through Nov. 2, 2012 in world-class facilities on the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-120-mission-focused-contracting.
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Students from the federal sector will be interested to know that in a March 25, 2011 DoD memorandum, the Procurement and Acquisition Policy Director notified the acquisition workforce of changes to the Contracting Curriculum and DAWIA certification standards, effective October 1, 2011. The memo outlines changes to existing course assets and development of new learning assets. Additionally, the transition plan provides information for the workforce and federal Directors of Career Management to facilitate a smooth transition to the new certification standards. The memo is located in its entirety in the Workforce Policy section of The Academy’s website here.