Two of the most important elements of the federal contracting process — planning and formation — are subjects of courses to be offered in June 2016 on the campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech will present “Contract Planning in the FAR” (CON 090-2) on June 6 through 10, and “Contract Formation in the FAR” (CON 090-3) on June 20 through 24. Both courses are parts of a four-part series which examine the intricacies of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
CON 090-2 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.
Students learn the policies and procedures for acquisition planning; the policies pertaining to required and preferred sources of supplies and service; how to determine the appropriate type of contract, contracting technique, and terms and conditions; what socioeconomic programs apply; how to publicize a solicitation; and how to judge a contractor’s qualifications.
CON 090-3 goes deep into the different methods of federal contracting by 1) describing the principles of contract formation that apply to all methods of contracting, 2) comparing and contrasting the solicitation and evaluation of offers when using sealed bidding and competitive negotiation, 3) exploring some of the procedural requirements in making a contract award, and 4) exploring the policies and procedures pertaining to both bid protests and size status protests and exploring simplified acquisition procedures.
Who Should Attend
For government contracting officers, these courses are 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 numerous courses — each equivalent to Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course standards — that help contracting officials maintain their warrants and enhance their professional development.
For business people 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.
For more information on these courses and to register, please visit:
- CON 090-2 – https://pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-090-2-contract-planning-far
- CON 090-3 – https://pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-090-3-contract-formation-far
Who We Are
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 the federal contracting arena.
Georgia Tech offers the entire four-part CON 090 course series in world-class facilities on its campus in midtown Atlanta. For groups of 10 or more, Georgia Tech also brings any of its government contracting courses to your workplace.
For details on any of our courses, please visit https://pe.gatech.edu/subjects/government-contracting. To make arrangements for any of the courses to be taught at your place of work, email us at: info@ContractingAcademy.gatech.edu or give us a call at 404-894-6109.