If you act now, you can learn how to navigate the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) — and all about contract planning, contract formation, and contract administration — before calendar year 2017 comes to a close.
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course — CON 090: FAR Fundamentals — is essential to everyone operating in the government contracting arena. But DAU and other training providers teach the course 19 days straight, making it difficult for many to attend because of work and family obligations.
The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech addresses this challenge by teaching CON 090 in four, convenient one-week modules, each separated by approximately a month. The four CON 090 modules are currently scheduled as follows:
- Sept. 26-29, 2017 – CON 090-1: Contracting Overview of the FAR
- Oct. 23-27, 2017 – CON 090-2: Contract Planning in the FAR
- Nov. 13-17, 2017 – CON 090-3: Contract Formation in the FAR
- Dec. 4-8, 2017 – CON 090-4: Contract Administration in the FAR
You may register for any or all of the modules listed above by clicking on the course titles. A brief description of each module follows.
CON 090-1: Contracting Overview of the FAR covers the identification of the basic principles of federal contracting, including the structure and content of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplements. You’ll learn the history and purpose of the FAR, along with how to accurately locate, cite, and interpret the regulations.
CON 090-2: Contract Planning in the FAR covers acquisition planning, market research, describing agency needs, the preference for commercial and non-developmental items, contract types, special contracting techniques, socioeconomic programs, special terms and conditions, contractor qualifications, and advertising requirements.
CON 090-3: Contract Formation in the FAR covers the policies and procedures for simplified acquisitions, sealed bidding as well as negotiated acquisitions, cost accounting standards, special contracting methods and emergency acquisitions, and the filing and handling of protests.
CON 090-4: Contract Administration in the FAR covers the fundamental concepts of contract administration, including the handling of untimely or non-compliant performance, interpretation of clauses, contract modifications, payments, contract disputes and appeals, and complete or partial contract terminations.
Even if you don’t have time to complete all four modules this year, you can at least begin the series now and then complete it by attending course modules when they repeat in the spring of 2018.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity — get started by registering for CON 090-1 now!