Georgia Tech, an official Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency training provider offers CON 090 – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals in a way that will allow you to better manage both your time and your budget, while meeting your professional development training needs.
What is the FAR? The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is the principal set of rules in the Federal Acquisition Regulation System. This system consists of sets of regulations issued by agencies of the Federal government of the United States to govern what is called the “acquisition process”; this is the process through which the government purchases (“acquires”) goods and services. The FAR System regulates the activities of government personnel in carrying out that process.
CON 090 – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals is a new resident Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level I contracting course for newly hired GS-1102 contracting personnel, but is essential for anyone who plays a role in the federal acquisition process, including federal contractors and prospective contractors.
This course is four (4) weeks in length and provides foundational knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) System. Specifically, the course provides immersion training into the FAR, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and the DFARS Procedures, Guidance and Information (PGI).
The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech (The Academy) split-up this 4-week class into four, 1-week classes. This means you now have multiple opportunities to complete the entire course throughout the year without the challenge of being away from your job or home for an entire month.
CON 090 consists of four distinct modules and allows The Academy to effortlessly offer this new foundational contracting course in four distinct weeks of training with a significant emphasis on research.
CON 090-1: Contracting Overview of the FAR (Module 1) introduces the FAR and how to navigate and use acquisition regulations. Module 1 answers the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the FAR. This module is considered the most comprehensive lesson in the course, and is designed to provide hands-on training on how to use the FAR and DFARS.
CON 090-2: Contract Planning in the FAR (Module 2) presents information on the policies and procedures for the acquisition of supplies and services from required or preferred sources. Key topics in this lesson include: required sources, use of existing contracts, and small business programs.
CON 090-3: Contract Formation in the FAR (Module 3) goes deeper into the different methods of 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 lastly, (4)exploring the policies and procedures pertaining to both bid protests and size status protests and exploring simplified acquisition procedures.
CON 090-4: Contract Administration in the FAR (Module 4) covers the basic principles of contract administration. Lessons in this module include: contract administration basics, contract modifications, administration of selected terms and conditions, delays, quality assurance, payment, disputes & appeals, contract termination, and contract closeout.
Georgia Tech’s 2013 open enrollment calendar includes the following Atlanta dates for CON 090 classes:
CON 090-1: Contracting Overview of the FAR (Module 1) is a four (4) day class.
Feb. 5-8, 2013
Apr. 9-12, 2013
May 28-31. 2013
Aug. 6-9, 2013
CON 090-2: Contract Planning in the FAR (Module 2) is a five (5) day class.
Mar. 4-8, 2013
May 20-24, 2013
July 8-12, 2013
Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2013
CON 090-3: Contract Formation in the FAR (Module 3) is a five (5) day class.
Apr. 1-5, 2013
June 24-28, 2013
Aug. 12-16, 2013
Nov. 18-22, 2013
CON 090-4: Contract Administration in the FAR (Module 4) is a five (5) day class.
Apr. 15-19, 2013
July 15-19, 2013
Sept. 16-20, 2013
Dec. 9-13, 2013
The Academy offers other DAWIA and Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) equivalent courses. Click to learn more and register: http://www.pe.gatech.edu/Subjects/Acquisition-Government-Contracting
All Academy contracting courses are available to be hosted at your location. Please contact us at info@ContractingAcademy.gatech.edu or at 404 894 6109 to learn more.