The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech presents the Architect-Engineer Contracting course on the Midtown Atlanta campus May 16-20, 2016.
The course is ideal for both government contracting personnel as well as contractors looking for insights into the government contracting process for procuring architectural and engineering services.
CON 243: Architect-Engineer Contracting is a five-day course, focusing on issues across the contracting spectrum, including acquisition planning, source selection, proposal analysis, contract award and work, and contract management. Specific topics and practical exercises allow professionals to gain knowledge of the Selection of Architects and Engineers statute (formerly known as the Brooks Act), the Standard Form 330, slate and selection process, review of government estimates, liability, Title II services, modifications, and contracting officer’s representative (COR) responsibilities. In this advanced course, students learn how to research proper application and interpretation of conflicting regulatory guidance, including Public Laws, the FAR, the DFARS and other Agency Supplements to the FAR, and legal precedence.
Who Should Attend CON 243:
Contracting officers, contract specialists, contracting officer representatives, program/project managers, small business specialists, industry contracting personnel, architects and engineers.
How You Will Benefit:
Attendees learn how to:
- Determine if the services require Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute procedures and how to identify the basic steps necessary for the requirement.
- Distinguish how the project is to be advertised and determine what is to be contained in the advertisement.
- Determine the elements necessary for performance work statements.
- Evaluate firms and determining the order in which they will be ranked once service has been advertised and qualifications statements received,
- Determine applicable cost principles specific to A-E contracting in order to prepare a Government estimate or review a proposal.
- Recognize when and how a Government cost estimate for the project is developed.
- Develop a strategy and negotiating the project given an A-E firm’s proposal and the Government estimate,
- Distinguish how the Government maintains quality assurance on the contract after it has been awarded.
- Analyze the roles and responsibilities of those charged with the management and administration of the contract after award.