Federal Acquisition and Contracting

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    FCN 190 Federal Acquisition
    Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals

    Course Description

    FAR Fundamentals (FCN 190) is the resident capstone FAC-C Level I contracting course for federal civilian agency contracting personnel. It is a federal civilian agency adaption of Defense Acquisition University's CON 090 course. For FAC-C purposes, this course can be taken as an alternative to CON 090, FAR Fundamentals.
    FAR Fundamentals Course provides foundational knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) System. Students will be immersed in the FAR throughout this course and emerge knowledgeable of the government contracting process; the FAR and FAR supplement structure; FAR Parts 1-53; and will be able to locate and understand FAR regulations, guidance, provisions, and clauses. Students will navigate the online FAR as they wrestle with realistic scenario-based contracting problems. This training course is designed for personnel new to federal contracting workforce who are seeking FAC-C Level I training and non-contracting personnel who play a role in the acquisition process and require this course for certification.

    Course Length: 10 Class Days
    CLPs: 80 hours
    Cost: Call
    COURSE OBJECTIVES
    Using web-based resources, students must demonstrate the ability to:
    • Locate, cite, interpret, and determine the applicability of policies and procedures in the FAR.
    • Determine the requirements of the acquisition planning process as mandated by law and implemented by regulation.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for acquisitions from required and preferred sources of supplies and services.
    • Identify the competition requirements for a given acquisition.
    • Determine a permissible method of contracting for a given acquisition.
    • Describe the types of contracts that may be used in acquisitions.
    • Determine when the use of an option or an indefinite delivery contract is appropriate.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for describing agency needs.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for publicizing contract opportunities.
    • Determine the applicability of socioeconomic programs to a given acquisition.
    • Identify the legal principles used by courts and boards of contract appeals to determine whether the Government has entered into a relationship involving one or more enforceable promises.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for soliciting offers.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for evaluating bids.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for evaluating competitive proposals and having exchanges with offerors after the receipt of proposals.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for making contract awards.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for protests.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for the use of simplified acquisition procedures.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for the initiation of work.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for managing contractor performance.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for payment.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for preparing and processing contract modifications.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for processing contract disputes and appeals.
    • Determine the policies and procedures relating to the complete or partial termination of contracts for the convenience of the Government, or for default or cause.
    • Determine the policies and procedures for closing out Government contracts.

    Target Audience

    This course is designed for New hires to the Contracting Career Field (Civilian OCC Series 1102), active military personnel and those who seek certification in the contracting field. This course must be completed by employees in the Contracting Career Field (Civilian OCC Series 1102) within the first 24 months of employment. This does not extend or alter the requirement to meet certification requirements within 24 months of assignment to an acquisition position or change in position requirements.

     

    Contact Laida Seiler at lseiler@amciweb.com for more information or to schedule this or any of AMCI's other Professional Acquisition and Contracting Training Series courses.

    Please Note: AMCI does not offer generic open-enrollment courses. We specialize in tailoring on-site training for each Federal agency or private-sector firm.

    Please contact Laida Seiler at lseiler@amciweb.com to order any classroom course for delivery in your location.