CON 280 Source Selection and Administration of Service Contracts

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Course Description

This course builds on the foundation established through the Level I curriculum and the course prerequisites. The primary focus is on the acquisition of services under FAR Part 15 procedures, with an emphasis on performance-based acquisitions (PBA) for services, contract types, contract incentives, source selection, and contract administration. Students will learn the fundamentals of a performance based service acquisition — from acquisition planning to contract closeout through a realistic case study. The course takes students through the solicitation process using the mandatory DoD Source Selection Procedures. Students will prepare contractual documents, and develop and deliver high-level source selection briefings with recommendations for contract award.

Course Length: 10 Class Days
CLPs: 97 hours
Cost: Call
Students who successfully complete this AMCI equivalent course will be able to:
  • Given a complex services requirement, identify the appropriate source selection team roles and responsibilities, to include government and non-government advisors.
  • Using the results of market research, assess the industry’s environment and determine availability of sources
  • Utilizing the DAU Performance Requirements Roadmap and results of a comprehensive market research generate PBA metrics mirroring best commercial practices
  • Given a complex services requirement, determine appropriates methods of communication employed by the acquisition team
  • Given a complex services requirement and market research results, decide the appropriate acquisition strategy that maximizes small business participation at the prime and subcontracting levels
  • Using the results of an analysis of a given requirement, determine an appropriate performance-based approach that meets the customer’s mission requirement
  • Given a complex services requirement and using the results of an in-depth market research report, construct relevant elements of an acquisition plan IAW FAR and DFARS
  • Given a complex services requirements package, examine appropriate sections of a solicitation in accordance with application laws, regulations, policies, acquisition plan and source selection plan
  • Given a complex services requirement, construct a source selection plan that meets all public law, regulations, policy, and other guidelines
  • Given a contract requirement, accurately assess the financial implications of various types of contract and incentive arrangements
  • Given a complex services requirement, evaluate incentive arrangements, for adherence to regulation, policy and guidance
  • Given a complex services acquisition situation, appropriately apply the necessary Government funding provisions
  • In a competitive negotiated contracting environment, determine the competitive range based on FAR and other guidance
  • Given a complex services acquisition situation evaluate several contractor proposals to determine contract award
  • After establishment of a competitive range, prepare for negotiations/discussions in accordance with FAR and DFARS
  • Using the standards for contractor responsibility in FAR Part 9.1, discuss the contractor responsibility process prior to contract award
  • In a competitive contracting environment and using the DoD source selection procedures, recommend the best value proposal to meet mission requirement
  • Based on the results of the SSEB & SSAC evaluation reports and the SSDD, determine what information to include in debriefings and differentiate between protest processes
  • After contract award, determine the appropriate forum to address customer and contractor’s responsibilities for successful performance of the contract
  • After contract award, develop contract administration requirements in accordance with FAR and DFARS
  • After contract award, perform contract administrative functions in accordance with FAR and DFARS
  • Determine the need for contract modifications in accordance with contract terms and conditions and FAR and DFARS
  • After contract performance is complete, determine contract close-out procedures as they relate to services and the case study
  • Given a complex services acquisition, appropriately examine the provisions of the allowable cost and payments provision
  • Given a complex services acquisition, appropriately evaluate the provisions of the incentive fee provisions
  • Given a complex Contracting issue, develop, on an individual basis, a written research paper to be presented orally to the class

Target Audience

This course is designed for Level I certified contracting personnel with at least 2 years of contracting experience in the Contracting Career Field (Civilian OCC Series 1102) seeking Level II certification.

ACQ 101, Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management CLC 051, Managing Government Property in the Possession of Contractors CLC 056, Analyzing Contract Costs CLC 057, Performance Based Payments and Value of Cash Flow CON 200, Business Decisions for Contracting CON 216,Legal Considerations in Contracting CON 270, Intermediate Cost and Price Analysis HBS 428, Negotiating

Pre-course Assignments
Students must complete all electronic assignments prior to attending this course. These assignments represent 18 percent of the student’s grade. Details will be provided 30 days prior to the class start date.

Questions? Contact our training coordinator via email or phone at (202) 843.5447.

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