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CON 090: Federal Acquisition Regulations Fundamentals

FAR Fundamentals is a four week, resident, foundational course for new hires that provides a total immersion into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (Parts 1-53). The course will prepare the 21st century acquisition workforce to operate successfully in a web enabled environment. CON 090 is a limited lecture, research-intensive, exercised-based curriculum. Participants will analyze contracting business scenarios developed through research of the FAR and its supplements. The course is presented in four consecutive modules: Contracting Overview using the FAR and FAR Supplements; Contract Acquisition Planning; Contract Formation; and Contract Management/Administration. Students are expected to become familiar with FAR Parts 1-53. Students will be quizzed daily on FAR part knowledge, lecture/lesson content, and homework. Students should be prepared to dedicate 2-3 hours per evening for homework.

Learning Objectives

·Receive an Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and learn to navigate and Research these Regulations.

·Utilize the Federal Acquisition Regulations to learn how to Perform Cradle-to-Grave Federal Contracting, including Pre-Award, Contract Award, and Administration/Close-Out.

·Learn and Apply policies and procedures for soliciting offers, evaluating bids and offers, conducting exchanges with offerors, awarding contracts, managing protests, and conducting simplified acquisitions

·Learn and Apply the Processes of administration, the rights of parties when contract performance is unacceptable, applicable payment clauses, contract modifications, contract disputes, terminations, and closeout

Course Details

-    Course Length – 19 Days

-    Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) – 152

-    Graded Materials Include: Pre-Class Assignments, Attendance of all Instructional Hours, Course Exercises, Homework, and Course Exams/Quizzes