Contracting (CON)

CON 104 - Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals I

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Covers Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals (Parts 1-53) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Introduces the following basic principles of government contracting: Basic government contracting by using the FAR and DFARS; and Contract Acquisition Planning. Part I of II.
Credits - 3. Lecture - 3 hours. Total Contact - 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provide the student with foundational knowledge of government acquisition processes and immerse the student in the FAR and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The course is intended for beginning contract officers and students who are just entering a Contract Management program.

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CON 105 - Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals II

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Covers Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals (Parts 1-53) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Features Contract Formation and Contract Management/Administration. Part II of II.
Credits 3. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provides the second part of the foundational knowledge of government acquisition processes and immerses the student in the FAR and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). The course is intended for beginning contract officers and students who are near the beginning of a Contract Management program.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: CON 104 Corequisites: CON 100 and CON 107

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CON 107 - Contract Planning

Course Description

Effective: 2014-05-01

Covers the federal strategic acquisition planning processes. Focuses on identifying the customer's needs, the customer's mission, and the contracting officer's role as the primary business advisor. Features the development of a strategic acquisition plan that supports the agency's mission.
Credits 3. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provide the student with an introduction to the federal contracting process and to the Contracting Officer?s important role as business and planning advisor in the federal acquisition process. The course is intended for beginning contract officers and students who are near the beginning of a Contract Management program.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Co-requisite: CON 100

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CON 121 - Strategic Focused Contracting II

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

Covers the entire acquisition process from meeting with the customer to completing the contract closeout process. Presents an opportunity to learn and apply leadership, problem-solving, and negotiation skills. Applies the knowledge and skills gained in CON 100, Shaping Sharp Business Arrangements, to cover an integrated case study approach.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provide the student with an introduction to the federal contracting process and to the Contracting Officer?s important role as business and planning advisor in the federal acquisition process. The course is intended for beginning contract officers and students who are near the beginning of a Contract Management program.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: CON 100

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CON 124 - Contract Management

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

Teaches the federal contract execution process. Focuses on executing acquisition plans through soliciting industry information, executing contract procedures for acquiring commodities, conducting market analysis, determining fair and reasonable prices, and executing the award of a government contract.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provide the student an introduction to the concepts of executing basic contract procedures for acquiring both commercial and noncommercial requirements, effectively conducting analysis of market data, and determining when a price is fair and reasonable. The course is intended for beginning contract officers and students who are near the beginning of a Contract Management program.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: CON 100

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CON 127 - Contract Administration

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

Covers the fundamentals of federal contract management and administration procedures. Introduces the process of developing and implementing performance assessment strategies, how to make price contract changes after contract award, properly address contract disputes, and how to properly close-out contracts.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provides students with the knowledge necessary to identify, develop and utilize appropriate performance metrics when evaluating contractor performance. The course is intended for beginning contract officers and students who are near the beginning of a Contract Management program.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: CON 100

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CON 170 - Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis

Course Description

Effective: 2017-08-01

Teaches the fundamentals of the market research process, and analysis of contractor-pricing strategies. Introduces cost-volume-profit analysis, calculation of contribution margin estimates, and the process of developing cost estimating relationships for an effective price analysis pursuant to FAR subpart 15.4.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Provides the student with foundational knowledge of market research process, and provides the instruction to help the students understand and analyze contractor pricing strategies. This course is intended for the beginning contract officers and students who are in the beginning of a Contract Management program.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: CON 100

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