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Government Specifics I

Course Number:



Course Length:

3 days


Course Price:

$ 1,350 for non-government
$ 1,125 for government employees


Course Dates:

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Government employees please call (202) 797-9099 for registration details


Course Description
This course describes how the processes the project manager and other personnel responsible for an acquisition are integrated. Emphasis is placed on creating a comprehensive plan for fulfilling the need in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost.   This course is specifically developed to support Project Managers who need to meet the Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Management (FAC-P/PM) program core training requirements.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement a process by which the efforts of all acquisition personnel are integrated through a comprehensive plan
  • Explain the need for the Project Manager to participate in pre-award actions required by acquisition planning (FAR Part 7.1)
  • Develop a comprehensive project specification and requirements statement that fully and correctly defines the project
  • Formulate a source selection plan that allows for best value selection from competitive solicitations
  • Identify the need to support contract administrative actions
  • Establish a negotiated baseline of performance
  • Oversee the application of Total Life Cycle Systems Management (TLCSM)
Course Content
Lesson 1:

An Overview of Acquisition Process Integration

Key Processes

Lesson 2:


Management Processes
Performance Based Considerations
Understanding Cost and Price Analysis
Solicitation and Source Selection
Negotiation and Awards
Termination Options
Closeout Process
Legislation, Policies, & Regulations

Lesson 3:

Contract Approach

Integrating the PM, PCO & Staff
Key Processes

Lesson 4:

Requirements and Support Documents

Overview of FAR Subpart 7.1 and 1-12
Key Terminology
Contract Terms
Solicitation Terms

Lesson 5:

Source Solicitation

Formulating and Structuring a Source Selection Plan
Evaluation Board
Advisory Counsel
Selection Authority

Lesson 6:

Contract Administration


Managing the Buyer/Seller Relationship
Documenting Performance
Corrective Actions
Providing for Future Relationships
Managing Changes

Lesson 7:

Performance Based Agreements

Negotiating Support Levels with Consideration to Funding
Negotiating a Baseline

Lesson 8:

Business Financial Plan Management


TLCSM Overview
OMB A-11 Application

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