Acquisition / Contracting

ACQ 265: Mission-Focused Services Acquisition - 4 Days

 32 CLP Hours
 4-day course
 650 Tuition

ACQ 265: Mission-Focused Services Acquisition - This course is intended for contracting officer’s representatives, quality assurance reviewers, and contracting specialists involved in developing and executing performance requirements and business strategies and assessing contractor-provided services. The course would also positively benefit experienced members of service acquisition teams who are seeking to improve their understanding of the service acquisition process.


The course uses a team-based approach and focuses on the seven-step service acquisition process and various tools to improve students’ skills in developing and defining service requirements, supporting business strategies, and effectively managing contractor performance.

Course Objectives:

  • Assess the importance of the planning phase as outlined in the Guidebook for Services Acquisition.
  • Design an effective requirements document as outlined in the Guidebook for Services Acquisition.
  • Evaluate effective processes for selecting a contractor and assessing contract performance as outlined in the Guidebook for Services Acquisition.

Key Topics: 

Planning a Service Acquisition
Developing Requirements Documents
Preparing the Performance Work Statement
Defining an Acquisition Strategy
Executing the Strategy
Managing Performance

32 CLP Hours
4-Day Course
Tuition: $740

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

ACQ 370: Acquisition Law - 5 Days

 36 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

ACQ 370: Acquisition Law - This course is intended for experienced acquisition professionals, typically those who are pursuing Level III DAWIA, FAC-C, or FAC-P/PM certification. The course focuses on legal considerations in acquisition.

Lessons are highly interactive. The instructor will lecture using traditional PowerPoint slides and facilitate discussions.

Students will be assigned Government Accountability Office, Board of Contracting Appeals, and federal court cases to read and to discuss, and will prepare one briefing. Some lessons will also include exercises requiring students to apply their skills in scenario-based problem solving. Pre-course work is required.

Course Objectives:

  • Given appropriate reference material, discuss the constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and decisional authorities applicable to both commercial and  governmental acquisitions.
  • Given appropriate reference material, discuss, support, and defend a given position using the statutes and regulations that govern the ethical conduct of government employees.
  • Given appropriate reference material, discuss the statutory, regulatory, and decisional authorities applicable to data rights in government acquisitions.
  • Given appropriate reference material, identify, discuss, support, and defend the statutory, regulatory, and decisional restrictions applicable to the expenditure of appropriated funds.
  • Given appropriate reference material, discuss the process for prosecuting a protest in a government acquisition and differentiate the various decisions of actual case law.
  • Given appropriate reference material, discuss, support, and defend a given position by applying the concepts associated with performance under government acquisition.

Key Topics:

Fundamentals of Federal Law
Ethics and Standards of Conduct
Intellectual Property and Data Rights
Fiscal Law
Protests
Contract Performance

51 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Acquisition Workshop - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Acquisition Workshop - This five day course begins by providing acquisition and contracting personnel with basic information about the importance of adopting ethical values, distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable behavior in given ethical situations, and identifying appropriate resources to use when faced with an ethical issue.

Participants are then given valuable insight into the acquisition of information technology. They will learn how to use IT resources to solve mission-critical problems. They will also understand recent reforms and how they affect program planning, budgeting, and goals. The course will conclude with a discussion on how to conduct market research, as well as the benefits that result from doing so.

Key Topics

Ethics 
Information Technology 
Business Planning 
Acquisition Planning
Writing an IT Performance Work Statement
Market Research

40 CLP Hours

5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Advanced COR Training - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Advanced COR Training - This five-day training is intended for experienced CORs. The course details COR duties and responsibilities and emphasizes enhancement of skills in contract preparation, formation, and administration through discussion and participation in exercises; experience gained in contract administration; and best practices.

Students participate in group role-playing exercises and present their findings and solutions.

Key Topics:

Ethics and Conduct
Market Research
Requirements Documents
Sustainable Acquisition (Green Procurement)
Best Value—Proposal Evaluation
Contract Negotiations
Contract Modifications
Post-Award Orientation and COR Work Plan
Inspection and Monitoring Work
Invoice and Payment
Remedies
Performance Evaluation and Contract Closeout

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Advanced Source Selection - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Advanced Source Selection - Developed for an advanced and experienced audience, this three-day course provides in-depth coverage of source selection principles and processes. The twenty-four hour format includes lecture, discussion, and exercises. It details the competencies required of contract specialists in the Federal Acquisition Institute Contract Specialist Training Blueprint, and complies with FAI guidelines.

Highlights of the course include the function of the source selection process to obtain best value in specific types of acquisitions and the development of the source selection plan from acquisition inception through award.

This course builds upon concepts introduced in the 3-day NPI, Inc. Source Selection class. It uses group exercises, case studies, and student presentations to supplement the basic Source Selection materials and explain key principles.

Key Topics:
Legislation
Acquisition Planning
Factor Development
Alignment
Rating Methods and Characteristics
Proposal Evaluation

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Class
Tuition: $650

Aviation COR Certification and Refresher, 4 Days

 32 CLP Hours
 4-day course
 650 Tuition

Best Value Source Selection - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

Best Value Source Selection - This two-day course provides the participant with a complete understanding of the best value approach to acquisition. This course examines techniques and practices for obtaining best value products and services through source selection.

Best value methodology includes innovative techniques to simplify the source selection process and produce better value. 

The course has been designed for use by the entire acquisition workforce to promote a consistent understanding of best value and the various processes and techniques that can be used. Best value practices will help you implement a new way of doing business that promotes flexibility, streamlining, and simplified procedures.


Key Topics
The Source Selection Authority
Planning for Source Selection
Determining the Source Selection Approach
Conducting a Pre-Solicitation Dialogue with Industry
Drafting a Source Selection Evaluation Plan
The Solicitation
Evaluation Considerations
Exchanging Information with Offerors
Making the Cost/Technical Tradeoff Analysis
Documenting the Proposal Comparison
Documenting the Selection Decision and Awarding the Contract

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition $599

Commercial Item Acquisition - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

Commercial Item Acquisition - This two-day course is designed for contracting officers, purchasing agents, and program personnel involved in the acquisition of supplies and services for their agency.

The course provides information on and an understanding of legislation and implementation of the Federal Acquisition Regulation relevant to commercial item acquisition.

Key Topics:

Review of Streamlining Legislation
Overview of Changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation
Definition of Commercial Items
Procedures for Commercial Items
Forms and Clauses Used in Commercial Item Acquisition
Inspection and Other Administrative Responsibilities

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

CON-090 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals - Module A: Contracting Overview - This five-day module is one of four modules comprising the CON-090 Course; modules can be presented individually or consecutively.

Module A of this course focuses on the basics of the FAR and acquisition planning.

Students will learn about the history, value, and shortcomings of the FAR. This module emphasizes the importance of procedures and policies prescribed by the FAR, and the authority given to contracting officers and the restrictions placed upon them. Knowledge of the FAR forms the basis for critical thinking and analysis during real-life acquisitions.


This course is a practicum; the instructor will lecture only briefly. Students will work individually and in groups to locate parts of the FAR, interpret the FAR’s requirements, and resolve certain situations based on the information in the FAR.

Key Topics:

Organization of the Federal Government
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
FAR Supplements
Government Branches Involved in Acquisition
The Contracting Process in the FAR
Contracting Instruments
Elements of a Contract
Acquisition Planning
Legal Considerations
Acquisition Methods

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed NPI's CON-090 course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 090 course.

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

CON-090 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals - Module B: Contract Planning - This five-day module is one of four modules comprising the CON-090 Course; modules can be presented individually or consecutively.

Module B of this four-module course focuses on the value of market research, contract types, socioeconomic programs, and acquisition planning.

Students will receive guidance on competition, advertising requirements, and types of specifications.

This course is a practicum; the instructor will lecture only briefly. Students will work individually and in groups to locate parts of the FAR, interpret the FAR's requirements, and resolve certain situations based on the information in the FAR. 

Key Topics:

The Presolicitation Acquisition Environment
Methods of Procurement
Inherently Governmental Duties
Solicitation Formats
Small Business Definitions
Bundling
Exceptions to Full and Open Competition
Simplified Acquisition Threshold
Project Types
Specification Types
Acquisition Planning
Selected Contract Types and Small Business Programs
Small Business 8(a) Program
Variation in Estimated Quantity
Commercial Item Acquisition

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed NPI's CON-090 course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 090 course.

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition:$860

CON-090 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals - Module C: Contract Formation - This five-day module is one of four modules comprising the CON-090 course; modules can be presented individually or consecutively.

Module C of this four-module course focuses on activities leading up to and including contract award. Topics include clauses, sealed bidding, negotiation, and officer responsibility.

Students also receive guidance in evaluation criteria, the Buy American statute, contract price analysis, and protests.

This course is a practicum; the instructor will lecture only briefly. Students will work individually and in groups to locate parts of the FAR, interpret the FAR’s requirements, and resolve certain situations based on the information in the FAR.

Key Topics:

Preaward Issues and Sealed Bidding
The FAR Matrix
Buy American Statute Evaluation
Mistakes in Bids
Conflicts of Interest
Receipt of Proposals
Evaluation Factors
Cost or Pricing Data
Contract Types by Method of Acquisition
Profit or Fee
Indefinite-Delivery Contracts
Debriefings
Protests
Emergency Contracting
Risk
Cost Analysis and Use of Options

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed NPI's CON-090 course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 090 course.

40 CLP Hours

5-Day Course

Tuition: $860

CON-090 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals - Module D: Contract Administration - This five-day module is one of four modules comprising the CON-090 Course; modules can be presented individually or consecutively.

Module D of this four-module course focuses on contract administration. Topics include ambiguities, changes, payments, and claims.

Students also receive guidance in differing site conditions, time extensions, government property, labor standards, and terminations.

This course is a practicum; the instructor will lecture only briefly. Students will work individually and in groups to locate parts of the FAR, interpret the FAR’s requirements, and resolve certain situations based on the information in the FAR.

Key Topics:

Contract Ambiguities
Contract File Management
Prompt Payment
Contract Changes
Subcontracting
Government Property
Terminations
Contract Closeout
Task Orders Under Indefinite-Delivery Contracts
Change Orders
Payment Clauses
Claims
Reasonable and Allocable Costs
Contract Financing
Commercial Item Payments
Post-Award Orientation

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed NPI's CON-090 course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 090 course.

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

CON-100 Shaping Smart Business Arrangements - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

CON-100 Shaping Smart Business Arrangements - This course is designed for personnel newly assigned to the field of contracting. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the federal contracting process and environment.

This course will help students develop the skills to make solid business decisions and offer sound advice to customers, in support of the customer's mission and in compliance with the regulations. Practical exercises include small group exercises to help prepare students for real-world situations that include the interdependent and sometimes conflicting forces of government branches, agencies, contracting activities, industry, and other entities.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand mission support in the acquisition environment, identify customers' missions, work effectively as a member of the acquisition team, clarify his or her role in working with financial and contractor communities, develop skills to provide sound business advice to customers, and establish goals for personal career growth.

Key Topics:

Overview of Acquisition Environment
Understanding the Contracting Customer
Team Building
Ethics in Procurement
Fundamentals of Finance
Alternatives for Meeting Customers' Needs
E-Business and Information Technology in the Acquisition Process
Your Career Goals

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating


40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-121 Contract Planning - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

CON-121 Contract Planning - This two-day course is for students who are on track to become contract specialists. The course introduces the various concepts and issues involved in mission support planning. It addresses the contracting officer’s responsibilities in the context of planning both civilian and defense acquisitions. In addition to presenting tools and tasks for effective planning, it reviews basic acquisition principles and their application. 

Key Topics:

Mission Support Strategy

Organization of the FAR

Market Research

Strategies for Requirements Documents

Socioeconomic and Other Considerations

Acquisition Methods

Competition Requirements

Acquisition Strategy Development

DAU Equivalency Rating:
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed NPI's CON-121 course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 121 course. 


16 CLP Hours

2-Day Course

Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-124 Contract Execution - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

CON-124 Contract Execution - Intended for students who are on track to become contract specialists, this two-day course emphasizes putting the acquisition plan into action to deliver optimum support for customers’ missions.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to prepare different types of solicitations, process bids and proposals, develop effective price analysis and price fairness criteria, recognize contract financing considerations, award contracts, and identify appropriate action for resolving protests. 

Key Topics:

Procurement Request (PR) Package

Publicizing Requirements

Preparing Solicitations

Receiving Offers

Introduction to Cost/Price Analysis

Price Analysis Techniques

Preparation for Negotiations

Awarding the Contract

DAU Equivalency Rating: 

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 124 course.


16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-127 Contract Management - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

CON-127 Contract Management - This two-day course addresses critical duties, functions, and responsibilities performed by contracting personnel during the contract administration phase of the acquisition process.

The course format involves lectures and discussions that expose the student to the sequence of activities they may expect to encounter when administering both simple and complex procurements.

The course highlights activities that must be performed during the administration phase of a contract, methods of avoiding issues that may negatively affect contract performance, activities required by law or statute, and actions that should be taken to ensure the government’s interests are protected. 

Key Topics:

Contract Administration Planning

Managing Contract Performance

Contract Financing and Payment

Contract Modifications

Contract Disputes

Contract Termination and Closeout

DAU Equivalent Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 127 course.

16 CLP Hours

2-Day Course

Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis - 10 Days

 80 CLP Hours
 10-day course
 1470 Tuition

CON-170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis - This course is a Level I contracting course intended primarily for GS-1102 contracting personnel. This 80-hour course provides foundational knowledge of contract cost and price analysis.

Students learn how to apply quantitative tools to accomplish cost and price analysis in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Contract Pricing Reference Guide.

 

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to apply fundamental quantitative pricing skills, distinguish various seller pricing strategies; explain the purpose of the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data in mitigating government risk; identify policies and procedures for applying Cost Accounting Standards; discuss cost principles and procedures; recognize the essential elements of a market research report; select an appropriate contracting strategy; identify how to use contract financing techniques; state the difference between price and cost analysis; discuss price analysis techniques; assess price-related factors; analyze a proposal and select a contractor; identify the contractor business systems that must comply with government requirements for contract award; differentiate between direct and indirect costs; summarize how direct material, indirect, and subcontracting costs are evaluated; calculate Facilities Capital Cost of Money (FCCOM); apply weighted guidelines for calculating profit and fee objectives; complete a settlement action relating to defective pricing; and apply professional negotiation techniques to achieve success in a face-to-face negotiation. 

Key Topics:

Quantitative Measures

Net Present Value

Contract Type Considerations

Market Research, Truthful Cost or Pricing Data, and CAS

Cost Versus Price

Price Analysis

Cost Analysis and Direct Costs

Indirect Costs and Profit

Performance-Based Payments and Negotiations


ACE College Credit Recommendation

DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 170 course.

Distance learning option available.

80 CLP Hours

10-Day Course

Tuition: $1470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

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Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis (CON 170) Distance Learning is designed to help students learn how to apply contracting policies and procedures, as well as how to apply quantitative tools to accomplish cost and price analysis in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Contract Pricing Reference Guide.

Course Requirements

Student MaterialsInstructions will be provided for students to download initial class materials, including self-study assignments, exercises, and other reference material.

Hardware and software: Students require access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection to complete assigned individual and team activities. Telephone access is also required. A URL and toll-free audio conference number will be provided.

Course Structure

Students complete a combination of four-hour instructor-led real time (synchronous) sessions, self-paced (asynchronous) web-based training modules, and offline assignments.

Instructor-led sessions include small group activities, games, polls, breakout rooms, discussion, and lecture. This course provides a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience.

Please contact npi@npi-training.com, 425-776-0414, for further details and course schedules.

80 CLPs

Tuition: $3,440

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-200 Business Decisions for Contracting - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

CON-200 Business Decisions for Contracting - This 24-hour intermediate level course is intended for GS1102 contract specialists who have completed Level I contracting training and two years of contracting experience.

The course focuses on planning successful mission support strategies and executing acquisitions that facilitate attainment of mission goals.

Students study techniques for building solid business relationships, the use and benefits of strategic sourcing and performance-based contracting, techniques for managing risk, the considerations involved in providing contract financing and government property, the role of small business and subcontractors in supporting acquisition, and source selection methodology.

 

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the importance of a good business relationship in achieving the customer’s performance expectations, identify how strategic sourcing can contribute to the acquisition process, discuss the principles of performance-based acquisition, state appropriate risk management techniques, identify contract financing methods and considerations in their use, describe the characteristics and appropriate use of undefinitized contract actions and incentive contracts, identify the effect of providing government property, describe small business socioeconomic programs and their use,  determine subcontracting requirements, identify the source selection processes and procedures, and determine if a contractor is responsible.

 

Key Topics:

Business Relationships

Strategic Sourcing

Performance-Based Acquisition

Risk Management

Contract Financing

Undefinitized Contract Actions and Incentive Contracts

Government Property

Small Business Programs

Subcontracting Plans

Source Selection

Contractor Responsibility

ACE College Credit Recommendation

24 CLP Hours

3-Day Course

Tuition: $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-216 Legal Considerations in Contracting - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

CON-216 Legal Considerations in Contracting - This is an intermediate level course, designed for GS1102 Contract Specialists who have completed Level I contracting training and two years of contracting experience.

This course focuses on legal considerations in the procurement process. The course introduces basic principles and sources of law relevant to procurement, including fiscal law. The students will address legal issues encountered in contracting such as protests, assignments of claims, disputes, fraud, contractor debt, performance issues, and contract termination.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the legal and ethical principles that apply to government contracts; recognize different processes by which challenges may be filed against a federal acquisition; identify the legal obligations of both parties when a contract performance issues arises; identify formal dispute resolution procedures under the Contract Disputes statute; identify criminal, civil, and administrative remedies for contract fraud; identify the tools for recovering monies owed the government; and select the process and procedures for terminating a contract

Key Topics:

Constitutional Principles
Sources of Procurement Law
Contract Formation
Contracting Authority
Contract Types
Fiscal Law and Appropriate Expenditures
Property (including Intellectual Property)
Protests
Contract Performance and Interpretation
Quality Assurance and Acceptance
Changes
Disputes and Equitable Adjustments
Fraud
Terminations
Debt Recovery

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 216 course.


40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-243 Architect-Engineer Services - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

CON-243 Architect-Engineer Services - This course is based on part 36 of the FAR, and provides the participant with information on the unique aspects of contracting for architect-engineer (A-E) services.

Coverage includes the Selection of Archtects and Engineers statute, solicitation evaluation, and award and administration of A-E contracts. This course is suitable for more experienced contracting personnel.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to recognize the need for team participation in acquiring A-E services, specify the scope of work, understand basic cost/price analysis techniques, design and conduct negotiations, understand law and regulations unique to A-E contracting, and understand contract management and administration.

Key Topics:

Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute Applicability
Market Research
Selection Process
Scope of Work
Evaluation Process
Negotiation and Award
Monitoring and Inspection
Contract Modification
Contract Closeout

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 243 course.

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-244 Construction Contracting - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

CON-244 Construction Contracting - This course is based on part 36 of the FAR and related clauses and provides the participant with a complete and extensive look at contracting for construction projects.

This coverage includes project planning, specification and solicitation preparation, contract award and administration, and contract completion. This course is recommended for contracting personnel involved in the formation and administration of construction contracts.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the functional components of construction contracting from planning through closeout; use appropriate techniques for solicitation, evaluation and award; identify methods of quality assurance to be applied to construction contract administration; identify sources of potential modifications and correct courses of action; and understand how to manage a construction contract, including compliance and fiscal issues.

Key Topics:

The Pre-Solicitation and Solicitation Phase
Bid Evaluation and Award
Contract Administration Planning and Clauses
Contract Administration
Delays
Modifications
Remedies
Contract Closeout

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 244 course.

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-270 Intermediate Cost and Price Analysis - 10 Days

 80 CLP Hours
 10-day course
 1470 Tuition

CON-270 Intermediate Cost and Price Analysis - This ten-day course is specifically designed to assist students so they become better business advisors while they develop contract arrangements that serve the best interests of the government.

 It expands upon the contract pricing principles addressed in the Level I Contracting curriculum, Contract Pricing Reference Guide, and Department of Defense policy.

The course prepares students for subsequent DAWIA Level II certification courses that cover more advanced contract pricing content. 

Key Topics:

Price Considerations

Cost Analysis Techniques

Using Quantitative Tools

Cost Proposal Analysis

Identifying Appropriate Contract Incentives

Negotiation Strategies

Determination of an Objective

ACE College Credit Recommendation

DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 270 course.

80 CLP Hours
10-Day Course
Tuition: $1470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

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CON-270-DL - Intermediate Cost and Price Analysis Distance Learning will enable students to become better business advisors and develop contract arrangements that serve the best interests of the government. It expands upon the contract pricing principles addressed in the Level I Contracting curriculum, Contract Pricing Reference Guide, and Department of Defense policy.

The course prepares students for subsequent DAWIA Level II certification courses that cover more advanced contract pricing content.

Course Requirements

Student Materials: Instructions will be provided for students to download initial class materials, including self-study assignments, exercises, and other reference material.

Hardware and software: Students require access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection to complete assigned individual and team activities. Telephone access is also required. A URL and toll-free audio conference number will be provided.

Course Structure

Students attend 19 daily four-hour real time instructor-led sessions, participating in small group activities, games, breakout sessions, polls, and discussions, and complete offline assignments. This course provides a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience.

Please contact npi@npi-training.com, 425-776-0414, for further details and course schedules.

80 CLP hours

Tuition: $3,440

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-280 Source Selection and Administration of Service Contracts - This ten-day course provides students with key information regarding the acquisition of services under FAR Part 15 procedures. It emphasizes performance-based acquisitions for services, source selection, contract types, contract incentives, and contract administration. It expands upon the foundation established through the Level I curriculum and the course prerequisites. 

Key Topics:

Services Acquisition

Forming the Acquisition team

Governance, Leadership, and Communications

Market Research

Acquisition Strategy Development

Source Selection Planning

Source Selection Execution

Offeror Debriefings

Post-Award Implementation

Contract Administration and Performance Management

Contract Modifications

ACE College Credit Recommendation

DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 280 course.

80 CLP Hours

10-Day Course

Tuition: $1470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

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CON-280-DL - Source Selection and Administration of Service Contracts provides students with key information regarding the acquisition of services under FAR Part 15 procedures. It emphasizes performance-based acquisitions for services, source selection, contract types, contract incentives, and contract administration.

The course expands upon the foundation established through the Level I curriculum and the course prerequisites.

Course Requirements

Student Materials: Instructions will be provided for students to download initial class materials, including self-study assignments, exercises, and other reference material.

Hardware and software: Students require access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection to complete assigned individual and team activities. Telephone access is also required. A URL and toll-free audio conference number will be provided.

Course Structure

Students attend 19 daily four and a half-hour real time instructor-led sessions, participating in student presentations, small group activities, games, breakout sessions, polls, and discussions, and complete offline assignments. This course provides a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience. 

Please contact npi@npi-training.com, 425-776-0414, for further details and course schedules.

80 CLP hours

Tuition: $3,440

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-290 Contract Administration and Negotiation Techniques in a Supply Environment - 10 Days-In this ten-day course, students make practical use of the contracting concepts they acquired in prerequisite courses. By doing so, they are better able to address customer supply requirements and resolve contracting issues.

Students analyze the contracting process by following a supply requirement through the acquisition cycle―beginning with acquisition planning and concluding with contract closeout. The course builds upon legal concepts from CON-216 and intermediate pricing concepts from CON-270.

Key Topics:

Acquisition Planning

Using Cost Analysis in Evaluating a Proposal

The Negotiation Process

Contract Protests

Changes to a Contract

Claim Submittal

Termination and Settlement

Contract Closeout

ACE College Credit Recommendation

DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 290 course.

80 CLP Hours
10-Day Course
Tuition: $1470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

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CON-290-DL - Contract Administration and Negotiation Techniques in a Supply Environment. allows students to make practical use of contracting concepts acquired in prerequisite courses. By doing so, they are better able to address customer supply requirements and resolve contracting issues.

Students analyze the contracting process by following a supply requirement through the acquisition cycle, beginning with acquisition planning and concluding with contract closeout. The course builds upon legal concepts from CON-216 and intermediate pricing concepts from CON-270.

Course Requirements

Student Materials: Instructions will be provided for students to download initial class materials, including self-study assignments, exercises, and other reference material.

Hardware and software: \Students require access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection to complete assigned individual and team activities. Telephone access is also required. A URL and toll-free audio conference number will be provided.

Course Structure

Students attend 19 daily four and a half-hour real time instructor-led sessions, participating in student presentations, small group activities, games, breakout sessions, polls, and discussions, and complete offline assignments. This course provides a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience. 

Please contact npi@npi-training.com, 425-776-0414, for further details and course schedules.


80 CLP hours

Tuition: $3,440

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

CON-360 Contracting for Decision Makers - 10 Days

 80 CLP Hours
 10-day course
 1470 Tuition

CON-360 Contracting for Decision Makers - This intensive 10-day course gives advanced students practice in applying the skills and knowledge gained in previous training courses and work experience to realistic learning scenarios.

Students work individually and in teams to develop and present innovative approaches and sound business solutions to challenging issues concerning risk, planning, and performance.

Students confront an interrelated array of issues that require them to use judgment and comprehensive knowledge to resolve. Students hone problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that will help them develop real solutions to real acquisition problems.

The result will be more effective managerial business decisions that support the agency’s mission. Before attending the resident portion of the class, students must complete several reading and writing assignments.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to develop innovative approaches and sound business solutions in a complex acquisition environment.

Key Topics:

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving

Risk Management

Client Focus

Change Management

Building the Team

Leadership

Using Problem Solving Tools

Ethics and the State of the Profession

State of the Contracting Profession

ACE College Credit Recommendation 

DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 360 course.

80 CLP Hours

10-Day Course

Tuition: $1470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Congressional Experience Workshop - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Congressional Experience Workshop - 3 Days: This three-day course is designed to provide federal personnel with a solid understanding of congressional procedures and the relationship between Congress and federal agencies.

Course content includes the lawmaking process, how GAO and OMB interact with agencies, the budget and appropriations process, the purposes and practices of congressional committees and hearings, and how the media and special interest groups may affect policy formulation.

Participants may have the opportunity to attend congressional committee hearings or observe Congress when in session.

Key Topics

  • Current Pending Legislation
  • Determining Congressional Intent in Legislation
  • Process for Modification of Legislation
  • Multiple Roles of OMB
  • Budget and Appropriations Process
  • Influence of Outside Interests on the Policymaking Process
  • Congressional Oversight of Government Programs
  • Effective Interaction with Congressional Staff

Learning Objectives

  • After successful completion of this training course, the student will be able to:
  • Recognize how Congress may influence agency policies.
  • Comprehend the congressional budget formation and approval process.
  • Understand the budget modification and amendment process.
  • Recognize how congressional committees and hearings may affect budget.
  • Posses information and tools that enable more effective interaction with Congress and congressional members.

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition $650

Construction COR Refresher - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Construction COR Refresher - 5 Days: Based on Part 36 of the FAR, this course provides the participant with experiential learning related to the unique aspects of contracting for construction.

Coverage includes COR duties, solicitation preparation, award, and administration of construction contracts. The course provides participants with experiential learning, rather than a preponderance of lecture.

Attendees should have prior training and some experience in construction contract administration. Many of the topics offer the opportunity for group discussion on exercises or case studies for class discussion after completion.

Key Topics:
Acquisition Update
Construction Acquisition Planning
Construction Solicitation, Evaluation, and Award
Contractor Panel
Contract Administration: Quality and Compliance
Changes
Invoices and Contract Closeout


40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Contract Administration - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Contract Administration - 5 Days: This five-day training course addresses critical duties, functions, and responsibilities performed by contracting personnel during the contract administration phase of the acquisition process. The course format involves lecture, discussion, and exercises that expose the student to the sequence of activities they may expect to encounter when administering both simple and complex procurements.

The course highlights activities that must be performed during the administration phase of a contract, methods of avoiding issues that may negatively affect contract performance, performing activities that are required by law or statute, and actions that should be taken to ensure that the government’s interests are protected.  

Key Topics:
Contract Admin Duties and Responsibilities
Understanding Contract Language and Contract Terms/Conditions
Contract Administration Planning
Quality, Inspection, and Acceptance
Government-Furnished Property
Differing Site Conditions/Site Investigation
Changes to Contracts
Contract Disputes
Contract Terminations
Contract Closeout

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Contract Closeout - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

Contract Closeout - 2 Days: This two-day course provides information about successful contract disposal, from developing a contract file through to closing out a contract. This course is meant for contracting officers, purchasing agents, and program personnel involved in contract award and administration for their agency. NPI-140 provides information such as basic closeout responsibilities, significance of contract type and complexity, executing steps required to closeout various types of contracts, and identifying special concerns that complicate contract closeout.

Key Topics:


Acquisition Planning
Contract Closeout Requirements
Activities that Affect Contract Closeout
Quick Closeout Procedures
Closeout Concerns and Best Practices
Contract Performance Information

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Contract Negotiation Strategies and Techniques - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Contract Negotiation Strategies and Techniques - 5 Days-This five-day course is for students who are on track to become contract specialists. The course introduces the various concepts, issues, and considerations involved in mission support planning.

It addresses the contracting officer’s responsibilities in the context of planning both civilian and defense acquisitions. In addition to presenting tools and tasks for effective planning, this course reviews basic acquisition principles and their application.

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for this course. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at http://www.acenet.edu/acecredit.

Key Topics:
The Nature of Negotiations
Negotiations and Communication
Analyzing an Offer
Competition Requirements
Conducting Negotiations
Competitive Discussions

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

Contracting for Best Value - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Contracting for Best Value  - 3 Days: This three-day course provides the participant with an understanding of changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the contract formation process. It is appropriate for contracting and program personnel involved in contract formation and award.

The course covers acquisition and source selection methods and procedures, as well as evaluation of offers and quotes.

Key Topics:
Legislative and Regulatory Direction
Best Value Concept
Planning for Source Selection
Preparing the Solicitation Package
Evaluating Proposals
Documenting the Selection Decision

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Level II, DL (FCR 201)

 40 CLP Hours
 10-day course
 1470 Tuition

COR Level II (FCR 201/COR 222) Distance Learning: Provides the contracting officer’s representative (COR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and contract administration policy and issues.

The course is designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook and meets federal requirements for COR certification.

Course highlights include standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

Course Requirements

Student Materials: Instruction will be provided for students to download initial class materials, including the self-student assignments, exercises and other reference material.

Hardware and software: Students require access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection. Telephone access is also required. A URL and toll-free audio-conference number will be provided.

Course Structure

Attending ten daily, four-hour, “real time,” instructor-led sessions, students will participate in small group activities, games, breakout sessions, polls, and discussions. This course provides a dynamic, enjoyable learning experience.

Please contact npi@npi-training.com, 425-776-0414, for course schedules and additional information.

40 CLP hours

Tuition: $1,470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Refresher - 1 Day

 8 CLP Hours
 1-day course
 525 Tuition

COR Refresher - 1 Day: This course provides the contracting officer's representative (COR) with an update and review of the acquisition process. This course also provides the experienced COR with Continuing Learning Points (CLP) required by Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) or the agency.

It is suitable for experienced personnel who have previously attended acquisition training, and meets agency recertification and continuing education requirements for CORs.

This session examines changes in contract clauses, regulations and legal decisions affecting contract administration duties.

Key Topics:
Market Research 
Requirements Document
Post-Award Orientation and COR Work Plan
Invoice and Payment
Remedies, Performance Evaluation, and Contract Closeout

8 CLP Hours
1 Day Course
Tuition: $525

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Refresher - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

COR Refresher - 3 Days: This course provides the contracting officer's representative (COR) with an update and review of the acquisition process. This course also provides the experienced COR with Continuing Learning Points (CLP) required by Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) or the agency.

It is suitable for experienced personnel who have previously attended acquisition training, and meets agency recertification and continuing education requirements for COR's. This session examines changes in contract clauses, regulations and legal decisions affecting contract administration duties.

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Refresher - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

COR Refresher - 5 Days: This course provides the contracting officer's representative (COR) with an update and review of the acquisition process. This course also provides the experienced COR with Continuing Learning Points (CLP) required by Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) or the agency.

It is suitable for experienced personnel who have previously attended acquisition training, and meets agency recertification and continuing education requirements for COR's. This session examines changes in contract clauses, regulations and legal decisions affecting contract administration duties.

Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be more proficient in the performance of COR duties; understand the implications of any regulatory, legislative, or policy changes affecting contract administration; and be prepared to conduct and evaluate marketing research, serve on a technical evaluation panel, and evaluate and manage projects from the proposal stage through inspection and monitoring, invoicing and payment, performance evaluation and contract closeout.

Key Topics:
Review of COR Duties, Skills, and Competencies

Federal Acquisition Update
Solicitation Requirements
Market Research
Best Value and Proposal Evaluation
The Technical Evaluation Panel
Contract Administration
Post-award Process
Inspection and Monitoring
Invoicing and Payment
Change Orders
Performance Evaluation
Contract Closeout

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Refresher, Distance Learning - 1 Day

 8 CLP Hours
 1-day course
 525 Tuition

Note: This course is available in one- through five-day formats, depending on agency requirements.

COR Refresher, Distance Learning - 1 Day: This course provides the contracting officer's representative (COR) with an update and review of the acquisition process. This course also provides the experienced COR with Continuing Learning Points (CLP) required by Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) or the agency.

It is suitable for experienced personnel who have previously attended acquisition training, and meets agency recertification and continuing education requirements for CORs.

This session examines changes in contract clauses, regulations and legal decisions affecting contract administration duties.

Key Topics:
Federal Acquisition Update
Solicitation Requirements
Contract Administration
Change Orders
Contract Closeout

8 CLP Hours
1-Day Course
Tuition: $525

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Training - Level I - 1 Day

 8 CLP Hours
 1-day course
 525 Tuition

COR Training - Level I - 1 Day -This 8-hour course is designed for the prospective contracting officer’s representative (COR) working on low-risk contract vehicles, such as supply contracts and orders. The 8-hour format has been designed to provide a very broad overview of the essential topics for the COR function and fundamental acquisition rules and regulations.

The course highlights include the COR’s role, responsibilities, conduct and ethics, and authority, as well as the acquisition phases including planning; solicitation, evaluation, and award; and contract administration. 

Key Topics:

The Contracting Officer's Representative
Solicitation, Evaluation, and Award
Contract Administration and Documentation
Inspection and Acceptance
Contract Issues, Clauses, and Remedies

This course is FAI verified.

8 CLP Hours
1-Day Course
Tuition: $525

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Training - Level I, Distance Learning - 1 Day

 8 CLP Hours
 1-day course
 525 Tuition

COR Training - Level I, Distance Learning - 1 Day: This 8-hour distance learning course is designed for the prospective contracting officer’s representative (COR) working on low-risk contract vehicles, such as supply contracts and orders. The 8-hour format has been designed to provide a very broad overview of the essential topics for the COR function and fundamental acquisition rules and regulations.

The course highlights include the COR’s role, responsibilities, conduct and ethics, and authority, as well as the acquisition phases including planning; solicitation, evaluation, and award; and contract administration. 

Key Topics:

The Contracting Officer's Representative
Solicitation, Evaluation, and Award
Contract Administration and Documentation
Inspection and Acceptance
Contract Issues, Clauses, and Remedies

8 CLP Hours
1-Day Course
Tuition: $525

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Training - Level II - 4 Day

 32 CLP Hours
 4-day course
 650 Tuition

COR Training - Level II - 4 Day: This four-day course provides the contracting officer’s representative (COR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and contract administration policy and issues. The 32-hour format has been designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook and meets federal requirements for COR certification.

The course highlights include standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

Key Topics:
The COR--Authority and Responsibilities
Ethics and Procurement Integrity
Solicitation, Evaluation, and Award
Labor Law Application
Contract Administration and Documentation
Inspection and Acceptance
Goverment Property, Differing Site Conditions, Site Investigation
Contract Changes
Terminations and Disputes
Contract Payments and Closeout

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed NPI's COR-222 course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's COR 222 course.

32 CLP Hours
4-Day Course
Tuition: $740

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Training - Level II - 5 Day

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

COR Training - Level II - 5 Day: This five-day course provides the contracting officer’s representative (COR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and contract administration policy and issues. The 40-hour format has been designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook and meets federal requirements for COR certification. 

The course highlights include standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

Key Topics:
COR Authority and Responsibilities
Ethics and Procurement Integrity
Solicitation, Evaluation, Award
Labor Law Application
Contract Administration and Documentation
Inspection and Acceptance
Government Property, Differing Site Conditions, Site Investigation
Contract Changes
Terminations and Disputes
Contract Payments and Closeout

ACE College Credit Recommendation
DAU Equivalency Rating:

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed NPI's COR-222 course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's COR 222 course.

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414 

COR Training - Level III - 3 Days

 20 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

COR Training - Level III - 3 Days: This 20-hour course provides the experienced contracting officer’s representative (COR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on topics from acquisition planning through contract closeout through a combination of discussion and student exercises/workshops. The 20-hour format meets all training requirements for COR Level III certification. 

Key Topics:

Ethics and Conduct Acquisition Planning
Sustainable Acquisitions
Acquisition Methods and Requirements
Documents Issues, Clauses, and Remedies
Contract Closeout

20 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition: $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

COR-222-DL: COR Training, Level II, Distance Learning

 40 CLP Hours
 10-day course
 1470 Tuition

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COR Level II (FCR 201/COR 222) Distance Learning provides the contracting officer’s representative (COR) with complete and comprehensive coverage on contract formation and contract administration policy and issues. The course is designed to teach the competencies identified in the Federal Acquisition Institute’s COR Workbook and meets federal requirements for COR certification.

Course highlights include standards of conduct and ethics, development of requirements documents, contract documentation, inspection procedures, changes, terminations, and disputes.

Course Requirements

Student Materials: Instructions will be provided for students to download initial class materials, including a student guide, exercises, and other reference material.

Hardware and software: Students require access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection. Telephone access is also required. A URL and toll-free audio-conference number will be provided.

Course Structure

Attending ten daily four-hour real time instructor-led sessions, students will participate in discussions, lecture, games, and polls. This course provides a dynamic, enjoyable learning experience.

Please contact npi@npi-training.com, 425-776-0414, for course schedules and additional information.

40 CLP hours

Tuition:  $1,470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Cost Estimating

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Cost Estimating: This three-day course offers a special focus on the development of the government estimate for contract award and contract modifications. It is appropriate for both contracting and program personnel. Course coverage assists participants in understanding the procedures and techniques of developing a government estimate, and it emphasizes the role of the acquisition professional as a business manager.

This understanding enhances participants’ ability to acquire goods, services, and construction, and to carry out mission-related activities in a businesslike, efficient, and effective manner while complying with Federal Acquisition Regulation direction.

Key Topics:

Introduction to the Independent Government Estimate

The Acquisition Process

Date Collection and Analysis

Estimating Equitable Adjustments

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Cost Principles - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

Cost Principles -  2 Days: This course provides participants with a complete understanding of the cost principles found in FAR Part 31. These principles apply and prescribe certain activities and responsibilities required of the government and the contractor. Compliance guides and audit requirements will be reviewed to determine applicability to various recipients.

Key Topics:

  • Fixed-Price Contracts
  • Contracts with Commercial Organizations and Educational Institutions
  • Applicable Cost Principles
  • Composition of Total Cost
  • Determining Allowability, Reasonableness, and  Allocability
  • Direct and Indirect Costs
  • Selected Costs
  • Compensation for Personal Services
  • Contingencies
  • Contributions or Donations
  • Insurance and Indemnification

Learning Objectives:

After successful completion of this training course, the student will be able to:

  • Define the role of cost principles in contracts.
  • Identify examples of costs that are allowable, reasonable, and allocable.
  • Explain how cost principles vary between types of contracts.
  • Define and identify direct and indirect costs.
  • Take action or make recommendations on costs requiring prior approval.

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Developing Performance-Based Work Statements - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Developing Performance-Based Work Statements - 3 Days: This three-day session provides the participant with information and practical guidance on the development and use of performance-based work statements as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. It is suitable for all personnel involved in the acquisition process, including contracting officers and contracting officer's representatives.

The coverage includes an overview of the process, the linkage of sections of the contract, setting performance requirements, and the hands-on opportunity to review local problems and situations.

Key Topics:

Introduction to Performance-Based Contracting
Legislative and Regulatory Requirements
Developing Requirements
Documents
Developing Quality Assurance Plans
Monitoring Contractor Performance
Developing Incentives
Administration of Performance-
Based Contracts

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition: $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Development of the Government Cost Estimate, 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Development of the Government Cost Estimate, 3 Days: This three-day course offers a special focus on the development of the government estimate for contract award and contract modifications. It is appropriate for both contracting and program personnel. Course coverage assists participants in understanding the procedures and techniques of developing a government estimate, and it emphasizes the role of the acquisition professional as a business manager.

This understanding enhances participants’ ability to acquire goods, services, and construction, and to carry out mission-related activities in a businesslike, efficient, and effective manner while complying with Federal Acquisition Regulation direction.

Key Topics:
Acquisition Process
Methods of Acquisition and the Government Estimate
Planning and Program Requirements
The Requirements Document and the Government Estimate
Regulatory and Other Guidance for Estimate Development
Elements of the Government Estimate
Distinction Between Price and Cost Elements
Available Sources of Pricing Information
Previous Contract Pricing Experiences
Contractor Pricing Strategies
Type of Project Related to the Estimate
Develop, Analyze, and Evaluate the Estimate
Set Negotiation Goals for a Price Negotiation
Use the Estimate as the Basis for Negotiation
Compare/Contrast the Estimate
Modify the Estimate
Document Differences Between Estimate and Price

24 CLP Hours

3-Day Course
Tuition $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Emergency Contracting Basics - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

Emergency Contracting Basics - 2 Days: This course is designed for contracting professionals, or other personnel performing similar functions, who may assist federal agencies during the recovery from national disasters or other emergencies. Students receive an introduction to the knowledge necessary to procure goods and services required to support emergency and disaster recovery activities.

Key Topics:

  • Introduction to Emergency Contracting
  • Phases of Emergency Contracting
  • Analysis of Procurement Requests
  • Emergency-Specific Procurement Procedures

Learning Objectives:

After successful completion of this training course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of participants in the emergency contracting process.
  • Understand how emergency contracting differs from standard contracting.
  • Identify and follow FAR Part 18 provisions, agency guidance, and other policies in emergency contracting.
  • Properly analyze procurement requests.
  • Identify resources needed to procure goods and services during an emergency or disaster recovery.

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Ethics in Grants and Agreements, 1 Day

 8 CLP Hours
 1-day course
 525 Tuition

FAR Overview - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

FAR Overview - 2 Days: This course focuses on the basics of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and acquisition planning, immersing students in the FAR and relevant agency supplements.The purpose of this two-day course is to prepare students for more detailed classes as well as for tasks and careers in the field of government acquisition.

Students receive an overview of the FAR and its history, value, and shortcomings. The course emphasizes the value of procedures and policies prescribed by the FAR. The course also demonstrates the authority given to contracting officers as well as the restrictions placed upon them.

The instructor lectures briefly. Students work individually and in groups to locate parts of the FAR, interpret the FAR’s requirements, and resolve certain situations based on the guidance or direction in the FAR. Upon completion of the course, students will be more comfortable in completing their own research rather than relying on an instructor or supervisor to answer a question for them.

Key Topics:
The Federal Acquisition Environment

Organization of the Federal Government
The FAR and FAR Supplements
The Contracting Process
Contracting Instruments
Elements of a Contract
Acquisition Planning
Acquisition Methods
Contract Types
The Acquisition Team
Authority
Required Sources and Source Selection
FAR Numbering and Definitions

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

FAR Refresher - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

FAR Refresher - 2 Days-This two-day course focuses on the basics of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and acquisition planning, immersing students in the FAR and relevant agency supplements.

Students receive an overview of the FAR and its history, with an emphasis on the procedures and policies prescribed by the FAR, the authority given to contracting officers, and the restrictions placed upon them. 

Key Topics:
Goals of the Federal Acquisition Process
Basic Statutes and Regulations
The Federal Acquisition Regulation System
Acquisition Planning

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

FCN 190 FAR Fundamentals - 10 Days

 80 CLP Hours
 10-day course
 1470 Tuition

FCN 190 FAR Fundamentals - 10 Days-This intensive 10-day course provides students foundational knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations System. Specifically, the course provides immersion training into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

Students work individually and in groups to locate parts of the FAR, interpret the FAR’s requirements, and practice applying the FAR to real-world scenarios found in the contract planning, contract formation, and contract administration phases. The course is designed for acquisition workforce members who are seeking FAC C Level I certification and ideally have already completed CON 100, CON 110 or FCN 110, CON 111 or FCN 111, and CON 112 or FCN 112.

Course Objective: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to locate, interpret, and apply federal government acquisition regulations to a given contracting scenario.

Key Topics:
Using the FAR
Acquisition Planning
Sources
Competition Requirements
Methods of Contracting
Types of Contracts
Interagency Agreements, Options, and Indefinite-Delivery Contracts
Describing Agency Needs
Publicizing Contract Actions
Socioeconomic Programs
Contract Formation Principles
Solicitation of Offers
Bid Evaluation
Proposal Evaluation and Exchanges with Offerors
Contract Award
Protests
Simplified Acquisition Procedures
Contract Administration Basics
Contract Performance Measurement
Quality Assurance
Payment
Contract Modifications
Disputes and Appeals
Contract Terminations
Contract Closeout

ACE College Credit Recommendation

This course is FAI verified.

Distance learning option available.

80 CLP Hours

10-Day Course

Tuition $1470

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
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FAR Fundamentals (FCN-190) Distance Learning is intended for federal civilian agency GS‐1102 contracting personnel. Students complete instructor-led sessions and individual student/team activities to gain a foundational knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

This course provides an immersive experience by applying the FAR to real-world scenarios found in the contract planning, formation and administration phases. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to locate, interpret, and apply federal government acquisition regulations to a given contracting scenario.

Course Requirements

Student Materials: Instructions will be provided for students to download initial class materials, including self-study assignments, exercises, and other reference material.

Hardware and software: Students require access to a computer and a high-speed Internet connection to complete assigned individual and team activities. Telephone access is also required. A URL and toll-free audio conference number will be provided.

Course Structure

Students attend 19 daily four-hour real time instructor-led sessions, participating in small group activities, games, breakout sessions, polls, and discussions, and complete offline assignments. This course provides a dynamic and enjoyable learning experience.

Please contact npi@npi-training.com, 425-776-0414, for further details and course schedules.

80 CLPs

Tuition: $3,440

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
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Federal Appropriations Law - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Federal Appropriations Law - 3 Day: This session provides agency personnel with the legal aspects of Federal Appropriations Law. The course is based on the Principles of Federal Appropriations Law published by the General Accounting Office.

These materials are designed to provide the participant with insight and information on Comptroller General decisions that impact an Agency's expenditures.

Key Topics:
Meaning of Appropriations
Authority of the GAO
Impoundment
Bona Fide Needs
The Anti-Deficiency Act
Apportionment
Authority and Certifying Officials
Contracts and Agreements
Record-Keeping Requirements

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition: $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Federal Appropriations Law - 4 Days

 32 CLP Hours
 4-day course
 650 Tuition

Federal Appropriations Law - 4 Days: This session provides agency personnel with the legal aspects of Federal Appropriations Law. The course is based on the Principles of Federal Appropriations Law published by the General Accounting Office.

These materials are designed to provide the participant with insight and information on Comptroller General decisions that impact an Agency's expenditures. 

Key Topics:
Meaning of Appropriations 
Authority of the GAO 
Impoundment 
Bona Fide Needs 
The Anti-Deficiency Act 
Apportionment 
Authority and Certifying Officials 
Contracts and Agreements 
Record-Keeping Requirements

32 CLP Hours
4-Day Course
Tuition: $770

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Federal Appropriations Law (FFM APL3) - 4 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 4-day course
 650 Tuition

Federal Appropriations Law (FFM APL3) - 4 Days: This session provides participants with the legal aspects of Federal Appropriations Law. It is based on the Principles of Federal Appropriations Law published by the General Accounting Office.

These materials are designed to provide the participant with insight and information on Comptroller General decisions that impact an Agency's expenditures. 

Key Topics:
Meaning of Appropriations 
Authority of the GAO 
Impoundment 
Bona Fide Needs 
The Anti-Deficiency Act 
Apportionment 
Authority and Certifying Officials 
Contracts and Agreements 
Record-Keeping Requirements

32 CLP Hours
4-Day Course
Tuition: $740

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Federal Appropriations Law Refresher - 1 Day

 8 CLP Hours
 1-day course
 525 Tuition

Federal Appropriations Law Refresher - 1 Day: This one-day course is designed to provide the participant with insight and understanding on comptroller general decisions that impact and guide agency expenditures. It serves as a refresher and update for individuals who have previously attended training on the subjects related to federal appropriations.

The course materials are based on directions and decisions published by the General Accounting Office. It is appropriate for warranted personnel, budget personnel, and other program personnel interested in a review of the appropriations process.

Key Topics:
Updates and Changes
Authority Requirements and Limitations
Appropriations and Time-Related Issues
The Anti-Deficiency Act
Funds Certifying Officials

8 CLP Hours
1-Day Course
Tuition: $525

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Federal Budget Process - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Federal Budget Process - 3 Days: The course provides information on the major phases and timing of the federal budget process and is designed for those new to budgeting responsibilities or those who want an overview of the budget process.  Formulation, enactment, execution, and audit phases of the budget process are reviewed with emphasis on the roles of the key players in the executive and legislative branches.

The course uses current events to illustrate the process of appropriating, allocating, and spending billions of federal dollars. 

Key Topics:

  • Purposes of the Federal budget
  • How agencies got their funds
  • Budget formation
  • Congressional budget process
  • Budget execution and control
  • Budget reviews and audits

Learning Objectives:

After successful completion of this training course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the major legislation affecting the federal budget process.
  • Track the budget timeline and the major phases of the budget process.
  • Identify the roles of the major players in the budget process.
  • Outline how agencies use and track their allocated funds.
  • List the methods used to audit the use of federal funds.
  • Identify trends in spending the last 50 years.

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Class
Tuition: $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Federal Contract Law - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Federal Contract Law - 3 Days - This three-day intermediate level course is for Contract Specialists who have completed Level I contracting training and two years of contracting experience.

The course focuses on legal considerations in the procurement process and introduces basic principles and sources of law relevant to procurement, including fiscal law. Students address legal issues encountered in contracting, such as protests, disputes, fraud, performance issues, and contract termination.  


Key Topics:


Introduction to Contract Law
Fiscal Law
Protests
Contract Performance
Claims and Disputes 
Contract Fraud/Terminations

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Introduction to Contracting - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Introduction to Contracting - 5 Days: This course has been developed for contracting and program personnel, and includes complete coverage on contract formation, administration, and closeout procedures. Participants are provided with information on market research, methods of acquisition, contract administration requirements, clause coverage, payments, and contract termination.

Key Topics:
The Federal Acquisition Regulation
Agency Supplemental Regulation
Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Sealed Bidding, Negotiation
Provisions and Clauses
The Solicitation Process
Contract Award
Contract Administration
Contract Closeout

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Performance Based Acquisitions (FQN PBA3) - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Performance Based Acquisitions (FQN PBA3) - 3 Days - This course provides an understanding of the requirements for this unique type of contract, including clauses, the award process, work statement requirements, and labor laws.

Based on Part 37 of the FAR, the course considers the use of simplified acquisition methods, sealed bidding, and negotiation as appropriate methods for acquiring services.

Key Topics:

Establishing an Integrated Solutions Team
Describing the Problem that Needs Solving
Examining Private- and Public-Sector Solutions
Developing Statements of Work and Statements of Objectives
Deciding How to Measure and Manage Performance 
Selecting the Right Contractor
Managing Performance

24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Performance-Based Acquisition (NPI-1045R) - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Performance-Based Acquisition (NPI-1045R) - 5- DaysThis course provides students information on the requirements for performance-based contracts, including applicable clauses, the award process, work statement requirements, and labor laws.

This session is based on part 37 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and considers the use of simplified acquisition methods, sealed bidding, and negotiation as appropriate methods for acquiring services.

Key Topics:

Acquisition Planning for Services
Work Statement Preparation
Methods of Acquisition
Socioeconomic and Labor Law Requirements
Inspection of Service Contracts
Contract Administration
Disputes
Contract Closeout

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Service Contracting - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Service Contracting - 5 Days- This course is an interactive, proactive course and provides an understanding of the requirements for this unique type of contract, including clauses, the award process, work statement requirements, and labor laws. Based on Part 37 of the FAR, the course considers the use of simplified acquisition methods and negotiation as appropriate methods for acquiring performance-based acquisitions.

Key Topics:


Establishing an Integrated Solutions Team
Describing the Problem That Needs Solving
Examining Private- and Public-Sector Solutions
Developing Statements of Work or Statements of Objectives
Deciding How to Measure and Manage Performance
Selecting the Right Contractor

40 CLP Hours

5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Simplified Acquisition Procedures - Advanced - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Simplified Acquisition Procedures - Advanced - 5 Days-This course provides experienced purchasing and contracting personnel operating under part 13 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) with updated and expanded information on simplified acquisition methods.

Coverage includes evaluation of quotes for award, administration of purchase orders, and negotiation skills and techniques.

Key Topics:


Legislative and Regulatory Update

Preaward Issues
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses
Labor Law Requirements
The RFQ Process
Evaluation of RFQs
Contract Payments
Contract Disputes
Negotiation Techniques

ACE College Credit Recommendation

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Simplified Acquisition Procedures (CON-237) - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Simplified Acquisition Procedures (CON-237) - 5 Days-This course provides the participant with current information on simplified acquisition procedures and required sources. This information includes thresholds and the rules that currently apply to purchasing under parts 8 and 13 of the FAR. It is suitable for new and experienced purchasing and contracting personnel.

Key Topics:


Introduction to Federal Acquisition 
Standards of Conduct 
Preliminary Purchase Considerations 
Market Research 
Requirements Documents 
Commercial Items 
Credit Cards 
Blanket Purchase Agreements 
Contract Administration 
Process of Termination

DAU Equivalency Rating: 

The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) has reviewed this course and determined it to be equivalent to the DAU's CON 237 course.

40 CLP Hours

5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Simplified Acquisition Procedures (FQN SAP5) - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Simplified Acquisition Procedures (FQN SAP5) - 5 Days-This course is for both new and experienced purchasing and contracting personnel. It covers current policy and practice using simplified acquisition procedures and required sources, and provides a thorough and practical basis for using these procedures on the job.

This information includes thresholds and the rules that apply to purchasing under FAR Part 13, as well as some coverage on FAR Part 8, Required Sources.

Key Topics:


Introduction to Federal Acquisition 
Standards of Conduct 
Preliminary Purchase Considerations 
Market Research 
Requirements Documents 
Commercial Items 
Credit Cards 
Blanket Purchase Agreements 
Contract Administration 
Process of Termination

40 CLP Hours

5-Day Course

Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Simplified Acquisition Procedures Refresher - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

Simplified Acquisition Procedures Refresher - 2 Days: This comprehensive course contains updated policy and practice of simplified acquisition procedures and required sources. Suitable for both new and experienced purchasing and contracting personnel, the course also meets warrant requirements of purchasing agents and contracting officers.

Coverage includes thresholds and the rules that apply to purchasing under Parts 8, 12, and 13 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

Key Topics:
Regulations and Authority
Required Sources of Supplies and Services
Socioeconomic Programs, Labor Laws, and Protests       Research, Requirements, and the Solicitation                       Simplified Acquisition Procedures
Evaluation, Award, and Administration 

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Simplified Acquisition Procedures Refresher - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Simplified Acquisition Procedures Refresher - 3 Days-This three-day refresher course has been developed for purchasing personnel and provides an update on current procedures for simplified acquisitions. It is a comprehensive course that specifically deals with FAR parts 8, 12, and 13.

Class exercises and chapter quizzes give the students hands-on experience in problem-solving and reinforce the lessons presented. The course also meets warrant requirements of purchasing agents and contracting officers.

Key Topics:


Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulation
Socioeconomic Programs, Labor Laws
Protests
Required Sources
Preparing a Solicitation and Obtaining Competition
Using the Proper Clauses and Provisions
Evaluating Quotes, Making an Award, and Administering the Contract/Purchase Order


24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition: $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Simplified Acquisition Procedures, 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Source Selection - 5 Days

 40 CLP Hours
 5-day course
 860 Tuition

Source Selection - 5 Days-This course provides the participant with information on contractor selection through the acquisition process. Proper source selection efforts lead to "best value" award decisions.

This is an intermediate course and is best suited for participants with some experience and training in acquisition.

Key Topics:


Overview of the Federal Acquisition Process
Terminology for Source Selection
The Source Selection Plan
Developing Evaluation Factors
Technical Evaluations
Competitive Range
Selection
Contract Award

40 CLP Hours
5-Day Course
Tuition: $860

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Task Order Contracting - 2 Days

 16 CLP Hours
 2-day course
 599 Tuition

Task Order Contracting - 2 Days-This two-day course provides the participant with 16 Continuous Learning Points.  The course furnishes the student with a complete understanding of delivery, ID/IQ and task order contracting procedures, as well as the unique elements that characterize each of these acquisition methods. 

The course is presented in a lecture and group exercise format intended to provide information that will substantially strengthen the student’s understanding of indefinite delivery acquisition practices. 

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition: $599

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You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
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The Service Contract Labor Standards Statute (formerly Service Contract Act Overview) - 2 Days-This course provides students with a general understanding of what Federal Service Contract Labor Standards statute provisions mean to them in the course of awarding and administering task orders under federal contracts.

Roles and responsibilities of the contracting agency and Department of Labor are discussed, along with procedures for preparing a task order and administration plan to meet the requirements. Administration issues are discussed using case studies.

Key Topics:


The Service Contract Labor Standards Statute
Statutory Requirements
Which Contracts Are Covered?
Responsibilities of the Agency versus Department of Labor
Department of Labor
Wage Determinations

16 CLP Hours
2-Day Course
Tuition $599

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
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Understanding Contracting for Program Personnel - 1 Day

 8 CLP Hours
 1-day course
 525 Tuition

Understanding Contracting for Program Personnel - 1 Day -This one-day course provides noncontracting government supervisory and management personnel with an overview of the contracting process. The course provides participants with information they can use to more effectively work with the contracting staff and achieve program goals through contracting.

Key Topics:


Overview of the Acquisition Process
Acquisition Planning
Contract Clauses
Contract Administration

8 CLP Hours
1-Day Class
Tuition: $525

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414

Writing Statements of Work - 3 Days

 24 CLP Hours
 3-day course
 650 Tuition

Writing Statements of Work - 3 Days -This course provides the participant with the background information and practical guidance necessary for the preparation and use of a statement of objectives (SOO) as authorized by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. It is suitable for all personnel involved in the acquisition process, including contracting officers, contracting officer's representatives, and program personnel.

The coverage includes an overview of the process, the linkage of sections of the solicitation, program objectives, constraints and limitations, proposal submission, and basis of award. This course requires students to develop a draft SOO, providing hands-on opportunity to consider alternative acquisition approaches to program objectives.

Course Objectives: After successful completion of this training course, the student will be able to:


Discuss the policies procedures and  practices applicable to development of a SOO.
Describe the SOO approach methodology to providing background information and identifying constraints or limitations on programmatic solutions.
Describe a systems approach that must be understood by potential vendors developing the statement of work as part of their proposal.
Describe the proposal contents and requirements for a quality assurance surveillance plan.
Discuss outcome-based considerations for the evaluation of offers, contract award, and administration of the contract.

Key Topics:


Acquisition Planning
Developing the Statement of Work
Interpreting the Statement of work
Using Effective Writing to Express Requirements


24 CLP Hours
3-Day Course
Tuition $650

You may qualify for a lower tuition rate.

(Price does not include government discount)
Call for adjusted pricing: 425-776-0414