Management Concepts

Contracting Officer's Representative Basic (Level i)

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Feb 27, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 619
USD 619 per day
Jun 8, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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USD 619 per day
Aug 5, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 619
USD 619 per day
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About the course

The Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) is essential to the efficient and effective management of acquisitions and acts as the eyes and ears of the contracting officer. You will learn the basic knowledge and skills needed to perform your duties as a Level I COR, such as proper communication, documentation, contract monitoring, payments, and ethics. You will also leave with a better understanding of the overall acquisition process.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the COR’s duties, responsibilities, and authority
  • Identify issues affecting the COR through the acquisition process
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and communications
  • Use appropriate techniques to monitor contract performance
  • Describe the process for processing contractor invoices for payment

Course Topics

COR Roles and Responsibilities

  • The Role of a Contracting Officer's Representative
  • Responsibilities
  • Delegation of Authority
  • COR Responsibilities Throughout the Acquisition Process
  • Summary

Acquisition Planning

  • Phases of the Acquisition Process
  • Benefits of Market Research
  • Types of Market Research
  • Sources of Market Information
  • Determination of Need
  • Considerations When Developing Requirements Documents
  • Managing Risk
  • Contract Types
  • Recurring Requirements
  • Summary

Contract Formation

  • Pre-solicitation Exchanges with Industry
  • Solicitation Format
  • Incorporating the Source Selection Strategy and Evaluation Factors in the Solicitation
  • Preparing Proposal Instructions
  • Issuance and Amendment of the Solicitation
  • Evaluating Technical/Management Proposals
  • Evaluating Past Performance
  • Processing Performance Information in CPARS and PPIRS
  • Summary

Contract Management

  • The COR Work Plan
  • Communicating with Contractors
  • Purpose of Contract Monitoring
  • Sources of Monitoring Requirements
  • Steps for Monitoring Performance
  • Monitoring Contract Costs
  • Identifying the Need to Modify the Contract
  • Types of Modifications
  • Evaluating Proposed Changes
  • Constructive Changes
  • Documenting Performance for Future Source Selections
  • Contract Closeout
  • Summary


  • Methods of Payment
  • Processing Invoices/Vouchers
  • Prompt Payment Act
  • Summary

Ethics in Government Contracting

  • Principles of Ethical Conduct
  • Gifts and Gratuities
  • Conflicting Financial Interests
  • Restrictions on Obtaining and Disclosing Certain Information
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Identifying Fraud in Government Contracts
  • Summary

Who should attend

This course is designed for personnel seeking FAC-COR Level I certification training.

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