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Contracting Officer's Representative Course

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Apr 29—May 3
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 1169
USD 233 per day
May 6—10
5 days
Tysons, Virginia, United States
USD 1169
USD 233 per day
May 6—10
5 days
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
USD 1169
USD 233 per day
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Description

A concrete understanding of contracting principles can yield numerous benefits, even for non-contracting personnel. Build a strong foundation for future contracting work through an introduction to the Federal acquisition process by participating in extensive and relevant simulations. With an emphasis on ethics training and the roles, responsibilities, and competencies of CORs and other personnel, you will gain the knowledge to achieve success. This course meets the FAC-COR Program training requirements for Level II certification and is equivalent to DAU’s COR 222.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the COR's role and authority in the acquisition process
  • Recognize COR responsibilities in acquisition planning
  • Identify COR responsibilities in the contract award process and locate information in a specific contract award
  • Monitor contract implementation and performance
  • Handle contract modifications and address contract problems
  • Identify special considerations that apply to specific contract types
  • Identify key laws and regulations that address fraud, waste and abuse, and ethical considerations in Federal contracting

Course Topics

COR Delegation and Responsibilities

  • COR Role and Responsibilities
  • Delegation and Types of Authority
  • Important COR Relationships and Resources

Contract Lifecycle: Acquisition Planning

  • Identifying the Requirement and Overview of Acquisition Planning
  • Steps in the Acquisition Planning Process

Contract Lifecycle: Contract Award

  • Contract Award
  • Get to Know Your Contract

Contract Lifecycle: Contract Administration

  • Communication and Documentation
  • Monitoring Contract Performance
  • Inspection and Acceptance
  • Payment

Contract Lifecycle: Changes, Problems, and Closeout

  • Contract Modifications
  • Improper Contract Changes
  • Dealing with Unsatisfactory Performance
  • Closeout Actions

Laws and Regulations Governing Specific Contract Types

  • Special Considerations for Service Contracts
  • Special Considerations for Construction Contracts
  • Special Considerations for Major Acquisitions and R&D Contracts

Ethics in Government Contracting

  • Obtaining and Disclosing Information
  • Standards of Ethical Conduct
  • Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Fraud in Government Contracts
  • Exercise: Ethical Dilemmas

Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals who want to meet their FAC-COR Level II certification or DOD Type B or C COR certification training requirements.

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