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COR Refresher

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Description

Even experienced Contracting Officer’s Representatives (CORs) need to keep pace with the rapidly changing acquisition world. You will refresh your knowledge of COR duties and best practices while satisfying the requirements for maintenance training. From dealing with subcontracts to ethics in government contracting, you will leave class with a reinforced understanding of the acquisition process. You should come prepared to discuss troublesome issues you may have encountered while performing COR duties.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe duties, responsibilities, and limits to authority of a COR
  • Identify complex issues affecting CORs
  • Apply work management techniques to measure contractor performance

Course Topics

The Acquisition Process and Responsibilities of Contracting Officer’s Representatives

  • Review of the Acquisition Process
  • The COR’s Authority
  • COR Responsibilities throughout the Acquisition Process

Government Property

  • Government Policy Regarding Government Property
  • Examples of Government Property
  • Providing and Administering Government Property
  • Intellectual Property

Monitoring Contractor Performance

  • Purpose of Contract Monitoring
  • Sources of Monitoring Requirements
  • Steps for Monitoring Performance
  • Monitoring Contract Costs
  • Constructive Changes

Work Planning, Scheduling, and Measurement Techniques

  • Work Planning and Scheduling
  • Work Measurement
  • Measuring Progress

Subcontracts

  • Subcontracting and Government Consent
  • Disputes
  • The Small Business Subcontracting Program
  • Labor Compliance
  • Default by the Subcontractor
  • Considerations in Monitoring Contracts Awarded under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act

Payment

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

Ethics in Government Contracting

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

Who should attend

This course is designed for experienced CORs who seek to stay up to date with the changes in the acquisition community that relate to their proper performance of their COR duties while earning partial continuous learning credit required to maintain their certification.

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