Procurement Innovation—FAR Flexibilities

Management Concepts

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  • 2 days
  • online

Management Concepts

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Who should attend

The intended audience consists of contracting personnel of all levels. This course is intended to extend the reach of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Innovation Lab (PIL) philosophy throughout the acquisition work force.

About the course

Today’s fast-paced contracting environment requires contracting officers to have the ability to work in and around the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide innovative solutions to acquisition requirements. This course will enable participants to understand the use of long-recognized, but under-utilized strategies described in the FAR as well new strategies currently being used by federal agencies. Participants will leave this course with the confidence and competence to successfully use the flexibility provided in FAR 1.02-4 to apply good judgment to make the best business decisions to support customers.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the flexibilities inherent in the Federal Acquisition Regulation as described in FAR subpart 1.1
  • Distinguish between innovation techniques and best practices permitted by the FAR that can be used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of procurements
  • Create a strategy to apply innovation techniques, as appropriate, for a procurement

Course Topics

FAR Inherent Flexibilities

  • FAR Overview
  • Guiding Principles for the Federal Acquisition System
  • Exercise: Is It Required?
  • Common Misconceptions

Innovative Techniques

  • Solicitation Techniques
  • Award Techniques
  • Innovation Alternative Authorities

Planning Innovative Techniques

  • Exercise: Ruggedizing a Commercial Product
  • Exercise: One Contract to Four Contracts, Many Offerors
  • Exercise: Critical Support Contractor
  • Exercise: Taking it to the Cloud
  • Exercise: Astronaut Food Tracking

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