Georgia Tech’s comprehensive course on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) is conveniently broken-up into four, one-week modules — perfect for busy government officials and business people who want to learn everything there is to know about federal contracting but who can’t afford to be away from work for four consecutive weeks.
The course — CON 090 – FAR Fundamentals — covers every aspect of the government contracting process. Class participants analyze real contracting business scenarios developed through research of all 53 parts of the FAR and its supplements. The course covers the entire acquisition process, from defining procurement needs to contract close-out, and everything in-between.
- For government contracting officers, this course is required to maintain a contracting warrant. A warrant is a written document providing a contracting officer with the limits of his or her authority. Per FAR 1.601-2, Contracting Officers have the authority to “enter into, administer, or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings” to the extent of the authority delegated to them by their warrant. Georgia Tech’s Contracting Education Academy offers a set of courses — each equivalent to Defense Acquisition University (DAU) course standards — that help contracting officials maintain their warrants and enhance their professional development.
- For businesspeople who compete for and fulfill government contracts, Academy classes are equally pertinent. Contractor personnel who attend Academy courses gain real-world knowledge about how government officials are trained to formulate and administer contracts. Insights in these areas provide invaluable guidance pertinent to reaching greater success in competing for, winning, and fulfilling government contract work.
Each of the four modules are offered multiple times each year to allow students to attend one or more modules with maximum schedule flexibility. Georgia Tech offers each of its acquisition courses, including the CON 090 course, in world-class facilities on campus in midtown Atlanta. For groups of 10 or more, Georgia Tech also brings any of its government contracting courses to the workplace. For details on all classes, including the FAR Fundamentals course, please visit http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-090-federal-acquisition-regulation-far-fundamentals. To make arrangements for any of the courses to be taught at your place of work, please call or email us at 404-894-6109 or info@ContractingAcademy.gatech.edu.