“Mission Focused Contracting” is perhaps the most comprehensive of any of the courses offered by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech.
It is a two-week course that covers the entire federal acquisition process — from defining procurement requirements all the way through contract close-out. Because of the insights provided, this course has proven to be very popular among both government contractors and government contracting officials.
Mission Focused Contracting (CON 120) is a resident, level 1 Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAIWA) and Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) contracting capstone course.
Here are 7 Reasons Why You Should Take CON 120 at Georgia Tech:
- You learn in an environment with your counterparts from both government agencies and the contractor community.
- You learn and apply leadership, problem-solving, and negotiation skills in a highly-interactive environment.
- You engage in the entire acquisition process, from meeting with the customer to completing the contract closeout process — and everything in-between — based on completely refreshed course materials exclusively developed by Georgia Tech.
- You apply your existing knowledge and skills on an actual integrated project team.
- You come away with a comprehensive Student Guide that will serve as a resource to you for years to come.
- You are eligible for both Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Georgia Tech and Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) from DAU and FAI.
- You will be treated to breakfast every morning and to continuous breaks all day, each day.
Bonus: No prerequisite courses are required to attend.
This 10-day course is priced at $2,000 and is next offered Oct.22 through Nov. 2, 2012 in world-class facilities on the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-120-mission-focused-contracting.
Students from the federal sector will be interested to know that in a March 25, 2011 DoD memorandum, the Procurement and Acquisition Policy Director notified the acquisition workforce of changes to the Contracting Curriculum and DAWIA certification standards, effective October 1, 2011. The memo outlines changes to existing course assets and development of new learning assets. Additionally, the transition plan provides information for the workforce and federal Directors of Career Management to facilitate a smooth transition to the new certification standards. The memo is located in its entirety in the Workforce Policy section of our website here.