“Mission Focused Contracting” — a two-week course that is perhaps the most comprehensive of any of the courses offered by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech — begins on Oct. 22, 2012. It’s designed to have value for both business people as well as government contracting officials.
- From a business perspective, this course is a boot camp that’s designed to provide insights and details about the government’s entire acquisition process. Business people will leave this course better prepared to submit bids for government work, creating a positive impact on business growth and bottom line.
- From a government standpoint, this Defense Acquisition University-equivalent course — that satisfies FAC-C and DAWIA certification requirements — educates contracting officers on the entire acquisition process, from initial meetings with internal customers to completing the contract closeout process — and everything in-between.
All participants have the opportunity to learn and apply problem-solving and negotiation skills in a highly-interactive class setting.
Known as CON 120 – Mission Focused Contracting, this course includes a complete review of CON 110, 111 and 112, on-line courses that are normally prerequisites for CON 120. Because a review of CON 110, 111 and 112 is built-in to Georgia Tech’s CON 120 offering, students are not required to complete any prerequisites.
As a part of this course, contracting officers will learn how to:
- Complete a market research report
- Develop a solicitation package
- Evaluate proposals and award contracts
- Monitor contractor performance, apply remedies, and make proper contract payments
- Modify contracts, exercise options, and complete the contract closeout process
As a part of this course, companies will:
- Discover business growth opportunities for your company in the government sector
- Learn how to develop a bid proposal that will put you ahead of the competition
- Gain insight on ways to get your small business subcontracting plan approved
- Network with and learn alongside government contracting officials to gain a better understanding of the process, roles, and responsibilities of government contracting
- Understand how your company fits in as an important member of the acquisition team
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.
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