Georgia Tech’s professional education unit is again offering “Mission Focused Contracting” — perhaps the most popular of all government contracting courses — during the last two weeks of September 2013.
Conducted by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, the course covers the entire federal acquisition process and is invaluable 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.
Formally 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.
Consider the benefits for students from both the government and private sectors:
As a part of this course, contracting officers will learn how to:
- Complete a market research report
- Develop a bid or proposal 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 Sept. 16 through 27, 2013 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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