Contracting Basics for Administrative Personnel (ACQI7502)

Contracting Basics for Administrative Personnel

Contracting Basics for Administrative Personnel


Contribute to your organization's contracting success by learning the fundamentals of government contracting, from translating complex terminology and defining the acquisition process to recognizing potential conflicts of interest and interpreting key provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).


$ 1,099.00


24 CLPs

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the purpose of the Federal Acquisition System
  • Identify the three phases of the acquisition process
  • Accurately use common acquisition terms and concepts

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Day One of Three:




  • Introduction
    • Overview the acquisition process
    • Learn federal acquisition process terminology
    • List the goals of the acquisition process
    • Explain the sources of contracting power and authority
    • Describe the structure of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its key supplements
    • Learn the elements of the contractual relationship
    • Discuss issues in procurement integrity


Day Two of Three:




  • Initial Phases of the Acquisition Process
    • Learn how to identify potential contractors
    • Explain when to use sealed bidding versus negotiation procedures
    • Describe key differences in various contract types and the circumstances that suggest their use
    • Evaluate a technical proposal
    • Conduct actual negotiations
    • Identify the contractor to receive contract award


Day Three of Three:




  • After the Contract Award
    • Explain the importance of the post award orientation
    • Learn different ways of changing contract performance
    • Describe the steps for ensuring quality contractor performance
    • Evaluate and resolve performance problems
    • Describe the steps in the contract payment and closeout processes

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