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Control Number: 4 Course Number: 41AEP01A
Length: 36 Delivery: Tuition: $1700.00
CEUs: 3.1     PDHs: 31.0     LUs: 31.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     CLPs: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course is for engineers, architects, technicians, project managers, contract specialists, and other personnel responsible for A-E contract procurement, and/or the supervision and administration of A-E contracts. The course provides a concentrated look at all aspects of A-E contracting, including acquisition planning, public announcement, selection, preproposal activities, negotiations, contract award, administration and closeout.
Through lectures, individual study, and work group activities, this course provides detailed explanations of the laws and regulations affecting the A-E acquisition process, including selection, cost principles, preparation of Government cost estimates, cost or pricing data (truth-in-negotiations), negotiation strategies and techniques, contract award, and contract administration. Also covered are types of A-E contracts, contract clauses, proposal analysis, contractor liability, performance evaluations, and the A-E Contract Administration Support System (ACASS). The students are provided a course manual with essential background information, regulations, examples and exercises.
Nominees must be assigned (a) Occupational Series: 0340, 0800, 0900, and 1100. (b) Grade: GS-11 or above. Lower grade employees are eligible only if their current duties are directly related to A-E contracting. (c) Employees with current or pending assignments which entail selection, negotiation of and/or administration of A-E contracts are eligible. (d) Nominees must not have attended similar courses within the past 3 years. (4) Attendees must bring a pocket calculator, and if possible, a laptop computer with EXCEL software.
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