ULC Purple Book Course Description

Services Contracting
Control Number: 89
Course Number: 41CPO01A
CEUs: 2.0     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This course reinforces the required knowledge and skills for proper contract oversight, surveillance, compliance and post-award documentation by all members of the acquisition team with an emphasis on service contracts. The primary purpose of this course is to mitigate risk by clarifying roles, responsibilities and accountability during post-award management. While the contracting officer is ultimately responsible for contract oversight, this course stresses the requirement to have properly trained and certified Contract Specialists, ACOs, and CORs in accordance with applicable policies and regulations. Through instruction and group exercises, students will gain the technical expertise needed to ensure these requirements are met.

This course covers at a minimum: (1) planning for post-award/contract administration oversight, roles and responsibilities; (2) contracting authority and accountability for contracts/processes; (3)compliance, consistency, oversight documentation; (4) technical proficiency (skill gaps, training) by acquisition team members; (5) quality management, accuracy, timelines for oversight, checks and balances; (6) process/action verification, validation, approvals; (7) pricing, price reasonableness determinations; (8) modifications: documentation, negotiations, contract changes, authority; (9) current audits, inspections, corrective action plans; (10) inspection clauses, claims, remedies and resources; (11) checklists, reports, file management; (12) contractor reporting, participation, partnering; (13) contracting integrity, fraud, waste and abuse; (14) contract close out/post completion activities

All participants that perform contract oversight and surveillance: Contracting 1100 series; Engineer 800 series; Quality Assurance Representatives 1900 series; Project Management/Functional communities; Legal Advisors; all USACE employees who perform or will perform COR functions; Performance Assessment Personnel; subject matter experts serving as Technical or Performance Monitors. NOTE: This course is not open to contractors.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1Huntsville, AL1/29/20191/31/20190
2Kansas City, MO3/12/20193/14/20190
3Tulsa, OK5/7/20195/9/20190