Successfully completed distance learning courses from the DAU:
CON 100: Shaping Smart Business Arrangements
In this course individuals learn: the acquisition/contracting mission and its impact on the U.S. economic system; the responsibilities of the contracting professional in the role of a business advisor; the interdependence of functional team members; the distinctive interests of both the buyer and seller; the relationship between financial and acquisition communities; commercial acquisition and government-unique requirements of market research in identifying the best arrangements to meet mission requirements; and the importance of e-business and information technology in supporting business processes.
CON 110: Mission Support Planning
In this course individuals learn how they can support a customer’s mission and plan successful mission support strategies based on their knowledge of the contracting environment and the customer’s needs. They also learn how to use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (D-FARS), conduct effective market research, develop alternative acquisition strategies, and understand how socioeconomic programs support the acquisition-planning process.
CON 111: Mission-Planning Execution
This course provides individuals with the knowledge necessary to execute an acquisition that optimizes the customer’s mission performance. Individuals learn the techniques and benefits of early industry involvement in shaping requirements, basic procedures for acquisition of both commercial and noncommercial requirements, and how to effectively conduct price analysis and determine when a price is fair and reasonable. Finally, individuals learn how to conduct basic competitive acquisitions, process awards, and handle protests before and after the contract award.
CON 112: Mission-Performance Assessment
The course provides individuals with the knowledge they need to identify and utilize appropriate performance metrics when evaluating the contractor’s performance. Individuals explore processes for working with a customer to ensure contract performance meets mission requirements. In addition, they explore assessment strategies and performance remedies, and learn how to make and price contract changes after award, handle disputes, and close out completed contracts.
• Descriptions prepared for: Mervin P. Hernandez | October 2010 •