- Virtual Instructor Led Class$5,000The Virtual Instructor led class runs two and one-half days and can be scheduled to accommodate the timing that best suits your agency. Course is $5,000 for up to 30 students.
- On-demand, Independent Study Version$550The independent study self-directed, online course can be started at any time. Students have 30 days to complete the course. Price per student is only $550.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes your class different than other classes?
Several things. The value that I bring is that I’ve taught hundreds of contracting professionals how the find, interpret, and apply the information contained in the FAR. The material that I taught in those classes sponsored by agency acquisition institutes is developed for complex, noncommercial contracts based on FAR part 15. Yet, many of my students dealt with less simpler contracts and were working primarily in FAR parts 12, 13, and FAR subpart 8.4 and 16.5.
In teaching my students to read, interpret and apply the FAR my lessons focus on every day examples based on scenarios built around the principles of commercial contracts, simplified acquisition, Federal Supply Schedules and indefinite delivery contracts. Scenarios are a mix of service and supply requirements. Contract administration scenarios center on the clauses found in commercial requirements, and simplified acquisitions as well as contracts based on FAR part 15.
What content is covered?
- Organization and Arrangement of the FAR – FAR Part 1
- The search process
- The FAR
- Agency supplements
- Acquisition Planning – FAR Part 7
- Describing Agency Needs – FAR Part 11
- Required Sources of Supply – FAR Part 8
- Market Research – FAR Part 10
- Commercial Item Determination – FAR Part 2 and FAR Part 12
- Small Business Considerations – FAR Part 19
- Methods of Contracting – including source selection, notifications and debriefings
- FAR Part 12
- FAR Part 13
- FAR Part 15
- FAR subpart 8.4
- FAR subpart 16.5
- Contract Award
- Responsibility Determination – FAR Part 9
- Protests – FAR Part 33
- Contract Administration
- Reviewing the contract clauses
- Payment Clauses
- Modifications and modification authorities – FAR part 43
- Quality Assurance – FAR part 46
- Other Select Contract Clauses – FAR subpart 52.2
- Performance Evaluation – FAR Part 42
Customized options for DOD and VA
This three-day course provides all the learning objectives of the basic FAR Survival Kit and includes instruction on applying DOD’s voluminous supplements to the FAR.
- Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
- DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Information (PGI)
- Department of Defense (DoD) class deviations from the FAR and DFARS.
- DOD or VA Virtual Instructor Led Class$6,000The Virtual Instructor led class runs three days and can be scheduled to accommodate the needs of your agency. Course is $6,000 for up to 25 students.
The independent study self-directed, online course can be started at any time. Students have 45 days to complete the course. Price per student is only $599.
- DOD or VA On-demand, Independent Study Version$599The independent study self-directed, online course can be started at any time. Students have 45 days to complete the course. Price per student is only $599.