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Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Level II Training

Seminar #9405 Onsite

Gain an in-depth understanding of the COR's roles and responsibilities in the acquisition process

Now that they are familiar with Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) basics, they're ready to dig into the fine points of acquisition and take their knowledge to the next level. This hands-on, interactive 5-day course picks up where COR Level I Training left off, building on their experience and deepening their understanding of the acquisition process. They'll examine each award step in detail, learn advanced concepts and fill in knowledge gaps. Tackle complex issues with case studies on topics such as choosing the right buying process, dealing with contract modifications and resolving problems with deliverables. Discuss ethical issues and ways to avoid misconduct. And return to work ready to increase their involvement in more complicated acquisitions.
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• Take an in-depth look at COR acquisition functions  
• Gain insight into the ins and outs of acquisition planning and requirements determination and documentation
• Learn how to carefully select and evaluate contractors
• Ensure every step of managing a contract goes smoothly
• Delve into the unique aspects of service, construction and R&D contracts and foreign acquisition
• Understand ethical considerations, potential pitfalls and how to avoid them
• Receive a Participant Notebook with key takeaways
• Obtain a checklist of COR responsibilities they can apply immediately

Topics Covered:

Pre-Award and Solicitation
• Reviewing COR responsibilities, authority and duties
• Discussing requirements determination and financing
• Delving into acquisition planning and market research
• Understanding requirements documentation
• Creating a purchase request

Evaluation and Award
• Detailing the steps before an award and the solicitation process
• Identifying buying choices and the selection process
• Buying from a small business
• Identifying various contract types, fees, acquisition methods
• Evaluating and selecting from competing contractors
• Announcing the award to proposed contractors and documenting your selection
 
Contract Administration
• Reviewing what the COR must know post-award for compliance and accountability
• Understanding the contract thoroughly and dealing with contradictory contracts
• Managing the contract, keeping it current and handling different types of modifications
• Monitoring the contract and every aspect of performance
• Do's and don'ts of contract administration

Special Considerations
• Understanding service contracts and their issues, including key labor statutes
• Knowing the difference between various types of service contracts
• Listing the elements of performance based acquisition
• Discussing quality surveillance methods
• Reviewing special considerations for construction contracts, R& D contracts and foreign acquisition

Ethics and Issues
• Knowing ethical fundamentals and actions a COR must and must NOT take
• Becoming aware of critical regulations and areas of ethical misconduct
• Discovering how to monitor contractors, document performance and terminate contracts

Who Should Attend

Any government employee with one year's experience as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) who wants an in-depth look at the COR roles and responsibilities during the acquisition process.

 

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