Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System Plan
CP-14 - Contracting and Acquisition Career Program

Appendix D - ASSIGNMENT-SPECIFIC COURSES

COURSE WHO SHOULD TAKE
ACQ 201
Intermediate Systems Acquisition [JHA]

Prerequisite for Contracting Personnel: ACQ 101, or combination of CON 202, CON 204 and CON 210
This course is assignment-specific for only contracting personnel. This course is REQUIRED at Level III for all contracting personnel assigned to a major program, or who devote at least 50% of their time to a major acquisition program. It should be taken at Level II, within one year of assignment to a major defense acquisition program.
BCF 102
Fundamentals of Earned Value Management [Q1B]

(Previously BFM 102, Contract Performance Management Fundamentals)
Prerequisite: ACQ 101
This course should be taken by workforce analysts responsible for analyzing Earned Value Management (EVM) data, or those individuals who need a basic understanding of EVM concepts to perform some aspects of their duties. Attendees most likely will come from Program/Project Management Offices, Defense Contract Management Commands, dedicated support matrix organizations, and Service Headquarters support matrix organizations.
BCF 203
Intermediate Earned Value Management [Q2G]

(Previously BFM 203, Intermediate Contract Performance Management)
Prerequisites: ACQ 201 or BCF 102
This course should be taken by acquisition workforce personnel whose duties include integrating earned value data to perform the following: 1) awarding/administering contracts, reviewing or performing surveillance on contractor's management control systems, or supporting Integrated Baseline Reviews as outlined in DoDI 5000.2-R, Part 3.3.4.3 (Cost Performance); or 2) evaluating, analyzing or managing using earned value data. Attendees most likely will come from Program/Project Management Offices, Defense Contract Management Commands, dedicated support matrix organizations, and Service Headquarters support matrix organizations.
BCF 206
Cost Risk Analysis [Q2C]

(Previously BCE 206, Cost Risk Analysis) Prerequisite: BCF 101
This course should be taken by acquisition workforce personnel whose duties include 1) developing and/or evaluating cost estimates for such areas as procurement, software, research & development, weapon systems, etc.; 2) planning and management of DoD system acquisitions; 3) evaluation and negotiation of contract proposals; and 4) cost and performance tradeoff analysis. Participants typically include members from the BCEFM community. This course would also be appropriate for program/project managers and personnel in contracting; systems planning, research, development, and engineering; and communications-computer systems.
BCF 207
Economic Analysis [Q2D]

(Previously BCE 207, Economic Analysis) Prerequisite: ACQ 101
This course should be taken by acquisition workforce personnel whose duties include 1) developing and/or evaluating costs and benefits of alternative courses of action involved in decisions, such as lease vs. buy, in-house vs. contractor, privatization or outsourcing, or repair or replace; 2) preparation of funding proposals for such programs as Operations and Support Cost Reduction (OSCR) or Defense Working Capital Fund (DWCF) (DBOF). Participants will typically include members from the BCEFM community. This course would also be appropriate for program/project managers and personnel in contracting; systems planning, research, development, and engineering; communication-computer systems; and non-DoD personnel
BCF 208
Software Cost Estimating [Q2E]

(Previously BCE 208, Software Cost Estimating)
Prerequisite: ACQ 201 This course should be taken by acquisition workforce personnel whose duties include 1) developing and/or evaluating cost estimates for life cycle management (i.e., research, development, procurement, deployment, operating and support, and disposal) whether for embedded or standalone systems; 2) planning and management of DoD system acquisitions; 3) evaluation and negotiation of contract proposals; and 4) cost and performance tradeoff analysis. Participants will typically include members from the BCEFM community. This course would also be appropriate for program/project managers and personnel in contracting; systems planning, research, development, and engineering; and information technology, as well as non-DoD personnel involved in developing, testing, or costing software..
CON 232
Overhead Management of Defense Contracts [BKA]

Prerequisite: CON 104
This course should be taken by all contracting officers, buyers, price analysts, auditors, and contract administration personnel who are assigned to program projects in which contractor overhead situations are present and are important elements of cost. Participants will typically include members involved with major systems acquisition or assigned to the Defense Contract Management Command.
CON 233
Cost Accounting Standards Workshop [QMF]

Prerequisite: CON 204
This course should be taken by contracting personnel, auditors, and attorneys involved in issues relating to Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). Procurement contracting officers as well as administrative contracting officers (cognizant Federal agency officials (CFAOs)) benefit from instruction on applicability of CAS to contracts and on administrative issues.
CON 234
Contingency Contracting [PAP]

Prerequisite: PUR 101 or CON 101
CON 234 is intended for military personnel in the contracting and purchasing career field, and emergency essential civilians of all Services who are in deployable positions. Whenever practical, students should attend CON 234 prior to assuming duties as a deployable contracting officer or purchasing agent.
CON 235
Advanced Contract Pricing [PAQ]

Prerequisite: CON 204
This course should be taken by Level II and III personnel involved in major systems acquisition, or in a commercial environment where knowledge of cost risk analysis, cost estimating relationships/parametric estimating, overhead estimating, and decision/risk analysis tools are required.
CON 236
Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering [PAR]

(Previously CON 212, Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering [PAR])
This course should be taken by contracting, program management and functional personnel who may be involved in value engineering (VE) applications or who support major weapon systems and can be expected to encounter specific VE activity. Note: individuals not assigned to contracting are encouraged to attend. While the primary focus of the course is on contractual aspects of VE, the IPT/IPPD approach is emphasized regarding the utility of value methodology and resulting value engineering change proposals.
CON 237
Simplified Acquisition Procedures [PAS]
This self-paced, Web-based course is designed as a continuing education tool for all personnel requiring knowledge of simplified acquisition procedures.
CON 243
Architect-Engineer (A-E) Contracting [PGF]

Prerequisite: CON 104
This course is intended for military and civilian acquisition workforce members in the contracting career field who are assigned contracting responsibilities for A-E contracts. Whenever practical, students should attend prior to assuming duties in A-E contracting.
CON 244
Construction Contracting [PGG]

Prerequisite: CON 104
This course is intended for military and civilian acquisition workforce personnel in the contracting career field and others (e.g., professional engineers) who are assigned specific contract administration duties for construction contracts. Whenever practical, students should attend prior to assuming duties in construction contracting.
GRT 201
Grants Management [BU4]
This course should be taken by all contracting personnel with grants management responsibility and by all acquisition personnel who have been assigned responsibility as a contracting officer's representative or a contracting officer's technical representative for a DoD grant.
PMT 202
Multinational Program Management [PAJ]
This course should be taken by all personnel who participate in an international defense acquisition program in other than a managerial capacity. Participants will typically include members of the program management; contracting; systems planning, research, development and engineering; test and evaluation; and business, cost estimating and financial management career fields.
PMT 203
International Security and Technology Transfer/Control [PAK]
This course should be taken by all personnel who participate in an international defense acquisition program in other than a managerial capacity. Participants will typically include members of the program management; contracting; systems planning, research, development and engineering; test and evaluation; and business, cost estimating and financial management career fields.
PMT 304
Advanced International Management Workshop [PAL]
This course should be taken by all managerial personnel who participate in an international defense acquisition program. Participants will typically include members of the program management; contracting; systems planning, research, development and engineering; test and evaluation; and business, cost estimating and financial management career fields.




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