Simplified Acquisition Procedures provide a basic foundation for understanding the federal procurement process. Federal acquisition is now more than a $300 billion-a-year business and it is estimated that the greatest number of all purchases are simplified acquisitions. The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act made significant changes in the way Federal agencies conduct their “small purchases.” This act supported the Government’s efforts to achieve the goals of obtaining best value, minimizing administrative operating costs and fulfilling public policy objectives while conducting business with integrity and fairness.
This course provides in-depth coverage of the simplified methods of procurement as detailed in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. There are many interrelated FAR requirements that must be considered when procuring under FAR Part 13. Other related parts of the FAR will be covered including FAR Part 6 Competition Requirements; FAR Part 8 Required Sources of Supplies and Services; and FAR Part 19 Socioeconomic Programs—as well as other relevant topical areas. An orientation to the policies and procedures for simplified acquisitions will be provided. Content will flow through the various phases of procurement from development of the purchase request, preparation of the purchase order, evaluation, award and inspection, to acceptance and closeout.
This course provides a solid knowledge base for all participants to ensure that they can prepare FAR compliant business arrangements when using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Innovative techniques and approaches will be highlighted that can be considered whether placing orders through required sources of supply or making open-market buys from commercial sources.
- A special two day course designed for Contract Specialists, Purchasing Agents, Contracting Officers, and other employees working with simplified acquisitions.
- A skill-building course for both Government and contractor personnel covering the basic policies and procedures for acquiring supplies, services, construction, research and development, and commercial items.
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Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
NCMA: CONTRACT MANAGER CERTIFICATION
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CPE: CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
CLP: CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS
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DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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This Program is eligible for:
11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
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