Officer Representative Training
July 28 – Aug. 1, 2014 (5 days) /
8:00am to 4:00pm each day
LOCATION: Conference Center
Room 107 / Building 1100
$375 / person
(includes all training materials)
Management Center, Inc. / Tony Peguese, Instructor
Technical personnel play a vital role in acquiring equipment,
systems, and support services by contract for the Government.
They prepare the work statement; evaluate proposals; recommend
source selection; and, as the appointed contracting officer’s
representative (COR), review, guide and direct the
contractor’s performance. Program success relies upon their
informed and timely input. Effective contracting requires that
technical personnel possess and correctly apply technical and
administrative skills. Most technical personnel become
involved in acquisitions because of their technical expertise.
This course looks to improving agency acquisitions and
contractor performance by enhancing their knowledge and
practical application of contracting principles.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able
- Identify their responsibilities in the acquisition
process and applicable requirements from the FAR and
- Address key elements of acquisition planning including
market research, competition, source selection, contract
type, use of indefinite delivery contracts, cost
estimating, funding, special considerations for service
contracts, logistical considerations, Government-furnished
property and information, and security.
- Recognize authorized limitations on full and open
competition; develop a justification for other than full
and open competition, and support small business set-aside
goals and programs.
- Prepare a performance-based work statement, source
selection criteria, and technical proposal instructions.
- Observe solicitation constraints including communication
with prospective offerors, disclosure of information, and
- Understand their input to the source selection process
including the technical evaluation plan, evaluating
proposals and reaching an agreement, cost realism and best
value analysis, and source selection.
- Plan for quality and schedule assurance, select the
appropriate remedy for nonconforming or delinquent
performance, and prepare contractor performance evaluation
- Support timely execution of contract modifications and
avoid unauthorized changes.
- Provide timely technical direction within the scope of
the contract requirements.
- Review payment requests and provide timely feedback.
- Know and appreciate standards of procurement ethics
including areas of proscribed conduct under the
Procurement Integrity Act and criminal conflict of
This training is coordinated by the Center of Higher
Learning. To register or for more information, please
contact Keith Long at 228-688-7662 or via email at
Keith.Long@usm.edu. CHL accepts checks, wire / ACH
transfers, training forms, and purchase orders as
payment. All payments must be received 1 week prior to
the beginning of class. This class is limited to 30
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