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FAC-P/PM Certification: Applications in Contracting Training Course (FPM 232)



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Formulating a comprehensive strategy for contracting that addresses mission need, requirements and technology development is integral to acquisition management. In this FAC-P/PM certification training course, you learn to develop a plan for managing complex government projects and contracts that addresses solicitation, selection and administration processes, including performance-based service agreements.

Learning Tree’s FAC-P/PM training has been fully verified by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).

You Will Learn How To:

  • Develop key processes to determine and resolve capability gaps in complex government programs
  • Apply FAR Parts 10 and 12 as needed to meet customer needs
  • Prepare a comprehensive business plan with the contracting officer that aligns the efforts of key staff
  • Write system requirements pertinent to a complex government IT project

Important Course Information


  • Two years of program or project management experience within the last five years.

FAC-P/PM Certification Information

  • All Federal employees (non DoD) who work in a Program/Project Management role are required to be FAC-P/PM certified. Private industry/contractors are eligible to attend FAC-P/PM training, but are not eligible to become certified.
  • FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level and requirements vary by agency. Check with your Acquisition Career Manager (ACM) for information on certification requirements.

Course Outline

  • Introducing the FAC-P/PM Program
  • Clarifying the FAC-P/PM initiative
  • Describing acquisition reforms
  • Establishing a culture of accountability
  • Identifying government and contractor equities
  • Applying Contract Principles to Government Acquisitions
  • Choosing between contract types
  • Following basic contract principles
  • Progressing through the acquisition process
  • Deciphering a simple contract
  • Developing a Requirements Process

Formulating an effective needs statement

  • Eliciting needs from user communities
  • Reviewing the needs statement

Conducting market research

  • Meeting customer needs with commercial items
  • Examining commercial business alternatives
  • Ensuring government funds are efficiently applied
  • Evaluating dual-use technologies for customer needs
  • Managing the Requirements Process

Selecting a concept

  • Conducting financial cost/benefit analysis
  • Creating an OMB Exhibit 300 using OMB A-94 guidelines

Planning a technology development strategy

  • Gauging technology readiness
  • Constructing the acquisition plan

Gathering user requirements

  • Identifying well-formed requirements
  • Interfacing with engineering and change control processes

Developing the acquisition strategy

  • Forming a business partnership
  • Aligning programs with agency culture and structure
  • Building a Technology Development Plan

Establishing the acquisition project baseline

  • Presenting technology demonstrations
  • Creating interoperability

Formalizing the acquisition strategy

  • Coordinating project elements
  • Planning for the OMB Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART)
  • Solicitation and Selection Processes for Complex Projects

Accomplishing preaward activities

  • Generating the Responsibilities, Approval, Comment, Inform (RACI) Matrix
  • Creating a Statement of Objectives or Statement of Work (SOO/SOW)

Establishing the contract elements

  • Contract vehicle, incentive structure and risk implications
  • Identifying appropriate terms and conditions

Formulating a competitive source selection plan

  • Weighing best value acquisitions
  • Addressing sole source issues

Following the source selection process

  • Conducting a technical evaluation
  • Making the contract decision
  • Applying the Administration Process for Complex Contracts

Supporting contract administrative actions

  • Validating technical, cost and schedule performance
  • Addressing security issues

Fulfilling Contracting Officer Representative (COR) duties

  • Distinguishing between authorized and unauthorized actions
  • Assisting in the contract modification process
  • Negotiating Performance-Based Service Agreements
  • The seven steps to performance-based service acquisition
  • Ensuring proper oversight of contract efforts
  • Evaluating performance-based service agreements
  • Negotiating the required level of support
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
45min lunch
This requirement meets the minimum training hour
requirement set by FAITAS FY-18

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