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FAC-P/PM Certification: Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs (FPM 332)



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Successful acquisitions begin by developing clear business and user requirements and progressing through concept development to performance-based contracts. This FAC-P/PM certifiation training course provides the skills to evaluate complex acquisition projects, including requirements, concept, technology and contract documentation.

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

You Will Learn How To:

  • Evaluate a requirements development process to establish mission-oriented capabilities and needs
  • Supervise effective market research, assess technology development processes and establish options to enhance business strategies
  • Evaluate a concept selection process and develop recommended courses of action

Important Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Four years of program or project management experience, which shall include a minimum of one year of experience on Federal programs and projects, within the last ten 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

  • Reviewing Acquisition Management Principles

Recognizing acquisition authority

  • Defining a project mission
  • Addressing contract authority and oversight

Following acquisition principles

  • Following basic contract principles and federal acquisition regulations
  • Managing special acquisitions
  • Enhancing the Requirements Process

Meeting the mission needs

  • Defining mission-oriented agency capabilities
  • Developing user scenarios involving stakeholders

Evaluating the Statement of Needs

  • Selecting appropriate documents
  • Reviewing GAO best practices
  • Creating Valuable Market Research

Focusing on pertinent research

  • Evaluating technology maturity for acquisition planning
  • Identifying business strategy

Clarifying research findings

  • Addressing dual-use technologies
  • Validating market research

Matching requirements to development

  • Strategies for technology development
  • Applying best practices
  • Focusing the Concept Selection Process

Making alternatives meaningful

  • Delineating analysis of alternative concepts
  • Identifying concept benefits
  • Creating recommended courses of action

Selecting a successful concept

  • Specifying performance measures
  • Recommending a preferred system concept
  • Adhering to the Technology Development Process

Defining detailed requirements

  • Delineating system requirements
  • Preparing an R&D work statement
  • Creating key performance parameters
  • Conducting requirements trade-offs

Reporting to oversight organizations

  • Documenting the acquisition program baseline
  • Specifying the acquisition strategy/plan
  • Addressing A-94 assessments and evaluations
  • Addressing OMB 300 submittals
  • Preparing and Issuing the Solicitation

Preparing a comprehensive program specification

  • Identifying appropriate use of Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Identifying appropriate use of Statement Of Objectives (SOO)
  • Establishing appropriate evaluation criteria

Assisting in planning solicitation activities

  • Creating pre-award policies
  • Disseminating information and requirements
  • Addressing presolicitation communication options
  • Gathering Requirements and Support Documentation

Planning preaward actions

  • Outlining challenging contract clauses
  • Addressing multiple-incentive contracts
  • Avoiding SOW or SOO unintended nuances
  • Analyzing complex CLIN structures

Identifying unclear provisions

  • Aligning complex technical execution provisions
  • Addressing complex contract funding provisions
  • Specifying complex government funds provisions
  • Creating Performance-Based Service Agreements
  • Negotiating a baseline of performance
  • Evaluating management actions for acquisition services
  • Creating a level of support at a cost consistent with funding
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After-Course Instructor Coaching
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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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