FPM 232 Training: Applications in Contracting

Course 1322

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 24 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

Formulating a comprehensive strategy for contracting that addresses mission needs, requirements, and technology development is integral to acquisition management. In this FAC-P/PM FPM 232 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. Plus, this FPM 232 course will help you achieve FAC-P/PM Mid-Level certification.

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

FPM 232 Training: Applications in Contracting Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Applications in Contracting Course Information

In this FPM 232 training, you will:

  • 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.


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

Certification Information

FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level, and requirements vary by agency.

Applications in Contracting Training Outline

  • Clarifying the FAC-P/PM initiative
  • Describing acquisition reforms
  • Establishing a culture of accountability
  • Identifying government and contractor equities
  • Choosing between contract types
  • Following basic contract principles
  • Progressing through the acquisition process
  • Deciphering a simple contract

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

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

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)

Accomplishing pre-award 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

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
  • 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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Applications in Contracting Course FAQs

This course provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to master the concepts covered in and provides some of the necessary prerequisites for earning FAC-P/PM mid-level certification.

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.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available online, in person, or as Private Team Training.

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