Gain an in-depth understanding of the basic framework and core principles governing federal procurements, from the issuance of the solicitation to contract closeout. This course is specifically tailored for procurement professionals who desire both a strong overview of federal contracts, including GSA Schedules, and a current and in-depth understanding of the legal, policy, and performance issues associated with government contracts. You will also gain the important ability to recognize and respond to the full range of issues that typically arise in federal contracting.


  • Basic principles governing federal contracting
  • The Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • The procurement planning process
  • Traditional government contract formation principles
  • The commercial contract revolution—GSA Schedules, MACs, GWACs, and IDIQ contracts
  • The contract award process
  • Types of contracts
  • Government-unique business and accounting issues
  • Socioeconomic programs
  • Contract administration issues
  • Terminations
  • Dispute resolution processes

Learn How To:

  • Effectively respond to everyday problems
  • Identify unique differences between federal government contracting and commercial contracting
  • Comply with the legal and regulatory framework governing federal contracts
  • Abide by unique government obligations
  • Keep pace with the latest issues in procurement reform
  • Respond to compliance and ethics issues
  • Manage the procurement process—from initiating or responding to requests for proposals to contract closeout

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Course materials
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Price: $1095
Course Number: FC02