8 hours/8 CLPs

This one-day course provides COR Level I training aligned to OFPP-established FAC-COR learning objectives. It focuses on the unique role of the COR in providing subject matter expertise along with business management and contracting know-how. The course is designed to provide an introductory overview for those new to the COR profession, but can be tailored to provide “refresher” training for CORs with a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities. Recent changes to regulations impacting the COR’s duties as well as changes that impact the COR’s professional career are covered to allow the COR to keep pace with this evolving contracting field.


  • The Acquisition Environment
    • Key Success Factors for the Acquisition Tem
    • The Contracting Officer as Business Advisor
  • Acquisition Authority
    • Authority and Contracting
  • Review of Contract Types
    • Best Value Acquisitions
    • Commercial Items
  • Pre-Award Considerations
    • Market Research
    • Requirements Documents
    • Socioeconomic Programs
    • Independent Government Estimate
    • Buy America Act
    • Bonds and Insurance
    • Labor Laws
  • Source Selection
    • Evaluating Proposals
    • Award without Discussions
    • Communications with Offerors
    • Establishing the Competitive Range
    • Documenting the Source Selection Decision
  • Awards, Debriefings and Protests
    • Debriefing Offerors
    • Tips to Avoid Protests
  • Procurement Ethics
    • Standards of Ethical Conduct
    • Gifts and Gratuities
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Protection of Official Information
  • Contract Management
    • Performance Management
    • Inspection and Acceptance
  • Exam (Students must earn 100% in no more than 3 attempts)

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand COR roles and responsibilities
  • Comply with Laws, rules, and regulations governing acquisitions
  • Conduct market research
  • Identify the elements of effective statements of work and performance work statements
  • Monitor contractor performance and resolving performance issues
  • Modify contracts
  • Resolve contract disputes
  • Perform Successful Contract Closeout
  • Implement Communication, collaboration, and teamwork best practices

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast (Breakfast and registration open at 8am)


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Course Number: GV48


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