This one-day course provides an overview of the IT Acquisition process including a Legislative Overview with the history of IT Acquisitions, IT OCI issues, various parts of the FAR, Fair Opportunity, Source Selection, Best In Class contracts, Cloud definitions, debriefs and protests concerns. This class is for designed for acquisition professionals involved in the IT Acquisition process for both the government and for industry people who do business with the government.

Course objectives include

  • Receive an in-depth understanding of the basic framework and core principles of IT Acquisitions
  • Understand the Federal Procurement Process as it relates to IT Acquisitions
  • Determine which parts of the FAR affect IT Acquisitions

The Agenda for the one-day class is as follows:


  • Legislative Overview
  • Capital Planning
  • Market Research
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Small Business Goals
  • Contract Types
  • GSA Schedule 70
  • GWACs for Commodities and GWACs for Services


  • Best In Class (BIC) and BIC Vehicles
  • Cloud Requirements
  • End User License Agreements (EULAs)
  • PIA
  • Fair Opportunity
  • Evaluations
  • Debriefs
  • Protests under GWACs
Some Things to Know About Our Virtual Classes

Important: Technology Requirements

You must have the following:

  • Mic and speakers OR a headset.  For the best audio experience, a headset is preferable.

In addition, for the most successful experience we strongly recommend:

  • Avoid using wireless internet network connections.  Wireless connections are inherently unstable and vulnerable to many factors outside the scope of our control.
  • Close down all major applications during virtual training
  • Recommended minimum bandwidth is 3 Mpbs.
  • You may download and install the Adobe Connect Add-in from below for a better classroom experience: For Windows  users: For Mac users: 



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