CON 090-2: Contract Planning in the FAR

Course Description

This is the second of four modules from Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals and is a limited lecture, exercised-based curriculum that covers acquisition plans, market research, describing agency needs and the preference for the acquisition of commercial and nondevelopmental items. Students should be prepared to dedicate time each evening for homework.

Course ID: EASC 0902P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 22, 2018 Oct 26, 2018 Monday, October 22, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,150 18375
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14212 Jul 14, 2014 Jul 18, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,000
15303 Feb 2, 2015 Feb 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
15304 Jun 1, 2015 Jun 5, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
15735 Aug 3, 2015 Aug 7, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
16240 Jun 6, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
16246 Nov 14, 2016 Nov 18, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
17392 May 1, 2017 May 5, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
17393 Oct 23, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
18374 Apr 30, 2018 May 4, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,150

Who Should Attend

Contracting officers, company employees and others who need DAU-equivalent training that will satisfy the FAC-C and DAWIA certification programs

How You Will Benefit

  • Identify the policies and procedures for acquisition planning.

  • Identify the policies pertaining to required and preferred sources of supplies and services.

  • Determine the appropriate type of competition given a contracting scenario.

  • Identify the policies and procedures pertaining to the types of contracts that may be used in acquisitions.

  • Identify the policies and procedures for using special contracting techniques.

  • Identify policies and procedures pertaining to socioeconomic programs.

  • Identify the policies and procedures pertaining to use of special contract terms and conditions.

  • Identify the policies and procedures pertaining to contractor qualifications.

  • Apply the policies and procedures for publicizing contract opportunities, given a contracting scenario.


  • Acquisition planning

  • Contracting methods

  • Contract types

  • Special procurement techniques

  • Selected planning considerations

  • Socioeconomic programs



  • Student guide, slides, assessment instruments, exercises and supplemental information

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Alexis Kirksey


Georgia Tech is an approved Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency provider and offers DAU-equivalent training that will satisfy the FAC-C and DAWIA certification programs.
The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech (The Academy) is an approved equivalency training provider to the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) and provides continuing education training to Acquisition and Government Contracting professionals as well as to business professionals working for government contractors or pursuing opportunities in federal contracting