CON 243: Architect-Engineer Contracting

Course Description

This five-day course, focusing on contracting for architectural-engineering services, covers issues across the contracting spectrum, including acquisition planning, source selection, proposal analysis, contract award and work, and contract management. Specific topics and practical exercises allow professionals to gain knowledge of the Selection of Architects and Engineers statue, SF-330, the slate and selection process, the review of government estimates, liability, Title II services, modifications, and contracting officer’s technical representative responsibilities. In this advanced course students will be required to research proper application or interpretation of conflicting regulatory guidance, to include Public Law, FAR, DFARS, Agency Supplements to the FAR, and legal precedence.

Course ID: EASC 0127P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16234 Jan 25, 2016 Jan 29, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
16239 May 16, 2016 May 20, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050
17386 May 8, 2017 May 12, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,050



  • CON 216: Legal Considerations in Contracting

Who Should Attend

Contracting officers, contract specialists, contracting officer representatives, program/project managers, small business specialists, industry contracting personnel, architects and engineers

How You Will Benefit

  • Determine if the services require Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute procedures and identify basic steps necessary for the requirement.
  • Distinguish how the project is to be advertised and determine what is to be contained in the advertisement.
  • Determine the elements necessary for performance work statements.
  • Evaluate firms and determining the order in which they will be ranked once service has been advertised and qualifications statements received,
  • Determine applicable cost principles specific to A-E contracting in order to prepare a Government estimate or review a proposal.
  • Recognize when and how a Government cost estimate for the project is developed.
  • Develop a strategy and negotiating the project given an A-E firm’s proposal and the Government estimate,
  • Distinguish how the Government maintains quality assurance on the contract after it has been awarded.
  • Analyze the roles and responsibilities of those charged with the management and administration of the contract after award.


  • Administration and introduction
  • Overview of public infrastructure and architect-engineer services
  • Advertising requirements
  • Statement of work
  • Solicitation procedures
  • Cost principles
  • Government estimates
  • Negotiation process
  • Quality management
  • Contract management and administration
  • Exam prep



  • Student guide and workbook
  • Supplemental learning material, exercises, and case studies

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Alexis Kirksey