FCN 190-Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals

Course Description

FAR Fundamentals (FCN 190) is a contracting course that benefits federal civilian agency GS-1102 contracting personnel as well as aspiring government contractors. This course is 10 days in length and provides foundational knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) System. Specifically, the course provides immersion training in the FAR, including application of the rules needed to make appropriate contracting decisions. FCN 190 is a limited lecture, research-intensive, exercised-based curriculum. Participants analyze contracting business scenarios developed through research in the FAR and its supplements. Students should be prepared to dedicate time each evening for homework.

Course ID: EASC 0126P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Sep 17, 2018 Sep 28, 2018 Monday, September 17, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,250 18666
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15424 Jan 26, 2015 Feb 6, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,250
15425 Mar 16, 2015 Mar 27, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,250
16668 Oct 10, 2016 Oct 21, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,250
17474 Jan 23, 2017 Feb 3, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,250
17475 Aug 7, 2017 Aug 18, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $2,250

Who Should Attend

Contracting officers, contract specialists, program and project managers, small business specialists, and industry contracting personnel

How You Will Benefit

  • Research acquisition laws, rules and procedures for specific government agencies.
  • Understand acquisition planning, market research and the criteria for selecting contract methods and types.
  • Distinguish among the different types of competition and determine the appropriate use of socioeconomic programs.
  • Apply the rules and procedures for addressing protests, claims and disputes.
  • Differentiate the requirements for terminating a contract and the use of termination clauses
  • Employ proper contract close-out methodology


  • Locate, cite, interpret, and determine the applicability of policies and procedures in the FAR.
  • Explain the planning process as mandated by law and implemented by regulation.
  • Explain the policies and procedures for required and preferred sources of supplies and services.
  • Identify the competition requirements for acquisitions.
  • Identify a permissible method of contracting for a given acquisition.
  • Identify a given pricing arrangement using the words and terms of FAR Part 16.
  • Identify when the use of an option or an indefinite delivery contract is appropriate.
  • Describe the policies and procedures for preparing specifications and statements of work.
  • Describe the techniques for publicizing proposed contract actions.
  • Determine the applicability of socioeconomic programs to a given acquisition.
  • Identify the legal principles used by courts and boards of contract appeals to determine whether the Government has entered into a relationship involving one or more enforceable promises.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for soliciting offers.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for evaluating bids.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for evaluating competitive proposals and having exchanges with offerors after the receipt of proposals.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for protests
  • Identify the policies and procedures for the use of simplified acquisition procedures.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for contract administration planning and post award orientation.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for monitoring, evaluating and documenting contractor performance, and for handling performance delays.
  • Identify the Government’s rights when contractor performance does not comply with the contract specifications for a given contracting scenario
  • Identify the policies and procedures for payment.
  • Identify the policies and procedure for preparing and processing contract modifications.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for processing contract disputes and appeals.
  • Identify the policies and procedures relating to the complete or partial termination of contracts for the convenience of the Government or for default.
  • Identify the policies and procedures for closeout of contract files.



  • Exercises, case studies 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