Federal contracting officials who take this course will understand the ramifications of the (FARA) and (FASA) and how to issue a solicitation for commercial items and award the contract, basing decisions on appropriate considerations presented in the course. Additionally, the course focuses on important contract administration concepts — emanating from unique commercial contracting clauses and practices — that are very different from business-as-usual government practices.
Industry officials will be in a better position to protect their companies' interests by understanding the companies' rights as outlined in the new standard contract clauses. Additionally, by understanding the process better, one can more effectively participate in it. This course provides the basis for participants to become proactive business partners in the commercial segment of government contracting rather than the more reactive partners envisioned in the traditional government contracting approach.