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Applied Acquisition Training for Federal Government Project Managers - FPM 212 (FPM 232)

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 24 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 24
Technical PMP/PgMp 21
Leadership 3
Strategy 0
PfMP 0
  • CEUs: 2.4

Applied Acquisition for Federal Government Project Managers focuses on the performance of the key tasks of the federal project/program manager in order to successfully integrate acquisition within the project/program life cycle. In this course, participants will acquire the knowledge and skills required to satisfy mid-level contracting competencies and performance outcomes, as defined by the FAC-P/PM policy and competency model. 

The course also discusses the contribution of the project/program manager to such key tasks as acquisition strategy and acquisition plan development, conducting market research, project/program requirements development and management, source selection, and contract management. A special focus is placed on the project/program manager’s involvement in effective contract relationships management. Finally, the participant will reinforce the knowledge gained in this course and apply their skills to a series of exercises and case studies.

Equivalent to FPM 232: Applications in Contracting, 3 days

  • Relate an Acquisition Plan (AP) to an Acquisition Strategy (AS) 
  • Define pre-award actions, considering contracting methods and policy
  • Describe the key features of comprehensive program/project specifications and the statement of work
  • Demonstrate knowledge to manage a project and a contract

This course uses digital materials.

  • Application of Contract Methodologies and Policies
    • Methods of acquisition/Contract types
    • Key federal acquisition regulations and policies
  • Market Research and Acquisition Planning
    • Defining needs and developing performance requirements for statement of work (SOW) and statement of objectives (SOO)
    • Conducting market research and collaborating with industry
    • Establishing the Independent Government Estimate (IGE)
    • Developing a project budget
    • Applying the principles of federal appropriation
    • Obtaining budget approval and appropriation of funds
  • Solicitation of Proposals and Information
    • Developing the solicitation for an RFP
    • Developing and disclosing of evaluation factors for contract solicitation
  • Contract Administration A Proactive Process
    • Performance measurements and monitoring
    • Interpretation of performance data and management decisions
    • Dispute resolution
    • Contract closeout