The Civil Engineer School

Vital - Relevant - Connected

Course Description

COURSE:  WMGT 421 Contracting for Civil Engineering Course

OBJECTIVE:  For each attendee to gain an understanding of the contractual aspects of planning, organizing, preparing and managing the provisions of services, construction, and design contracts to satisfy Air Force requirements in the most efficient and effective manner.

DESCRIPTION:  The fundamentals of govt contract preparation, such as determining acquisition strategies, conducting market research, contract type, source selection and methods of contracting are stressed. The basics of organizing, writing, and coordinating Statements of Works and Performance Work Statements are presented and applied. The fundamentals of managing contracts such as modifications, inspection, documentation, and remedies for poor performance are discussed. The course will address cost estimating, small business, A-E source selection, familiarization with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and many other contracting topics related to customer execution and management of contracts. NOTE: This course is comprised of 4 hours of instruction for 8 days (Monday thru Thursday each week) and approximately 2 hours of online work on your own for 10 days.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Contracting Officer Representatives, CE Project Managers, Service Contract Managers, Program/Project Managers, Construction Managers, Designer/Design Managers, and Maintenance Engineers.

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Programmers, JAG personnel

GRADE:   Commissioned officers, Noncommissioned officers, GS-7 or above

PREREQUISITES:  High school graduate or above

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  NOTE: Individuals working contracting issues primarily in the environmental arena should NOT enroll in this course. ENV 418 is their appropriate course.

DELIVERY METHOD:  Virtual LIVE Broadcast. Each offering will be conducted from 1300-1700 hrs Eastern Time (US) each day (Mondays thru Thursdays only). The pre-course online work will begin about 2 weeks prior to class start date and require approximately 5 hours before the live broadcast on first day of class. Additional time will be needed outside of the broadcast hours to complete class assignments.

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!

Starting 1 January 2020, non-Air Force students may be charged tuition. For more information, please contact our course managers by clicking the Contact Us button.

COURSE CREDIT:  4 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards


QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

10-Jan-2022 to 21-Jan-2022 / Virtual (Registration closes 27-Dec-2021)
09-May-2022 to 20-May-2022 / Virtual (Registration closes 25-Apr-2022)


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