Signing a Contract

COR II: Intermediate

Course ID


Continuous Learning Points (CLPs)


Course Length

5 Days






"The course materials are thorough, and the resources given are outstanding." – 2019 participant

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This five-day course is in conjunction with DAU/FAI Standards. The course includes comprehensive content that fully addresses many technical competencies, including acquisition planning, market research, and defining government requirements in commercial and non-commercial terms. It also covers effective pre-award communication, technical analysis of proposals, negotiation, effective contract management, and performance management. This training meets the Federal Acquisition Certification Contracting Officers Representative Program (FAC-COR) requirements governed by the OMB memorandum dated September 6, 2011.

Learning Objectives

• Recognize the duties, limitations, and authority of the contracting officer’s representative (COR) in acquisition mission support planning
• List the requirements for preparing a statement of work or statement of objectives
• Evaluate proposed changes under the contract so that the best interests of the government are protected
• Identify COR responsibilities supporting the planning and submission of contract change documents needed to negotiate a modification
• Define the COR's role in the resolution of issues under the contract and in monitoring corrective actions
• Recognize the importance of the COR as a representative of the contracting officer (CO) during performance of the contract
• List the contents of a Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)/performance assessment plan (PAP)
• Identify assessment factors when documenting a contractor’s performance and how a COR deals with noncompliance or poor performance
• Describe a COR’s responsibilities in inspecting and accepting supplies and services
• Identify major requirements for timely invoice review and payments