FPM 332 Training: Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs Training

Course 1332

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Language: English
  • 24 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Advanced

Successful acquisitions begin by developing clear business and user requirements and progressing through concept development to performance-based contracts. This FAC-P/PM Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs training course provides the skills to evaluate complex acquisition projects, including requirements, concept, technology, and contract documentation. Plus, this FPM 332 course will help you in achieving FAC-P/PM Senior-Level certification.

Learning Tree’s FAC-P/PM training has been fully verified by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI).

Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs Training Information

In this FPM 331 course, you will:

  • Evaluate a requirements development process to establish mission-oriented capabilities and needs.
  • Supervise effective market research, assess technology development processes and establish options to enhance business strategies.
  • Evaluate a concept selection process and develop recommended courses of action.


Four years of program or project management experience, which shall include a minimum of one year of experience on Federal programs and projects within the last ten years.

Certification Information

FAC-P/PM certification is awarded at the agency level, and requirements vary by agency.

Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs Training Outline

Recognizing acquisition authority

  • Defining a project mission
  • Addressing contract authority and oversight

Following acquisition principles

  • Following basic contract principles and federal acquisition regulations
  • Managing special acquisitions

Meeting the mission needs

  • Defining mission-oriented agency capabilities
  • Developing user scenarios involving stakeholders

Evaluating the Statement of Needs

  • Selecting appropriate documents
  • Reviewing GAO best practices

Focusing on pertinent research

  • Evaluating technology maturity for acquisition planning
  • Identifying business strategy

Clarifying research findings

  • Addressing dual-use technologies
  • Validating market research

Matching requirements to development

  • Strategies for technology development
  • Applying best practices

Making alternatives meaningful

  • Delineating analysis of alternative concepts
  • Identifying concept benefits
  • Creating recommended courses of action

Selecting a successful concept

  • Specifying performance measures
  • Recommending a preferred system concept

Defining detailed requirements

  • Delineating system requirements
  • Preparing an R&D work statement
  • Creating key performance parameters
  • Conducting requirements trade-offs

Reporting to oversight organizations

  • Documenting the acquisition program baseline
  • Specifying the acquisition strategy/plan
  • Addressing A-94 assessments and evaluations
  • Addressing OMB 300 submittals

Preparing a comprehensive program specification

  • Identifying the appropriate use of a Statement of Work (SOW)
  • Identifying the appropriate use of a Statement Of Objectives (SOO)
  • Establishing appropriate evaluation criteria

Assisting in planning solicitation activities

  • Creating pre-award policies
  • Disseminating information and requirements
  • Addressing pre-solicitation communication options

Planning pre-award actions

  • Outlining challenging contract clauses
  • Addressing multiple-incentive contracts
  • Avoiding SOW or SOO unintended nuances
  • Analyzing complex CLIN structures

Identifying unclear provisions

  • Aligning complex technical execution provisions
  • Addressing complex contract funding provisions
  • Specifying complex government funds provisions
  • Negotiating a baseline of performance
  • Evaluating management actions for acquisition services
  • Creating a level of support at a cost consistent with funding

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Progressive Contracting Strategies for Programs Training FAQs

This course provides the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to master the concepts covered in and provides some of the necessary prerequisites for earning FAC-P/PM senior-level certification.

All Federal employees (non-DoD) who work in a Program/Project Management role are required to be FAC-P/PM certified. Private industry/contractors are eligible to attend FAC-P/PM training but are not eligible to become certified.

Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available online, in person, or as Private Team Training.

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