One of the most pivotal roles on every contract is that of the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR). The COR plays an essential part in affecting the outcome of the contract administration process. This course prepares CORs to handle critical pre and post-award responsibilities. COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is specifically designed for Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs) who are responsible for assuring that contractors that contractors perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract. This course will provide CORs the breadth of knowledge required to perform their role, including knowledge related to COR roles and responsibilities, as well as fundamentals of contracting regulations, types, phases, and other elements; awareness of ethical and legal factors that impact COR responsibilities; and information necessary to effectively evaluate situations, apply knowledge gained, and make correct decisions to carry out COR responsibilities.
The Siena Group’s Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) course, after being recommended for certification by the American Council on Education (ACE), has recently been certified by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) as equivalent to the DAU’s COR 222 course. The Siena Group is now one of only seven companies in the entire country with such certification. This course will thusly give participants the appropriate certified training they need to meet Department of Defense COR training requirements for COR types B and C.
FAC-COR Certification The Office of Procurement Policy (OFPP) has revised the certification requirements for CORs, establishing a three-tiered training program for civilian agencies as reflected in the OMB Memorandum dated September 6, 2011. This course satisifies 32 hours of the training requirements for FAC-CORs. Please visit the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) www.fai.gov for complete information regarding FAC-COR Certification requirements.
COURSE OBJECTIVES - COR Delegation and Responsibilities - Ethics in Government Contracting - The COR’s Role in Acquisition Planning - Contract Award - What’s in a Contract? - Communication and Documentation - Monitoring Contract Performance - Inspection, Acceptance, and Payment - Contract Modifications - Improper Contract Changes - Dealing with Unsatisfactory Performance - Closeout Actions - Special Considerations for Service Contracts - Special Considerations for Construction Contracts - Special Considerations for R&D and Major Systems Contracts