Basic COR (5 Days) – 40 CLPs

FAC-COR COR Level II Training (201 Equivalent)


Course Perspective: This course covers the Project Officer/COR’s responsibilities for guiding acquisitions from initial planning efforts and requirement determination through source selection, contract management, and final payment. It discusses applicable principles, policies, and procedures to achieve the agency’s mission through contracting.


Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:


  • Identify their responsibilities in the acquisition process from procurement planning through contract.

  • Recognize application of statutory law, federal regulation, and the common law of federal contracts to their acquisitions.

  • Prepare an acquisition plan including an acquisition strategy, an acquisition team with defined roles and responsibilities, a practical time line, market research techniques, source selection procedures, budgeting and funding considerations, outsourcing considerations, logistics, security concerns, environmental requirements, and government-furnished information and property.

  • Prepare key elements of a statement of work, source selection criteria, and technical proposal instructions.

  • Recognize the requirements for (i) full and open competition, (ii) use of required sources, and (iii) small business set-aside goals and programs.

  • Observe solicitation constraints including communication with prospective offerors, disclosure of information, and confidentiality.

  • Understand their input to the source selection process including the technical evaluation plan, evaluating proposals and reaching an agreement, best value analysis, and source selection.

  • Plan for quality and schedule assurance, select the appropriate remedy for nonconforming or delinquent performance, and prepare contractor performance evaluation reports.

  • Support timely execution of contract modifications.

  • Avoid constructive changes.

  • Review payment requests under fixed price and cost reimbursement contracts and provide timely feedback.

  • Know and appreciate standards of procurement ethics including areas of proscribed conduct under the Procurement Integrity Act and criminal conflict of interest statutes.


Hours: 40 hours/CLPs are credited for completion of this course. Classroom hours are 8:30 – 4:00. There are after class assignments and a pass/fail final exam.