Contract Management Training

Federal Contracting Basics


Federal procurement managers and procurement professionals working with or on federal contracts

  • Onsite Instructor-led
  • Virtual instructor-led

Federal Contracting Basics is an intensive, four-day introduction to government contracting, giving you the information you need to understand procurement from start to finish — from acquisition planning through contract closeout. You’ll analyze key issues fully and receive a clear understanding of their practical application to your everyday job responsibilities. You’ll learn how federal contracting really works, how to find solutions to common problems, how to understand the content of key contract documents and how the regulatory environment impacts business decisions. All of this is accomplished through dynamic lectures, case studies and interactive exercises.

Learning objectives

  • Find solutions to common problems.
  • Locate, understand and implement the rules of contracting.
  • Identify important sources of marketing information.
  • Use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as a primary resource document.
  • Utilize the keys to successful contract administration.


  • Acquisition planning
  • Contract/procurement planning
  • Contract closeout
  • Contract types
  • Cost estimates
  • Ethics in acquisition
  • Performance assessment and surveillance (vendor)
  • Requirements package
  • Source selection processes and criteria
  • Statements of work


  • Onsite instructor-led: 4 days - 28 / 3 days - 21
  • Virtual instructor-led: 4 days - 28 / 3 days - 21