Federal Project Management Training

Applied Acquisition for Federal Government Project Managers (212)


Mid-Level FAC-P/PM

  • Onsite Instructor-led
  • Virtual instructor-led

Applied Acquisition for Federal Government Project Managers focuses on the performance of the key tasks of the federal project/ program manager in order to successfully integrate acquisition within the project/program life cycle. Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills required to satisfy mid-level contracting competencies and performance outcomes, as defined by the FAC-P/PM policy and competency model. The course also discusses the contribution of the project/program manager to such key tasks as acquisition strategy and acquisition plan development, conducting market research, and project/program requirements development and management.

Learning objectives

  • Relate an Acquisition Plan (AP) to an Acquisition Strategy (AS).
  • Define pre-award actions, considering contracting methods and policy.
  • Describe the key features of comprehensive program/project specifications and the statement of work.
  • Demonstrate knowledge to manage a project and a contract.


  • 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: 3 days - 24
  • Virtual instructor-led: 3 days - 24