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Courses - Procurement and Contracts Management - Undergraduate

Required Courses (6)

PC 4010  Introduction to Federal Procurement
Introduces the procurement and contracting processes and explores fundamental principles and techniques in detail. Emphasis is on government procurement, but the course also provides an understanding of procurement methods and subcontracting in the private sector. Uses the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) as a text.

PC 4020  Contract Administration
Covers the technical and fundamental procedures basic to contract administration. Examines both theory and practice, emphasizing enforcement of contract terms and conditions, cost overruns, change orders, disputes and appeals, financial analysis, contract authority and interpretation, production surveillance, quality assurances, and audit. Prerequisite: PC 4010.

PC 4030  Cost & Price Analysis
Covers the basic concepts in the analysis of contract price by cost-price analysis techniques, learning curve, weighted guidelines, profit objectives, and analysis of the IT systems environment. Prerequisite: PC 4010

PC 4040  Government Contract Law
Introduces government contract law, contract clauses and provisions, legal aspects associated with contracting, and administering contracts. Prerequisite: PC 4010

PC 4050  Negotiation of Contracts & Modifications
Covers the techniques of negotiation. Focuses on the organization and operation of the procurement team, preparation and conduct of negotiations of contracts, and contract modifications by the team concept. Mock negotiations are conducted in class using case studies. Prerequisite: PC 4030

PC 4220  Federal Government Contracting: A Contractor's Perspective
Covers marketing and sales, pre-RFP work, RFP analysis, technical proposal preparation, management and cost proposal preparation, government site visits, audits, negotiations, contract start-up, performance, and contract shut-down.

There are no elective courses.

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John McCarthy

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN LEADERSHIP
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
PROCUREMENT AND CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT

John comes to SCPS after serving as a naval officer and naval reserve officer on active duty, during which time he worked in the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division and the Technical Support Detachment (TSD) investigating, exploiting, and attacking IED manufacturing networks in Iraq and Afghanistan. He draws on his military experience as well as 16 years in private industry to lead instruction on leadership, management, communication, and team development.

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