WSC 021 Cost Realism Analysis

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(Last Modified:19-Nov-2019)


Presents the fundamentals of cost and price realism analysis, and enables students to practice those fundamentals in writing solicitation evaluation criteria, conducting proposal evaluations, and making award decisions.
  • Understand the fundamental concepts and regulations related to Cost and Price Realism Analysis
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply Cost and Price Realism Analysis on direct and indirect costs
  • Understand how to analyze Executive Compensation Ceilings, Professional Compensation Disclosures, and Uncompensated Overtime with respect to Cost and Price Realism Analysis
  • Understand Cost and Price Realism Analysis concepts from relevant GAO protest decisions
  • Understand how to apply Cost and Price Realism Analysis through the Source Selection process
  • Given a services acquisition case study, conduct and defend Cost Realism Analysis.
  • Target Attendees
  • Acquisition corps members whose mission area includes cost reimbursement contracts, fixed-price flexibly priced contracts, and/or an environment where competitive contractors may propose unrealistically low offers
  • Course developed primarily for contracting officers & price analysts, but would also be beneficial for cost estimators, project engineers, & program managers—especially if team members can attend as a team.
  • Absolutely ideal for acquisition team members who will soon be entering a competitive acquisition where cost or price realism analysis will be accomplished.
  • Prerequisite(s)
    No required pre-requisites, however, attendees should have at least 2 years of acquisition experience
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    3 days (see note below)
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code None
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  21
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Workshop is designed for 3-days, but can be tailored to 2 or 2.5 days. CLPs earned will be adjusted based on workshop length. Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required to cover instructor travel.