CON 170V Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis

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(Last Modified:09-Apr-2020)


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This virtual instructor-led (VILT) course begins with a review of market research and government acquisition strategies. Students will learn to calculate an objective using simple quantitative analysis. The course provides an overview of the regulations and processes for cost analysis, and requiring certified cost or pricing data. Students are also provided instruction on contract types and contract financing techniques. Finally, after learning the basic elements of price and cost analysis, students will build and defend a pre-negotiation objective. Students will apply cost analysis techniques during a week two proposal analysis capstone case, including writing a Price Negotiation Memorandum.
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Target Attendees
New Hires to the Contracting Career Field (civilian OCC Series 1102 and military equivalent).
  • CLC 057, Performance Based Payments and Value of Cash Flow
  • CLC 058, Introduction to Contract Pricing
  • CON 127, Contract Management
  • Predecessor Course(s)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
    None None None None
    Course Length
    8 days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Virtual Instructor Led Training
    Equivalent Courses YES
    ACE Recommended Credits YES
    PDS Code Z39
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   5.7
    Continuous Learning Points  57
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • Participant performance will be formally assessed by two graded exams and two capstone exercises.
  • Completion of CLC 024, CLC 056 and CON 091 prior to registering is strongly recommended.
  • Pre-work required (approx. 0.5 hours) / Walk-ins NOT authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public. Pre-work must be completed not later than the Thursday prior to the class start date.
  • Students are required to participate in virtual classes beginning at 8:00 am and lasting as late as 5:00 pm each day.
  • All times are in the local time zone of the DAU region assigned to teach the offering.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via Cisco Webex, supplemented with Blackboard and e-mail.
  • Students are required to test WebEx connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date and should not schedule themselves for any other work-related activity while participating in this class.
  • Cisco Webex connections include: toll-free commercial phone lines (CONUS), commercial phone lines (CONUS/OCONUS), or Voice over Internet Protocol. DSN connections are not supported; DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
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