CLM 006 Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) for Services Acquisition
Cost estimates are necessary for government acquisition programs for many reasons: to support decisions about funding one program over another, to develop annual budget requests, to evaluate resource requirements at key decision points, and to develop performance measurement baselines. Moreover, having a realistic estimate of projected costs makes for effective resource allocation, and it increases the probability of a program's success.
At the end of the module, you will be able to:
  • Explain the environment for cost estimating and budgeting.
  • Differentiate the four cost estimating methods and choose the appropriate method for a services acquisition program.
  • Choose specific aspects of the Acquisition Requirements Roadmap Tool-Cost Estimation (ARRT-CE) to generate desired output.
  • Distinguish the various aspects of the Cost Accounting System.
  • Target Attendees
    All service acquisition team members to include CORs, QA reviewers, contracting specialists, and those involved in developing and reviewing ICGEs for services acquisitions.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    Approximately 2.5 hours to complete
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Continuous Learning
    Equivalent Courses  N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits  N/A
    PDS Code  ZG2
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  0
    Continuous Learning Points
    Reservist Retirement Points 1  
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  • All exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. You will have 2 opportunities to retake an exam in its entirety. After a 3rd failure, you will automatically be restarted in the course.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.