CMI 230 Technical Support to Negotiations
This is journeyman-level learning that certain members of the DCMA workforce need in order to effectively and efficiently conduct Technical Support to Negotiations (TSN) Analysis and Reporting in accordance with DCMA policy. The multifunctional approach to TSN Analysis and Reporting outlined in DCMA-MAN 2401-01, Negotiation Intelligence Procedures, spans functional domains and requires collaboration across the agency to ensure the process is conducted efficiently and properly for DCMA to effectively perform the tasks and subtasks associated with it. CMI 130, Integrated Cost Proposal Evaluation, which supports CMI 230, lays the foundation for the DCMA Cost and Price Analysts and Engineers to collaboratively execute Negotiation Intelligence, specifically the requirements of TSN. This course will use a constructivist learning approach with a focus on problem-solving and inquiry-based learning activities requiring students to formulate and test ideas, draw conclusions and inferences, and pool and convey knowledge in a collaborative learning environment addressing the desire of adult students to learn through discovery and guidance.
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Target Attendees
DCMA GS-08XX-XX Engineer, GS-1910-XX Quality Assurance Specialist, GS-1150-XX Industrial Specialist and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) personnel and GS-1102-XX Contract Specialist, Administrative Contracting Officer, Price Cost Analyst, and Contract Administrator
  • CMI 101, DCMA Multifunctional Orientation Required for all
  • CLC 056, Analyzing Contract Costs (Engineering personnel only)* Required for Engineering personnel only
  • CLC 058, Introduction to Contract Pricing (Contracting personnel only)* Required for Contract Pricing personnel only
  • 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
    3 weeks (see Notes)
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  None
    PDS Code  Z2Q
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  0
    Continuous Learning Points
    Reservist Retirement Points  
  • Pre-work required (approx. 1.5 hours) / Walk-ins NOT authorized.
  • This course is three weeks in length (weekly assignments performed independently within the timeframe).
  • The expected time spent in the class is project to not exceed 8 to 10 hours per week.
  • Additional information will be provided by the instructor in the welcome message.