CON 1300V Contract Award
This course addresses those skills and competencies most basic and fundamental to the contracting professional. These include general principles, such as conducting price or cost analysis, planning negotiations, selecting a course and understanding protests.
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Target Attendees
Acquisition Workforce members coded Contracting that are required to attain DoD Contracting Certification.
  • CON 1200V, Contract Pre-award
  • FAC 069, Price Analysis
  • FAC 082, B2B: Conduct Pre-award & Post-award Debriefings
  • FAC 085, Back to Basics: Price Reasonableness for Simplified Acquisitions
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    CON 0072 Source Selection HDG 30-Sep-2023
    ▲ AND ▼
    CON 124 Contract Execution ZRT 30-Sep-2023
    ▲ AND ▼
    CON 170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis ZKK 30-Sep-2023
    Course Length
    Approximately 41 student hours, over the course of 4 weeks (19 business days)
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  None
    PDS Code  B3K
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  4.1
    Continuous Learning Points 41 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • Completion of FAC 086 is recommended prior to registration.
  • Walk-ins NOT authorized.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.

  • CON 1300V is comprised of 6 units of instruction. These units are either live (virtual instructor-led) sessions or self-paced learning activities.
    Week 1:
    Live session (Unit 1, Introduction to CON 1300V), 2 hours
    Live session (Unit 2, Cost or Price Analysis), 8 hours over 2 days
    Learner self-paced, 7 hours
    Week 2:
    Learner self-paced, 4.5 hours
    Week 3:
    Live session (Unit 4, Select Source), 5 hours
    Learner self-paced, 6 hours
    Week 4:
    Live session (Unit 6, Case Study), 6 hours
    Learner self-paced, 2.5 hours