CON 2450V Construction Modification Proposal Analysis
This construction-centric virtual instructor led training (VILT) course is designed to improve a student’s ability to review and analyze contractor proposals, conduct technical and cost/price analysis, and adequately document modifications in a contract file. Content focuses on proposal analysis in a sole source environment (Contract Modifications, 8(a), etc.) utilizing examples, exercises, and case studies to expose students to reliable analysis tools and techniques. Issues encountered are based on actual findings of deficiencies in contract files. Students will analyze these issues and practice their writing skills daily. The content is presented in three Modules. Module One focuses on formal Technical Analysis and the foundation of the Independent Government Estimate. Module Two teaches students how to calculate and negotiate overhead rates by focusing on the cost principles of Allowability, Allocability, and Reasonableness. Module Three is a large case study that allows students to apply learning gained in Modules One & Two while analyzing multiple elements of a contractor’s proposal. Participants are expected to perform appropriate levels of technical, cost, and price analyses, develop negotiation positions, and document their results in formal Technical Analysis and Pre-Negotiation Memorandum formats.
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Target Attendees
This course is intended for the following members of the construction contracting team: Contracting Officers, Contract Specialists, Construction Managers, and any other technical members of the team that analyze proposals and write formal Technical Analysis documents. The course benefits are enhanced when the students are composed of an even split of 1102s and Technical members.
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
4.5 days
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Facilitated/Online
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  None
PDS Code  B3Q
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  2.7
Continuous Learning Points 27 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • Virtual classes are conducted in MS Teams.
  • Students are required to test 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.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.