ACQ 265 Mission-Focused Services Acquisition
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This classroom (CLRM) course is designed to improve your tradecraft in the acquisition of services. It uses a multifunctional approach that provides acquisition team members with the tools and techniques necessary to analyze and apply performance-based principles when developing requirements documents and effective business strategies for contractor-provided services. The course uses the seven-step Service Acquisition process, a team-oriented approach, and multiple interactive, hands-on, learning sessions to apply the principles. ACQ 265 is designed for individuals who need to improve their skills in developing and defining service requirements, supporting business strategies, and effectively managing contractor performance. However, this course may also serve as an opportunity for experienced acquisition personnel to improve their understanding of the Service Acquisition Process.
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Target Attendees
All members of a service acquisition team who are interested in learning more about acquiring services for the government as well as contracting officer representatives, quality assurance reviewers, contracting specialists, and those who are involved in developing and executing performance requirements, business strategies, and assessing contractor-provided services
  • CON 0130 Services Acquisition
See "Notes" section of this course's concept card for recommended prerequisites.
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
3.5 class days
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Resident
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  YES
PDS Code  AH3
Walk-ins Authorized  Yes
Pre-work required   Yes [approx. 3 hour(s)]
First Offering  9/11/2006
Continuous Education Units  3
Continuous Learning Points 30 
Reservist Retirement Points 0  
Historical Allocations  Click here
Fulfillment Eligible   YES
Technical Requirements Click Here
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • CLE 028 Market Research for Engineering and Technical Personnel
  • CON 0040 Market Research
Additional Notes:
  • Read the Services Pathway of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework
  • Visit the Service Acquisition Mall (SAM)
  • View the Seven-Step Service Acquisition Process, service acquisition templates, and videos on SAM.
  • Optional: Students should identify and bring to class documents for a service requirement they would like to discuss.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).