CON 170 Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis
The course begins with a review of market research and government acquisition strategies. Students will learn to calculate an objective using simple quantitative analysis. The course provides an overview of the regulations and processes for cost analysis, and requiring certified cost or pricing data. Students are also provided instruction on contract types and contract financing techniques. Finally, after learning the basic elements of price and cost analysis, students will build and defend a pre-negotiation objective. Students will apply cost analysis techniques during a week two proposal analysis capstone case, including writing a Price Negotiation Memorandum.
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Target Attendees
New Hires to the Contracting Career Field (civilian OCC Series 1102 and military equivalent).
  • CLC 057, Performance Based Payments and Value of Cash Flow
  • CLC 058, Introduction to Contract Pricing
  • CON 127, Contract Management

  • 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
    8 classroom days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  YES
    ACE Recommended Credits  YES
    PDS Code  ZKK
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  5.7
    Continuous Learning Points 57 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • Participant performance will be formally assessed by two graded exams and two capstone exercises.
  • Pre-work required (approx. 0.5 hours) / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public Blackboard.
  • Completion of CLC 024, CLC 056 and CON 091 prior to registering is strongly recommended.