CON 121 Contract Planning
Contract Planning will introduce personnel new to the contracting field to their role as a business advisor in the acquisition process. It focuses on the students’ role in understanding their customers’ mission and their ability to plan successful mission support strategies based upon their knowledge of the contracting environment and their customer needs. Students will learn how to use the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), conduct effective market research, develop alternative acquisition strategies, and understand how socioeconomic programs support the acquisition planning process.
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Target Attendees
This course is designed for personnel new to the Contracting Career Field (Civilian OCC Series 1102) or non-contracting personnel that play a role in the acquisition process.
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
CON 115 Contracting Fundamentals ZJD INDEF
▲ OR ▼
CON 110 Mission-Support Planning BEO 30-Sep-2013
▲ AND ▼
CON 111 Mission Strategy Execution BE8 30-Sep-2013
▲ AND ▼
CON 112 Mission-Performance Assessment BE9 30-Sep-2013
▲ AND ▼
CON 120 Mission-Focused Contracting JHN 30-Sep-2013
Course Length
Approximately 11 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Distance Learning
Equivalent Courses  Yes
ACE Recommended Credits  YES
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  1.1
Continuous Learning Points 11 
Reservist Retirement Points 3  
  • Completing CON 121, 124 and 127 in sequential order is highly recommended.
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  • All exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. You will have 2 opportunities to retake an exam in its entirety. After a 3rd failure, you will automatically be restarted in the course.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.