Acquisitions, COR, and Purchasing Professionals

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Below is a list of classes that the NIH Training Center recommends for the role of Acquisitions, COR, and Purchasing Professional.

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Acquisitions Management

Advanced COR Refresher

Course ID: NIHTC9551

The target audience for this course will be CORs with extensive experience desiring a higher-level refresher approach and/or CORs planning to achieve their FAC-COR Level 3 certification or re-certification.

Annual FAR Update

Course ID: NIHTC9558

This one-day session summarizes recent changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Course material is continually updated and covers FAR changes finalized in the 12-month period preceding each class.

Basic COR I Essentials

Course ID: NIHTC9552

This one-day course highlights the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) role, responsibilities, conduct, authority and ethics as well as the acquisition phases including planning, solicitation, evaluation and award and contract administration.

Basic COR II Essentials

Course ID: NIHTC9546

Please note that the Basic COR Essentials I class is NOT a pre-requisite.

Basic Simplified Acquisition

Course ID: NIHTC9530

This course provides an overview of simplified acquisition procedures utilizing Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 10, 12, and 13.

CON 124: Contract Execution

Course ID: NIHTC9575

This course focuses on executing the acquisition plan through the solicitation phase to include making the source selection decision and awarding a contract.

CON 127: Contract Administration

Course ID: NIHTC9573

This two day course is open to CORs, Contract Specialists, Purchasing Agents or other program officials and can be used for elective credit or be applied towards earning a FAC-C Level I certification.

CON 170: Fundamentals of Cost & Price Analysis

Course ID: NIHTC9574

This rigorous two week course provides foundational knowledge of contract cost and price analysis designed for GS-1102 Contract Specialists or may be used as an elective course for CORs and PPMs.

Contract Closeouts

Course ID: NIHTC9563

This one day training addresses the proper close out and disposal procedures specific to Research & Development (R&D) contracts, Cost Reimbursement contracts, Fixed Price, Time & Materials and GSA Schedule contracts.

COR Management of IT Service Contracts

Course ID: NIHTC9549

This course looks to improving contractor performance by enhancing COR knowledge and practical application of IT contract management principles, policies and procedures from contract award through contract completion.

COR Refresher

Course ID: NIHTC9547

This course meets one of the requirements to maintain a FAC-COR certification at NIH.

COR Refresher Plus

Course ID: NIHTC9553

This course provides students with a full review of COR duties and responsibilities and is intended for students who have already obtained a COR certification.

FCN 190: Fundamentals of the FAR

Course ID: NIHTC9567

This two week class provides foundational knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) system. The course focuses on applying the FAR to real-world scenarios found in contracts planning, formation and administration phases.

Federal Appropriations Law Refresher

Course ID: NIHTC5524

This one-day course provides a general overview of the most important principles of federal appropriations law supplemented by the most recent developments, GAO decisions and HHS policies.

ID/IQ Contracting Techniques

Course ID: NIHTC9562

This two-day course teaches students everything they need to know to effectively set-up and use Indefinite Delivery contracts.

Intellectual Property

Course ID: NIHTC9522

This one-day course identifies and explores statutes and regulations that govern the creation, allocation and preservation of intellectual property rights under government contracts.

Internal & External Requisitioner (NBS)

Course ID: NIHTC9516

Participants in this course will be introduced to creating NBS requisitions for goods available in NIH warehouses and to create requisitions for goods/services from vendors.

Introduction to NIH Property Management (NBS)

Course ID: NIHTC9517

During this 3-day training program, you will acquire a working knowledge of NIH personal property management policies, procedures and automated record-keeping techniques.

Professional Services

Course ID: NIHTC5512

This one-day course introduces purchasing procedures for procuring Professional Services and identifies policy and procedure to request and procure Professional Services.

Property Management Refresher

Course ID: NIHTC9520

This 2-day course provides an overview of the basis, context and proper implementation of federal personal property management in NIH, as defined by federal laws, regulations and HHS and NIH Property Management Policies.

Purchase Card Refresher - Logs & Reconciliation

Course ID: NIHTC2635

This one day *non-mandatory* course is for current Purchase Cardholders and Card Approving Officials to provide an overview and hands-on practice exercises using the NBS to create Purchase Card Log Entries and reconcile bank transactions.

Purchase Card Training (NBS)

Course ID: NIHTC9512

This course is mandatory for prospective Purchase Cardholders or Purchase Card Approving Officials (CAO).

Source Selection for CORS

Course ID: NIHTC9542

This course focuses on source selection methods, typical organization (and variants), and source selection procedures.

Writing Statements of Work

Course ID: NIHTC8801

This course focuses upon developing the key document in acquisition process, a statement of work (SOW), and stresses legal dos and don'ts as well as procedures and steps for developing clear, complete, and concise SOWs for new acquisitions and tas

Budget and Data Skills

SharePoint Site User

Course ID: NIHTC7015

Microsoft® SharePoint® is a platform specifically designed to facilitate collaboration, allowing people to use familiar applications and Web-based tools to create, access, store, and track documents and data in a central location.

Computer Applications and Concepts

Microsoft Outlook Level 1

Course ID: NIHTC7010

Build the basic skills you need to start using Outlook to manage your email communications, contact information, calendar events, tasks, and notes.

Microsoft Outlook Level 2

Course ID: NIHTC7011

Upon course completion, you will be able to customize command sets, configure mail accounts, set global options, perform advanced searches, apply filters to intercept mail and control spam, create rules to automate many management tasks, work with

Microsoft PowerPoint 1

Course ID: NIHTC7012

PowerPoint Live Online Webinar Level 1 will help you be clear, organized and engaging during presentations, allowing you to grab and maintain an audience?s focus.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2

Course ID: NIHTC7013

PowerPoint Level 2 takes your presentations to the next level as you master design templates, customize slide shows, and work with media and animation.

Microsoft Project Level 1

Course ID: NIHTC6649

This introductory class is designed for students who have an understanding of project management concepts, who are responsible for creating and modifying project plans, and who needs a tool to manage those project plans.

Microsoft Project Level 2

Course ID: NIHTC6623

Students in this class will have an understanding of project management concepts, have the basic skills to create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project 2010, and have a need to use Microsoft Project 2010 to manage and customize those pl

Professional Development

Customer Service at NIH

Course ID: NIHTC4017

The late great poet Maya Angelou once said, "I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." At NIH, we feel the same way.

Emotional Intelligence

Course ID: NIHTC4004

To be successful at work, leaders, managers and staff need a mixture of intelligence, technical skills and emotional intelligence (EQ).

Managing Conflict and Challenging Conversations

Course ID: NIHTC4203

This session will provide you with science-based and experientially-tested techniques to deescalate destructive confrontational situations and other misunderstandings at work.

Myers Briggs Training

Course ID: NIHTC9590

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) workshop will equip you with personal tools for better self-management, communication, and relationship management.

Writing Skills for NIH Employees

Course ID: NIHTC2114

In this one-day workshop, you'll learn the three dimensions of professional writing: organization, format, and style.

Retirement Preparedness

Pre-Retirement Workshop (CSRS)

Course ID: NIHTC5812

Are you prepared for retirement? This three-day Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) workshop is designed to provide you with an overview of your federal retirement benefits.

Pre-Retirement Workshop (FERS)

Course ID: NIHTC5810

Are you within ten years of retirement eligibility and beginning to consider life after NIH? This three-day Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) workshop is designed to provide you with an overview of your federal retirement benefits.

Retirement Refresher Workshop

Course ID: NIHTC5815

This course is designed for the Federal Employee within 1 year of retirement, who has already completed the 3-Day Planning for Retirement Seminar, and who is reviewing options for retirement and fine-tuning decisions on when to leave service.

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