Acquisitions Management Courses

The NIH Training Center offers training options for the extensive acquisition community at NIH.   We offer certification, re-certification and enrichment classes for Contracting Officers, Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs), Purchasing Agents, Property Officers and members of the scientific community needing a better understanding of the acquisition process.  More guidance may also be found on our Acquisition Management Training Resource (AMTRAC) page.

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.

Course ID: NIHTC9532

This is a follow-on to the Basic Simplified Acquisition course.

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.

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.

Course ID: NIHTC9546

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

Course ID: NIHTC9530

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

Course ID: NIHTC9566

This course is specifically designed for those new to contracting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Course ID: NIHTC9547

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

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.

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.

Course ID: NIHTC5521

This two-day course covers the fundamental concepts of federal appropriations law.

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.

Course ID: NIHTC9562

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

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.

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.

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.

Course ID: NIHTC9414

Are you looking for a more in-depth, structured approach to project management that can also lead to Project Management Professional (PMP) certification?

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.

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.

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.

Course ID: NIHTC9512

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

Course ID: NIHTC9542

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

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