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Services Acquisition Management Office

This course is being piloted for direct registration via DAU Virtual Campus (CSOD). Click on "Apply for this training" button in the upper right-hand corner to register for an offering.

This classroom (CLRM) course will provide training for a Functional Services Manager (FSM) to successfully plan, develop, and execute a services acquisition, including a Services Category (S-CAT) I acquisition of $1 billion or more. The FSM as well as members of a multi-functional team (MFT) will benefit from the critical thinking, analysis, and use of tools to improve the acquisition of contracted services, ensuring services provided satisfy the department's mission requirements. ACQ 305 uses the Services Acquisition Seven-Step Process and an Information Technology Services case. This course may also serve as an opportunity for experienced acquisition personnel to improve their understanding of the Service Acquisition Process.

REQUIRED PREREQUISITES

See "Notes" section of the concept card for recommended prerequisites.

PREDECESSOR COURSES

TARGET AUDIENCE

All DoD military and civilian personnel, and their industry counterparts, who are multi-functional team members, or otherwise involved in the acquisition of services. This course will benefit both the non-acquisition workforce and the acquisition workforce, including program managers/functional service managers, contracting specialists, contracting officer's representatives, quality assurance reviewers, and those who are involved in developing and executing performance requirements, business strategies, and assessing contractor-provided services.

NOTES

Recommended Prerequisites:
  • ACQ 1650 Defense Acquisition of Services
  • ACQ 265V/265 Mission-Focused Services Acquisition
  • ACQ 2551 Services Acquisition Management Tools
  • CLE 083 Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), and
  • Either CLE 028 Market Research for Technical Personnel or CON 0040 Market Research
Restriction:
  • Foreign National Students will need to contact their Country Program Manager (CPM) who will coordinate with the Security Assistance Training Field Activity (SATFA). For additional information, please send an email to [email protected].
Additional Information:
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).