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White graduation cap icon CON 1300V  Contract Award

Contract Award

This course addresses those skills and competencies most basic and fundamental to the contracting professional. These include general principles, such as conducting price or cost analysis, planning negotiations, selecting a sourse and understanding protests.


Required: See the "Notes" section of this course's concept card for additional prerequisite information.



Acquisition Workforce members coded Contracting that are required to attain DoD Contracting Certification.


Additional Prerequisite Information:
  • Completion of FAC 086 B2B: Awarding Task Orders in Multiple-Award IDIQ Contracts is recommended prior to registration.
  • CON 0074 (Source Selection) and CON 0470 (Contract Negotiation Techniques) MUST be completed during (or prior to) CON 1300V and completion certificates presented to your instructor in order to receive credit for CON 1300V. Per the predecessors above, CON 0070 or CON 0072 can be substituted for CON 0074.
Schedule: CON 1300V is comprised of 6 units of instruction. These units are either virtual instructor-led (VILT) sessions or self-paced learning activities. Total estimated training is 41 hours (21 hours live instruction & 20 hours self-paced):
  • Week 1: Total training time, 17 hours (10 hours VILT, 7 hours self-paced):
    • VILT session (Unit 1, Introduction to CON 1300V), 2 hours
    • VILT session (Unit 2, Cost or Price Analysis), 8 hours over 2 days
    • Learner self-paced (Unit 2, Cost or Price Analysis), 7 hours
  • Week 2: Total training time, 7 hours self-paced:
    • Learner self-paced (Unit 3, Plan Negotiations), 3 hours
    • Learner self-paced (Unit 4, Select Source), 4 hours
  • Week 3: Total training time, 9 hours (5 hours VILT, 4 hours self-paced):
    • VILT session (Unit 4, Select Source), 5 hours
    • Learner self-paced (Unit 4, Select Source), 4 hours
  • Week 4: Total training time, 7.5 hours (6 hours VILT, 1.5 hours self-paced):
    • VILT session (Unit 6, Case Study), 6 hours
    • Learner self-paced, 1.5 hours
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).