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Services Acquisition Team Member: Non-Acquisition Credential

Graduates will be able to complete market research, develop acquisition strategies (plans), author performance work statements and quality assurance surveillance plans, participate in source selections, and manage contractor performance to achieve mission requirements. This credential is an introductory-level training asset that is specifically designed to provide a solid foundation for non-acquisition coded personnel responsible for the acquisition of services. You'll gain an understanding of the legal and ethical standards governing interactions between Government and DoD contractor personnel and the processes and considerations of contract actions. Given a service acquisition scenario, skills are developed through application. The execution of the seven-step service acquisition process reviews and enables the execution of:

  1. Forming the team
  2. Reviewing the current strategy
  3. Conducting market research
  4. Defining requirements
  5. Developing the acquisition strategy
  6. Executing the acquisition strategy
  7. Managing contractor performance

Estimated time to complete this credential is 36 hours. Earn up to 40 CLPs.

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ID Title Delivery Method
CON 0130 Services Acquisition Online Training (OLT)
CLC 011 Contracting for the Rest of Us Online Training (OLT)
ACQ 265 Mission-Focused Services Acquisition Classroom (CLRM)
ACQ 0030 Overview of Acquisition Ethics Online Training (OLT)


Core members of a Service Acquisition Multi-Functional Team (MFT)

Additional Credential Information

Credential Expiration : 5 years from date earned.
Availability : All
Continuous Learning Points : Click Here
Deployed Date : 10/01/2019
Credentials Restrictions :


  • Predecessor courses may not be used to complete credential requirements.
  • This credential requires the completion of a classroom (CLRM) and/or a Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) course: ACQ 265/ACQ 265V. Priority for CLRM/VILT courses goes to members of the Defense Acquisition Workforce. All others may find it difficult to complete this requirement if it has not already been completed at the time of enrollment in the credential.
  • All students must have a DAUID.
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  • Enroll in a Credential through the DAU Virtual Campus at https://dau.csod.com