Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 12361.1
Skill in basic negotiations to support lead contract specialists in contract
Training and development opportunities to assist the intern in meeting the
competencies for further growth to the full performance level, GS-1102-13, will be
locally funded and outlined in a separate individual development plan.
It is expected that at the completion of 1-year in-grade, prior to promotion to the next
higher grade level, that the intern will have accomplished all of the competencies for their
current grade level and have successfully completed all training classes taken.
Training and development opportunities provided to the candidates will
include but are not limited to the following:
Each participant will be assigned a mentor. The mentor will provide on-the-job training
to the intern.
On-the-Job Training / Developmental Assignments
During the 2-year program, interns will be assigned a mentor, or "shadow Contracting
Officer" to provide on-the-job training covering all aspects of planning, solicitation,
award, and contract administration phases of the acquisition process. This will include
acquisition planning, market research, preparing solicitations, analyzing bids and
proposals, preparing pre and price negotiation memoranda, participating in negotiation
sessions, preparing contract award documentation, and reviewing procurement policy.
Formal Classroom Training
Below is a listing of the mandatory training courses necessary for Acquisition
Certification under the Department of Transportation's Acquisition Career Development
Policy for Contracting Professionals. These courses are available through the Defense
Acquisition University (DAU).
Level I (GS 5/7)
CON 101 - Fundamentals of Contracting
CON 104 - Fundamentals of Contract Pricing
Level II (GS 9-12)
CON 202 - Intermediate Contracting
CON 204 - Intermediate Contract Pricing
CON 210 - Government Contract Law