Mode and Duration:
Resident: 3 Weeks
Onsite: 3 Weeks
- Upper-division baccalaureate degree
3 semester hours in contract formation
3 semester hours in business decisions for contracting
The Army Basic Contracting Course (ABCC) covers cost and pricing fundamentals (CON 170), contingency contracting practices and procedures (CON 234 equivalency), and Procurement Desktop – Defense (PD2) to include software and practical application. Specifically: Complete large contracts functionality, including milestone plans, Commerce Business Daily (CBD) announcements, solicitations, offer receipt and evaluation, award, and amendments, modifications, Delivery Orders/Task Orders(DO/TOs), and reporting Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG) as well basic PD2 features that are used in all phases of procurement. Topics include Commercial Items Acquisition and Construction Contracting. Complete Simplified Acquisition Procurement (SAP) functionality, CBD announcements, solicitation and amendments, offer receipt and evaluation, award, and modifications, DO/TOs, and reporting (FPDSNG) as well basic PD2 features that are used in all phases of procurement. Topics include Commercial Items Acquisition.
The course content and instructional techniques provide each participant with a knowledge and ability in the military environment to perform the following critical tasks: (1) formulate solutions to complex problems, (2) apply technical analytic skills to acquisition issues; (3) conduct analysis, and (4) communicate complex ideas in terms relevant to the audience. Unique functions performed by the Army acquisition workforce are based in statute and cannot be performed by non-acquisition personnel. This course will prepare students for entry-level contingency contracting positions.
a. The Army Basic Contracting Course is required transition training for officers in FA51C positions.
b. The Army Basic Contracting Course is required transition training for non-commissioned officers with a 51C MOS.
1. In order to complete the FA 51 basic qualification training requirements, officers must complete AAFC (8D-F48/551-51C30), the Army Basic Contracting Course (8D-F50/551-51C30) and the Army Intermediate Program Managers Course (8D-F46/551-F34). All three course must be taken consecutively and in the following order – AAFC/ABCC/AIPM.
2. In order to complete MOS 51C basic qualification training requirements, NCO’s must complete the Army Acquisition Foundation Course (8D-F48/551-51C30), the Army Basic Contracting Course (8D-F50/551-51C30) and the Army Intermediate Program Managers Course (8D-F46/551-F34). All three course must be taken consecutively and in the following order – AAFC/ABCC/AIPM.
3. This course can be found on ATRRS under School Code 701H. It is taught at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence (AACoE) on the campus of the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH). For additional information visit Web site http://asc.army.mil/web/organization/aacoe/.
Course material is NOT releasable to students from foreign countries.
ACTIVE, RESERVE AND GUARD OFFICERS:
Commissioned officers must have completed their branch advanced course, must be a Captain (O3) or above, and must have been assessed into the U.S. Army Acquisition Corps with a Functional Area code of 51. Officers must have a baccalaureate degree or higher with 24 business hours.
ACTIVE, RESERVE, AND GUARD NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS:
Non-Commissioned Officers must have been assessed into the 51C MOS and must be a Sergeant (E5) or above
Security Clearance Requirement: Secret.
NCOs requiring a security clearance must contact the US Army Acquisition Support Center, ATTN: NCO Proponent, CMF 51 and MOS
51C, 9900 Belvoir Road, Suite 201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5567.
Phone: (256) 824-4548
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
ATTN: AACoE, CTC
1410 Ben Graves Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816