Army Basic Contracting Course (ABCC)
Mode and Duration:
Resident: 4 Weeks
Onsite: 4 Weeks
Pending ACE review
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, CBD announcements, solicitations, offer receipt and evaluation, award, and amendments, modifications, DO/TOs, and reporting (FPDS-NG) as well basic PD2 features that are used in all phases of procurement. Topics include Commercial Items Acquisition and Construction Contracting. Complete 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. This new course offering, ATTRS Catalog Number (8D-F48/551-51C30) incorporates contracting specific material from the previous Army Acquisition Basic Course (no longer offered) and Army Intermediate Contracting Laboratory (no longer offered) in order to become more useful to the contracting student population. The remaining curriculum contained in the previous 5-week Army Acquisition Basic Course has been moved to the Army Intermediate Program Management Course.
2. In order to complete the FA 51 basic qualification training requirements for 51C career fields, both the Army Acquisition Foundation Course (8D-F48/551-51C30) and Army Basic Contracting Course (8D-F50/551-F34) must be completed.
3. In order to complete MOS 51C basic qualification training requirements for 51C career fields, both the Army Acquisition Foundation Course (8D-F48/551-51C30) and Army Basic Contracting Course (8D-F50/551-F34) must be completed.
4. This course can be found on ATRRS under School Code 907A. 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/.
5. For advanced reading materials and additional information, visit our web
site at: http://asc.army.mil/web/organization/aacoe/alu-courses-offered-at-aacoe/army-acquisition-basic-course/.
This course 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.
Civilians must be in the grade range of GS-07 through GS-13 and a member of the acquisition work force in Career Program 14. Civilians 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, must be a Sergeant (E5) or above, and must complete their common core training prior to attending this course.
Secret Clearance: Secret.
The US Army Acquisition Support Center, ATTN: NCO Proponent, CMF 51 and MOS
51C, 9900 Belvoir Road, Suite 201, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5567.
Commissioned officers, civilians and noncommissioned officers who fail to meet these prerequisites but who are assigned to a materiel acquisition position will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis.
Phone: (256) 824-4548
Army Acquisition Center of Excellence
ATTN: AACoE, MDH
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899