Army Intermediate Contracting Laboratory (AICL)

AACOE ALU Courses

Course Catalog Number ALMC-ACL
School Code: 907A
Purpose

    The Army Intermediate Contracting Laboratory provides training in contingency contracting operations and how to use Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2) software. This course is especially applicable for Contingency Contracting Teams; Directorates of Contracting at posts, camps, and stations; Contracting Offices within the Corps of Engineers; and other DoD organizations using PD2 software.

      Scope

      PD2 is a software tool that supports all phases of the procurement cycle; from entering the customer’s requirements to closing out or terminating the contract. PD2 software uses graphical images of filing cabinets, folders, routing envelopes, and documents to emulate the office environment. PD2 functions are accessed from desktop menus. PD2 divides the major procurement functions into the following contract phases:

      • Requirements
      • Pre-Award/Award
      • Post Award

      Students are given instruction followed by hands-on practical exercises which are designed to reinforce software operating skills.

      AICL uses an automated contracting system to prepare, process, and analyze transactions and products; provides leadership skills as a business advisor, buyer, negotiator, administrator, and contracting officer; supports all functions of contingency contracting operations. Additionally, this course provides training in contingency contracting; developing skills for contracting support provided to Joint Forces across the full spectrum of military and disaster relief operations. Exercises focus on unique aspects of contingency,critical thinking skills, and the execution of appropriate contractual instruments.

      Prerequisites

      Students must have completed Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) level 1 training in contracting prior to attending and be members of the acquisition workforce assigned to a coded material acquisition position.  Officers must be accessed into the U.S. Army Acquistion Branch with a Functuional Area Code of 51. Non-Commissioned Officers must be in an acquisition workforce 51C MOS position or selected to transition to the 51C MOS.

      FA 51 basic qualification training

      The FA 51 basic training program for officers is made up of the:

      1. Army Acquisition Basic Course (AABC) – 5 weeks
      2. Army Intermediate Program Management (AIPM) – 3 weeks
      3. Army Acquisition Intermediate Contracting Course (AAICC) – 4 weeks
      4. Army Intermediate Contracting Laboratory (AICL) – 2 weeks (51C Only)

      Note: Officers being assessed into the Acquisition Corps should attend these three courses, four for 51C officers, one after another (contiguously). TDY orders should include all courses, beginning with the starting date of AABC and ending with the final date of AAICC or AICL.

      51C MOS Training

      The following courses are required for non-commissioned officers as part of their transition to the 51C MOS:

      1. Army Acquisition Basic Course (AABC) – 5 weeks
      2. Army Intermediate Contracting Laboratory (AICL) – 2 weeks

      Note: Non-commissioned officers assessed into the Acquisition Corps should attend these two courses one after another (contiguously). TDY orders should include both courses, beginning with the starting date of AABC and ending with the final date of AICL.

      Non-commissioned officer graduates will receive an Academic Evaluation Report (AER) which will encompass all courses taken.

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