DEFM423 - Mission Support Contracting II
Course Code: DEFM423 Course ID: 4641 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course involves a research paper in which professionals apply the knowledge and skills to demonstrate their ability to negotiate fair and reasonable prices and to consider the legal implications for various contract situations. The research paper helps develop critical thinking, cost analysis, negotiation, and contract administration skills necessary for successful contract performance.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|11/30/21 - 04/29/22||05/02/22 - 06/26/22||Spring 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):
1. Explain the importance of properly defining requirements.
2. Explain Better Buying Power and strategies to meet mission needs.
3. Demonstrate how the Defense Contract Management Agency can help with negotiation objectives, and a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit report can be prepared to meet a negotiation objective.
4. Define strategic sourcing and its importance.
5. Explain concepts related to source selection.
6. Explain contract cost/price analysis pricing techniques and business competencies needed to develop a negotiation objective
7. Explain ethical concepts and situations that have legal implications.
Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.
|Wk 1 Forum||2.00 %|
|Wk 2 Forum||4.00 %|
|Wk 3 Forum||4.00 %|
|Wk 4 Forum||4.00 %|
|Wk 5 Forum||4.00 %|
|Wk 6 Forum||4.00 %|
|Wk 7 Forum||4.00 %|
|Wk 8 Forum||4.00 %|
|Paper Assignments||32.00 %|
|Assignment 1: Week 2: Paper 1||10.67 %|
|Assignment 6: Week 6: Paper 2||10.67 %|
|Assignment 7: Week 7: Paper 3||10.67 %|
|Term Project Outlines||12.00 %|
|Assignment 3: Week 3: Term Project Part 1 â?? Outline||4.00 %|
|Assignment 4: Week 4: Term Project Part 2 - Abstract and Detailed Outline||4.00 %|
|Assignment 5: Week 5: Term Project Part 3 - Updated Detailed Referenced Outline||4.00 %|
|Term Project Paper||24.00 %|
|Assignment 8: Week 8: Term Project Paper||24.00 %|
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) located at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
Universal Commercial Code (UCC) located at http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc
In the Course Materials folder there are PowerPoint presentations, leadership articles, and up to date APA handouts.
Netlibrary—you can read directly online. Note, printing is one page at a time and, depending on number of users at any one time, you may be locked out. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=224414
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||The Responsible Contract Manager: Protecting the Public Interest in an Outsourced World - e-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|Publication Info:||Georgetown University Press Lib|
Not current for future courses.