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ADL020

Introduction to NATO Contracting 110

Conducted by DL

Aim

This course provides an introduction to NATO Contracting, by introducing planning mission support strategies as well as market research. Furthermore, it offers on overview on the Bi-Strategic Command Directive 60-70, and discusses different methods of acquisition and types of contracts. The course concludes with a chapter on competition and acquisition plan development.

Details

Level of Effort: 7 Hours
Language: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: ETE - Education,Training, Exercises and Evaluation
Area: ET - ETEE
Depth of Knowledge: 4 - Expert
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: N/A

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Learning Objectives

Introduction: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
Know how navigate the course in order to successfully complete the 7 lessons of the course.

Lesson 1 - Your Mission Support Strategy: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
1. Explain how the mission support strategy helps you to perform your job
2. Identify how to establish customer relationships
3. List the key characteristics of customer service
4. Know the elements of ethical decision making

Lesson 2 - Organization of Bi-Strategic Command (BI - SC) Procurement Directive Number 60-70: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
1. Explain how the Bi-SC 60-70 is Organized, Administered, and Updated
2. Name the organization of the BI-SC 60-70
3. Identify how to use the Bi-SC 60-70 for your job.

Lesson 3 - Market Research: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
1. Name the characteristics of strategic & Tactical Market Research.
2. Tell the benefits of conducting market research.
3. List required sources for a supply or service.
4. Locate potential sources of information.
5. Analyze resources and types of market research information necessary for the acquisition.
6. Define performance assessment methods.

Lesson 4 - Requirements, Documents, Strategy: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
1. List the various issues and elements required to be considered when developing requirements documents (i.e., performance based, best commercial practices, etc.).
2. Name what additional documents are required for specific acquisitions for services, construction, Architect-Engineering, etc.

Lesson 5 - Methods of Acquisition/Types of Contracts: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
1. Identify the acquisition methods
2. List the basic types of contracts and agreements
3. Know the methods of providing for recurring requirements

Lesson 6 - Competition: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
1. Given a Customer Requirement, Identify Competition Requirements.
2. Determine how to process a requirement when full and open competition is be appropriate.
3. Understand what is required to justify a procurement using other than full and open competition.

Lesson 7 - Acquisition Plan Development: After completing this lesson you will be able to:
1. Know what acquisition planning is
2. Identify how to examine market research
3. Explain how the acquisition process is influenced by the legal community
4. List the components of a written acquisition plan

Course Participants

Any interested NATO School Students.

Language Proficiency: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-1 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-9

Methodology

This course provides 7 lessons which introduce to NATO contracting by introducing planning mission support strategies as well as market research. Furthermore, it offers an overview on the Bi-Strategic Command Directive 60-70 and discusses different methods of acquisition and types of contracts. The course concludes with a chapter on competition and acquisition plan development. Each lessons provides a self-assessment to control the learning effort.

Further Information

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