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DEFM422 - Mission Support Contracting I

Course Details

Course Code: DEFM422 Course ID: 4640 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course involves a series of case studies where students demonstrate their ability to develop and execute business strategies to meet customer requirements. These cases help develop critical thinking, customer needs analysis, procurement strategy development, and source selection skills necessary for successful contract performance.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

1. Explain alternate strategies to meet mission needs.

2. Explain how to promote customer satisfaction.

3. Explain appropriate laws, regulations, and policies for a routine procurement.

4. Explain appropriate laws, regulations, and policies for a complicated or difficult procurement.

5. Explain formal source selection procedures.

6. Explain the workings of a competitive discussion.

7. Explain how to execute an appropriate contract arrangement.

8. Explain the ethics issues needed to support customer needs.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Introductions 4.44 %
Wk 1 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 2 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 3 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 4 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 5 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 6 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 7 Forum 4.44 %
Wk 8 Forum 4.44 %
Paper Assignments 60.00 %
Assignment 1: Week 2: Paper 1 12.00 %
Assignment 2: Week 4 12.00 %
Assignment 3: Week 5 12.00 %
Assignment 4: Week 6 60.00 %
Assignment 5: Week 7 12.00 %
Assignment 6: Week 8: 12.00 %

Additional Resources:

Additional Resources:

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:Contract Management Body of Knowledge, 6th Edition
ISBN:9780940343924
Publication Info:NCMA
Author:NCMA
Unit Cost:$99.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.