A new online course, FAC 097 Navigating Buy American and Trade Agreements, is now available in FAI CSOD. This new course incorporates all of the changes from FAR Rule 2021-008, including the new domestic content requirements for Buy American, the new fallback threshold, as well as the new price evaluation preferences for critical items and critical components. The course also introduces and utilizes two new Buy American and Trade Agreements decision tools that are also available on FAI.gov. If you are a contracting professional that purchases supplies, this course is for you! Earn 2 CLPs for course completion.
Consider taking this overview of climate risk management for program managers. This new course explains climate science, the need to adapt to climate change hazards, steps program managers can take to mitigate risks and includes highlighted resources. After completing the post-assessment, program managers can earn one CLP.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Federal Acquisition Institute and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) subject matter experts across federal civilian agencies updated the FAC-COR competency model. The revised model reflects the evolving environment of CORs and is better aligned with the current role of a COR.
The revised model is effective Oct. 1, 2022. Training providers have crosswalked and/or updated their COR certification courses accordingly and there is no change to existing FAC-COR certifications.