Contracting for Services

Course #MN4311

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course studies the DoD's major services contracting policies, processes, procedures, and practices. Detailed and critical examination of current policies, issues, and practices in services contracting, to include performance based services contracting (PBSC), is accomplished through extensive case, policy, and report analysis requiring synthesis of concepts, processes and best practices. A review of major services acquisition and program management is provided but the primary focus is on the contracting process used to acquire major services for the DoD. Topics include: information technology services, base operating support services, environmental services, construction services, and contractor logistics support. This course offers DAU equivalencies. 

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 835


  • MN3331
  • MN3303

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the Service Acquisition process.
  • Develop a framework for management and control of contracting processes unique to services acquisition and contracting.
  • Foster managerial competence and critical thinking in identifying the key issues and concepts in services contracting.
  • Apply key lessons to real-world issues related to service contracting (case studies applications).
  • Demonstrate the principles of Performance Based Acquisition.
  • Apply a life-cycle approach to services acquisition.
  • Demonstrate the value of taking a team-based approach.
  • Demonstrate the value of market knowledge in building performance requirements and business strategies.
  • Develop a results-based requirements package that aligns with mission objectives that will lead the team to success.
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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