FAC 029

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(Last Modified:28-Mar-2014)



This continuous learning module addresses three commonly used acquisition methods: issuing task or delivery orders using GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) under FAR Subpart 8.4 and negotiating a stand-alone order or contract under FAR Part 13 and FAR Part 15. The module explores the differences and similarities of these three methods, their advantages and disadvantages in various situations, and how to analyze alternatives as you develop your acquisition strategy. This CLM also explains how to utilize FAR Part 13 in conjunction with FAR Part 8.4 when open market items are needed to complete your overall requirement.
Target Attendees
This module is primarily intended for the Federal 1102 community working in both civilian and military agencies.
Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
None None None None
Course Length
Approximately 2 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Continuous Learning
Equivalent Courses N/A
ACE Recommended Credits N/A
DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
Continuing Education Units   0
Continuous Learning Points  2
Reservist Retirement Points  1
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
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  • You have 60 days to complete this course.
  • This course contains an end of module test that must be passed with a 100% score.
  • After passing your exam, please be sure to complete the required Module Survey from the Table of Contents. You will not be graduated from the module until you have completed the Survey. If you experience any difficulty in completing the Survey, please contact the DAU Help Desk to ensure that you receive proper credit.