Online University Develops Internet-Based Courses for Acquisition
by Eleni Martin
February 5, 1999
Students Are Saying About the FAI Online University
program is excellent, we may use it as a means of re-certification
for our COTR (contracting officer's technical representative),"
-- Treasury Acquisition Institute Official
"FAI has the necessary organization, structure, rigor, detail,
and focus to be of great value. Furthermore, the convenience
of web-based training should help us drive down costs associated
with TDY and course fees,"
-- NASA Procurement Official
"The course was very user-friendly"
"Excellent training tool"
- Office of Procurement, Department of Transportation
WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. General Services Administration's Federal
Acquisition Institute (FAI) Online University has developed an
internet-based course for contracting officer representatives (CORs)
entitled the COR Mentor. The course is available at no charge and
can be used by both public and private-sector acquisition professionals.
The FAI Online University offers 18 certificates for different COR
duties, such as participating in post-award orientations, monitoring
contractor performance and administering the property clause.
"The COR Mentor is the first self-paced, self-directed contracting
officer representative program offered online," says Ida Ustad, Deputy
Associate Administrator, GSA, Office of Acquisition Policy. "It helps
CORs gain the skills they need to assist contracting officers."
Using web technology, FAI Online University offers self-paced training
modules, online reference materials, and other performance support
tools. These tools are available at the desktop to assist professionals
with acquisition responsibilities. Other federal agencies can partner
with FAI to add agency-specific objectives to the COR course and track
employee accomplishments through online reports.
courses and features are planned for fiscal year 1999.
For More Information
For more information, contact Gayle Messick on (202) 501-2980 or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Author
Eleni Martin, a member of the Federal Communicators Network, is a
public affairs specialist in the Office of Communications at the General
Services Administration. You may reach her at (202) 501-1231 or email@example.com