Commercial Item and Services Acquisition – FAR Part 12

1.5 Learning Credits

September 2, 2021

Available Live or On-Demand

There are two approaches to pricing Government contracts: cost-based acquisition and price-based acquisition. 

Price-based acquisition mitigates some Government contract risk by relying on “data other than certified cost or pricing data.”  For data other than certified cost or pricing data, the Government’s audit rights are limited to any time before award and do not apply to cost or profit information for the commercial items or services.

Who should attend: 

Accounting & Financial Executives, Managers and Professionals, Pricing/Estimating Professionals, Program Managers and Project/Program Controllers, Contract and Subcontract Administrators, Auditors, and Lawyers


1PM - 2:30PM EST

Electronic Training Materials

All your course training materials will be delivered electronically. Includes a comprehensive desk reference.


1.5 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs), 1.5 Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPES),

CSCM Certification

Commercial Item and Services Acquisition – FAR Part 12 fulfills the webinar requirement for the completion of the Certified Schedules Contracts Manager certificate program.

NCMA Credit

This courses meets the course requirements of the National Contract Management Association’s certification programs.

HRCI Certification Institute

This courses meets the requirements of the HRCI Certification Institutes continuing education requirements.

Key Topics Covered

Our Instructors

Deborah Nixon

Deborah Nixon


In a career that has spanned four decades, there is little that Deborah Nixon has not seen. As a
nationally recognized expert advising on strategic positioning and risk mitigation, she enables
executives and their attorneys’ decision-making to achieve Government contracting objectives.
As a consultant, executive, teacher and mentor, she has honed her skills and applied an
exceptional depth and breadth of knowledge of the statutes, regulations and business practices
governing organizations contracting with the Federal Government. Her experience, insight and
passion have made her a sought-after speaker and advisor for those charged with navigating
complex Government contracting challenges. 

Our Students Say

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Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute
"Instructors were very knowledgable and fun to discuss real SCA issues we encounter as contractors."
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SCI Consulting



Virtual Instructor Led



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May 18-19

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Commercial Item and Services Acquisition – FAR Part 12

$99 | September 2 | 1PM-2:30PM EST

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