Independent Government Cost Estimating

This course is available for On-Site Training only. We will bring this course to your agency or company.
Contact Don Dickson, On-Site Training Manager at (301) 455-5633 or


This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

This training workshop is recommended for 24 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) toward DAWIA, FAC-C and FAC-P/PM requirements. For information on fulfilling core, elective and continuous learning requirements, Click here to view OMB Policy Letter.

Course Description

One of the major gaps in effectively carrying out the procurement process is cost estimating. The reason it is a gap stems from the realization that it must be done but how do we do it? This three-day workshop will close this knowledge and skill gap by briefly, yet completely explaining the why, what, how, where and when. In addition, connections to the selection and administration phases will be emphasized. This class counts toward the FAC-COTR or FAC-P/PM Certification.

Major topics help participants

  • Understand the importance of effective Performance Statements of Work
  • Become familiar with the various cost elements
  • Learn how to do a cost estimate
  • Apply cost estimates to new procurements, task orders and contract changes

Example Attendees Include

  • Program/Project Management Personnel
  • Contracting Officers
  • CORs and COTRs
  • Procurement Specialists/Analysts
  • Financial Managers

Course Highlights

  • List of spending traps to avoid
  • Practical exercises – learn by doing
  • All courses taught in our professionally equipped training center with ergonomic seating.