Government Contracting, RCA, RCM, and ENCON

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The target audience for this course is all new-hire N7 personnel. This course is also appropriate for experienced N7 personnel who want to refresh their proficiency in certain subject matter areas.

Prerequisites for this course include completion of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Military Sealift Command
  • MSC Regulatory Standards, Inspections, Maintenance Availability Overview, and Engineering Budgets

This course provides an in-depth introduction to government contracting, reliability centered maintenance, root cause analysis, and MSC’s energy conservation policies and practices. The subject matter is considered intermediate in nature. This course consists of the following modules:

  • Contracting Fundamentals
  • Key Contracting Roles and Responsibilities
  • Types of Government Contracts
  • Government Contracting Regulations
  • Government Contracting Competition Requirements
  • Government Acquisition Procedures
  • Publicizing Government Contracting Actions
  • Contract Solicitation Planning
  • Contract Solicitation Process
  • Contracting Source Selection Process
  • MSC N10 Procurement Request Package Requirements
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • MSC Energy Conservation (ENCON) Program

Government Contracting, RCA, RCM, and ENCON

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