Available courses

GMIG’s COR Recertification class comprehensively covers critical elements of the federal acquisition and procurement process. The training covers contract administration from the perspective of the COR. Students learn their duties through a targeted review of essential COR functions, such as Contract Management, Federal Appropriations Law, Risk Management, CPARS, Green Procurement, and other topics. The training provides well-structured coverage of acquisition topics for both new and seasoned Contracting Officer’s Representatives but is valuable to anyone involved in federal contracting.


This construction-centric virtual instructor-led training (VILT) course is designed to improve a student’s ability to review and analyze contractor proposals, conduct technical and cost/price analysis, and adequately document modifications in a contract file. Content focuses on proposal analysis in a sole source environment (Contract Modifications, 8(a), etc.) utilizing examples, exercises, and case studies to expose students to reliable analysis tools and techniques. Issues encountered are based on actual findings of deficiencies in contract files. Students will analyze these issues and practice their writing skills daily. The content is presented in three Modules. Module One focuses on formal Technical Analysis and the foundation of the Independent Government Estimate. Module Two teaches students how to calculate and negotiate overhead rates by focusing on the cost principles of Allowability, Allocability, and Reasonableness. Module Three is a large case study that allows students to apply to learn gained in Modules One & Two while analyzing multiple elements of a contractor’s proposal. Participants are expected to perform appropriate levels of technical, cost, and price analyses, develop negotiation positions, and document their results in formal Technical Analysis and Pre-Negotiation Memorandum formats

Contracting Officers Representative/Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COR) is a comprehensive course of the acquisition process and contract administration from the perspective of the technical manager/COTR. Students have opportunities to learn and practice the duties of the COR/COTR and Contracting Officer. This comprehensive course is valuable to anyone involved in the acquisition process.

GMIG’s COR Recertification class comprehensively covers critical elements of the federal acquisition and procurement process. The training covers contract administration from the perspective of the COR. Students learn their duties through a targeted review of essential COR functions, such as Contract Management, Federal Appropriations Law, Risk Management, CPARS, Green Procurement, and other topics. The training provides well-structured coverage of acquisition topics for both new and seasoned Contracting Officer’s Representatives but is valuable to anyone involved in federal contracting.


This Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) course addresses those skills and competencies most basic and fundamental to the Contracting Functional Area/Career Field. These include general principles, such as an overview of the acquisition process and how to research the regulations, as well as an introduction to fundamental soft skills and professional skills that will serve these acquisition professionals at almost any point in their career. 

This course addresses those skills and competencies most basic and fundamental to the contracting professional. These include general principles, such as conducting price or cost analysis, planning negotiations, selecting a source, and understanding protests.

This course addresses those skills and competencies most basic and fundamental to the contracting professional. These include general principles, such as conducting price or cost analysis, planning negotiations, selecting a source, and understanding protests.

Writing the Requirement  PWSQASP

Through the use of classroom exercises, students will learn the correct way to write requirement documents focusing on language concerns and associated problems with poor requirements documents. Students will learn the difference between statements of work and performance work statements. Students will also learn how to develop evaluation factors and estimate costs based on a requirements package.

GMIG's Appropriations Law course provides learners with a working knowledge of the law’s principles and purposes. Our course instructors present both practical and theoretical information using a blend of lectures, case studies, and participatory class exercises. Student participation in class exercises ensures that they master the analytical framework necessary for addressing real-world appropriations issues. The course topics addressed over the two days cover the purpose, amount, and time issues involved in federal appropriations, including the necessary expense doctrine, the bona fide needs rule, and the Anti-Deficiency Act. This course covers the key elements in the body of case law commonly called the "Red Book." 

Developing the Independent Government Cost Estimate

The Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE) is the Government’s in-house estimate for forecasting the projected cost of acquiring supplies or services. Under competitive market conditions, competing offers ensure the receipt of quality supplies and services at fair prices. The IGCE assists in determining the Government’s acquisition strategy and avoiding under-estimating costs that may result in inadequate funding, delayed contract performance, and ineffective negotiations with Contractors.

·         Identify the process for developing an independent Government cost estimate

·         Justify acquisition planning budget requests

·         Use reliable and current data sources

·         Demonstrate cost realism

·         Reinforce evaluations and award decisions



This course will focus on the prevention of unauthorized commitments and the ratification process for dealing with unauthorized commitments after the fact.