SBP 120, Contract Lifecycle for Small Business Professionals, is now OPEN for enrollment. You can find it in the DAU iCatalog. Click "Apply for this Course" in the upper right hand portion of the screen.
This is the fifth of nine new Small Business courses for the new Small Business Career Field. SBP 120 is a 16-hour distance learning module. This course targets new entrants to the Small Business Professional (SBP) career field and all new acquisition professionals who partake in matters relating to the DoD Small Business Program. It teaches the basics of federal contracting to include contract planning, execution, and management, as well as identifying where SBPs play a role within the contract life cycle. Through a series of simulations and examples, SBPs learn how to navigate through the contracting life cycle by working through different scenarios and providing advice for acquisition team.
You don't have to be a Small Business Specialist to take the course, and it's a great way to understand how a Small Business Specialist can support an acquisition.
I would like to thank the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for their close coordination with DAU in the development of this course. As I said above, this is the fifth of nine new courses that DAU is rolling out!!! Check back soon as I expect to announce the remaining four SBP course deployments! I am excited about this new career field so keep your eyes peeled for more courses to come.
Currently SBP 101, SBP 102, SBP 201, SBP 202, SBP 210 and now SBP 120 are available for enrollment!