SBP 202, Intermediate Small Business Programs, Part B is now OPEN for enrollment. You can find it in DAU's iCatalog.
This is the sixth of nine new Small Business courses for the new Small Business Career Field. SBP 202 is a Level II, five-day classroom course that targets experienced mid-level Small Business Professionals who are already Level I certified in Small Business and have two years of acquisition experience. Contracting professionals are also encouraged to take this course.
SBP 202 prepares mid-level Small Business Professionals to work effectively with acquisition teams throughout the acquisition life cycle. Students demonstrate their comprehension of concepts introduced in Part A (SBP 201) by completing a series of activities typical of what they will do on the job, including devising a market research strategy; developing a supported, justified acquisition strategy based on the market research; contributing to solicitation documents; training a source selection evaluation board in the evaluation standards for a given solicitation; evaluating small business elements of a proposal; reviewing subcontracting plans; and creating a post-award briefing. As a capstone to the course, students will help each other in resolving small business issues they are currently confronting in their agencies.
I would like to thank the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) for their close coordination with DAU in the development of this course. Check back soon, as I expect to announce more deployments of the remaining OSBP courses over the next month! I am excited about this new career field so keep your eyes peeled for more courses to come. The six courses currently available for enrollment are SBP 101, SBP 102, SBP 120, SBP 201, SBP 210, and now SBP 202!