Course Description

If you are a firm which does not have an established quality control (QC) program in place, you are losing out on a significant competitive edge over your competitors. Establishing a QC program is a strategic decision you must make if you are serious about competing for federal contracts. 

This course will focus on quality requirements and standards which are part of every government contract. You will learn about the quality industry, key quality organizations which play a major role in the development of quality standards, and government considerations when establishing quality and quality-related requirements.  

What you will learn in this course:

  • The significance of establishing a quality program 
  • How to go about developing a quality program
  • The difference between quality control and quality assurance
  • The government’s role in quality assurance during performance
  • The contractor’s role in ensuring quality control of products and/or services
  • Government tools used in surveillance of your work 
  • The hierarchy of government quality requirements 

Bennie Gonzales

Bennie Gonzales has over 35 years of procurement experience working as a Contracting Officer at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base and later at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) where he served as the Acquisition Manager for the Special Nuclear Materials Laboratory project.   He currently trains and instructs DoD and civilian agency Contracting Officers enrolled in Level I, II and III Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) programs as well Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR) certification program and provides consulting services to small business firms in the area of acquisition, contract administration and/or proposal development. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Gonzales: Placed and administered the Department of Energy’s single largest cost-plus-award-fee subcontract for support services, a 1.5 billion dollar procurementDeveloped an Acquisition Career Management Program; the first formal training program for procurement professionals at Los Alamos National Laboratory which was recognized and accredited by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU)Established the first ever HUB-Zone certification program and LANL’s Outreach/Inreach Small Business ProgramAuthored a proposal preparation guide entitled: A Guide to Developing Winning Proposals

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter Slides

    • Chapter 1 Slides

    • Chapter 2 Slides

    • Chapter 3 Slides

    • Chapter 4 Slides

    • Chapter 5 Slides

  • 2

    Additional Resources

    • Course Links/Resources

  • 3

    Course Lectures

    • Course Introduction

    • Chapter 1: Definitions

    • Chapter 2: Planning & Preparation

    • Chapter 3: Quality Control vs. Quality Assurance

    • Chapter 4: Government Quality Requirements

    • Chapter 5: Build a Quality Program

    • SU-130 Course Exam

Reviews

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SU-130 Review

Tina Taylor, PTAC Counselor

This is an excellent course for understanding what quality control is and where to locate federal acquisition regulations pertaining to federal contractors. ...

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This is an excellent course for understanding what quality control is and where to locate federal acquisition regulations pertaining to federal contractors. The instructor is very knowledgeable and can be understood as well as followed easily in his explanations. The best part is the last chapter in which he gives you the guidance for building your own quality control program.

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