Cost Price Analysis Course - CPAC

Business Skills College
3 days
Multiple locations

About this course

The course uses a practical exercise to consolidate learning.  It explains direct and indirect costs, fixed and variable costs, allocation of overheads and apportionment.

It also covers direct labour rates and different types of material and labour within a contract.  The course looks at how MOD uses a method and allocation of costs questionnaire to assist contractors undertaking single source work to disclose their cost accounting practices. It also looks at the single source procurement framework and at proposals from a contractor’s point of view.  

Whilst drawing on a MOD context, the course has wider applicability for non-MOD employees and suppliers.  It is part of a suite of MOD courses designed to assist commercial officers' progress from awareness to expert level but has wider applicability to non-MOD and wider government employees.

What you will learn

You will learn to: 
  • examine a contractor’s proposal
  • know which questions to ask to check validity and evidence in support of the costs

How will this course help my career?

This course provides fundamental understanding for commercial officers involved in the analysis of contractor proposals and whether the associated procurement represents value for money.

Before you attend

  • Delegates wishing to book on this course must ensure that prior to booking their personal HMRS account is up to date including a full work postal address and mail point.
  • Courses run at various locations please ensure you check the location prior to booking.  

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)

How will I learn?


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