This 6-month DITAP cohort is designed to teach mid-level and senior-level acquisition professionals (program/project managers, contracting personnel, and contracting officer's representatives) how to design innovative and flexible procurements for federal IT/Digital Services such as human-centered design, iterative development methods, or cloud services through five Releases:
- Digital Services in the 21st Century Government
- Digital Services Market Intel and Stakeholder
- Analysis How Do You Buy?
- Awarding and Administering Digital Service Contracts.
- Leading Change as a Digital IT Acquisition Professional
Applicants: FAC-C (Professional) and Level II/III FAC-C, FAC-COR, and FAC-P/PM certificate holders
Upon successful completion, all participants will be prepared to serve as digital services business advisors and will earn:
- 80 CLPs,
- a certificate of DITAP training completion, and
- FAC-C Level II or III certified candidates will earn a FAC-C-DS Certificate.
The FAC-C-DS will soon be called the Digital Services Credential and will be available to contracting professionals, CORs, and PMs.
Per the 2018 Establishment of Federal Acquisition Certification in Core-Plus Specialization in Digital Services memo, Level II/III FAC-C acquisition professionals assigned to acquisitions consisting primarily of digital services over FAR 13.500(c) thresholds are required to enroll in DITAP and per the 2022 memo, Level II/III Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officers Representatives (FAC-COR) and Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) acquisition professionals assigned to acquisitions consisting primarily of digital services over FAR 13.500(c) thresholds are encouraged to attend DITAP training to create a cohesive team that fully understands how to buy digital services.