Specialized Knowledge Areas

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Specialized knowledge areas require additional contract management skills that are over and above those presented in the pre-award, acquisition planning and strategy, and post-award competencies. These additional professional skills are necessary for contract managers to 1) perform efficiently and effectively in a specific industry or work environment, or 2) interact productively with other specialized professionals.

Certain types of contracting actions require highly specialized experience and knowledge to perform effectively. This section presents a brief overview of various contracting specialty areas. Some of the areas relate exclusively to government contracting, others relate exclusively to commercial contracting, and some have a degree of application to both the government and commercial sectors.