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A. FTA offers several training courses through NTI and has many helpful guidance materials on-line, such as the Best Practices Procurement Manual (BPPM). Additionally, the Region 4 Office is an excellent resource. I don't believe there is a specific training course for those grantees growing to 200,000. You may reach NTI at http://ntionline.com. The Best Practices Procurement Manual may be accessed online.
A. The National Transit Institute (NTI) offers several basic procurement courses as well as a course in “Management of Transit Construction Projects.”
There are also some safety and security courses available from the Transportation Safety Institute.
Federal Publications, Inc., offers a number of construction contracting courses. They may be found online at http://www.fedpubseminars.com/ and by phone at 703-289-9525. We are not familiar with the Federal Government core competencies program but Federal Publications should be aware of this.