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CQM and QCS Training For Contractors

        

Construction Quality Management (CQM) and Resident Management System (RMS) 3.0 CM Training for Contractors

The Tulsa District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), offers the 1.5-day CQM Class for Contractors during the scheduled times and dates below.  A 1-day RMS 3.0 training class for Contractors will be held the next day after the CQM class. 

The mutual goal of the Contractor and the Government is to achieve a quality product, executed safely, on time, and within budget. Quality management succeeds through a partnership between the Contractor and the Government. The Contractor is responsible for the daily Quality Control (QC) of the work, while the Government through Quality Assurance (QA) ensures that the Contractor's Quality Control program is working effectively.

Effective CQM supports worker pride, results in favorable recognition, and has the potential to increase the Contractor's profit margin.

The CQM course offers prospective QC Managers/ Administrators the opportunity to satisfy the CQM training requirements specified in most USACE and NAVFAC construction contracts. This course must be taken and the final test must be passed by any person aspiring to be the QC Manager, or alternate. The course must be taken within 45 calendar days of the award of a construction contract. The Contractors Quality Control (CQC) requirements and the Governments Quality Assurance (QA) roles are reviewed. A course certificate will be awarded to those who satisfactory complete the training and pass the final exam. The certificate is valid for a five year period from the date of the class. There is no cost for the CQM class.  In the future there will be a fee of $300.00 for the CQM class and $250.00 for the RMS 3.0 CM class.  

The Contractors will be given prior to the CQM training class a CD with the Student Manual Guide. The Contractors should either bring a hard copy of the Student Manual Guide, or a laptop with the Student Manual Guide added and a 1-inch binder and a hot spot. 

The first day of the CQM class will start at 0900 hours in Room 1328, and will end the second day around 1400 hours.  

The RMS 3.0 CM class offers the certified QC Manager hands-on training with the software they will be using on-site to administer the construction. The QC Manager must have the program installed on their laptop and registered prior to the training class. The RMS 3.0 CM class will show the Contractor what data is required, how RMS 3.0 CM interfaces with the Government’s RMS 3.0 GM program.  The RMS 3.0 CM class for Contractors class will start at 0900 hours in Room 1328 on the third day of training.       

At this time any person that needs to re-certify must attend a formal CQM class.  The website to re-certify is not operational.

All CQM Courses will be held at Tulsa District office at the date and times below (reference attached Area Map and Hotel Locations): 

 

Date                                                                      Registration Begins        Registration Ends            Status

Jan 22-24, 2019                                                   Dec 20, 2018                     Jan 18, 2019                       Open

Mar 12-14, 2019                                                   Feb 12, 2019                     Mar 8, 2019                         Open

Jun 11-13, 2019                                                    May 13, 2019                   Jun 7, 2019                         Open

Sep 10-11, 2019                                                    Aug 12, 2019                   Sep 6, 2019                         Open

Nov 19-21, 2019                                                    Oct 21, 2019                    Nov 15, 2019                      Open

To register for a CQM, RMS 3.0, or both, you must complete a Participation form and email to Barry L. Pyles, Construction Branch, 918-669-7039, at barry.pyles@usace.army.mil.