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Security in Contracting (SC)

  • Dec 1, 2023

  • Mar 7, 2024

  • Sep 7, 2024

  • Dec 16, 2024


ARC Hotel, 140 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON


$900 + HST

COURSE SUMMARY (This course is one of six essential courses required for Security Certification under the Infrastructure Research Group, IRRG, Office of the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University.) 

The Security in Contracting (and other arrangements) Course  provides participants with the requisite knowledge to understand the policy framework; security infrastructure; as well as the procedures and practices involving screening private sector organizations and individuals that contract with the federal government and safeguard information and assets under their control.    

This course covers the full scope of security in contracting including the;

  • Overarching policy framework

  • Key principles underpinning the establishment of security measures in contracts and other arrangements

  • Establishment of contractual security requirements and use of security clauses

  • Security roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of government stakeholders and private sector organizations  

  • Identification of sensitive government assets and information the contractor will access

  • Linkages between the Statement of Work and the Security Requirements Check List (SRCL) 

  • Individual and organization security screening requirements and terminology

  • Use of mandatory Treasury Board forms 

  • Oversight of security measures to ensure document safeguarding   

At the end of the course participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the contracting and security screening process, mandatory forms and related activities required to contract trustworthy and loyal contractors who will safeguard sensitive government information and assets as per contractual requirements.   

  • Analyze Statements of work and Security Requirements Check Lists (SRCL) to ensure the SRCL appropriately reflects the category of information and level of sensitivity of the government information and assets the contractor will have access to and to ensure congruency between solicitation, contract documents and the security documents

  • Understand the activities related to the identification, evaluation and mitigation of security risks when contracting

  • Become familiar with the levels of security, terminology, and requirements such as Designated Organizational Screening (DOS), Facility Security Clearance (FSC), Document Safeguarding Capability (DSC), Key Security Official (KSO), and Company Security Officer (CSO)

  • Identify and relate to the specific roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in the contracting and screening processes, including the need for ongoing oversight and monitoring.  

Instructors have applied knowledge and experience and have actively been engaged in both the security screening and procurement processes. 

Who should attend:

This course is a must have for administrative staff, security screening personnel and others involved in contracts and other arrangements with security implications.   

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