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Making the Right Choices in Government Contracting

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 2, 2018

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This virtual class series covers the most important choices made by contractors and suggests ways to choose the right approach. Although not oriented towards agency contracting officials, the virtual classes provide valuable insights for them as well. The course covers choices in solicitations and proposals, the understanding of contract types (including Multiple Award Schedules), contract administration (including subcontract management), terminations and disputes. Each choice includes examples showing how an incorrect choice can be made and recommendations on how to avoid making it. Why make the wrong choices that contractors have made before you when you can avoid them by learning best practices and principles through the understanding of classic situations drawn from every phase of the government contracts lifecycle. The course discusses the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and statutes that give rise to these choices.

Part One:

  1. Why do people make bad choices?
  2. Reading the solicitation.
  3. Understanding evaluation factors.
  4. Solicitation amendments
  5. Timing choices
  6. Verbal authority and direction.
  7. Solicitation ambiguities
  8. Methods of contract formation.
  9. Truth in Negotiations Act.
  10. Government versus commercial contracting.
  11. Debriefings.
  12. Protests.
  13. Timing.
  14. Contract types.
    Part two:

  1. Indefinite delivery contracts.
  2. Multiple Award Schedule Contracts.
  3. Subcontract management (tailoring and flow down).
  4. Oral promises.
  5. Proper invoices and follow up.
  6. Volunteers.
  7. Minimum wages and benefits.
  8. Delivery schedules and revisions thereto.
  9. Requests for Equitable Adjustment.
  10. Contract closeout.
  11. Cure and show cause notices.
  12. Terminations.
  13. Claims.


October 2
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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John Plinke

The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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