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Appropriations Law of Federal Procurement

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 11 @ 4:00 pm




This two-day course will explore, explain, and provide hands-on practice in the key issues and principles of fiscal law as it affects federal procurement contracting.

This course covers the significance and risks in making fiscal law decisions. It is designed for Government contracting officers and COTRs/CORs, program managers, resource managers, budget officers and legal staffs. Contractors who want to understand the financial issues that their federal counterparts face in contract awards, modifications and administration, and terminations will also find it beneficial.

Participants will receive a thoroughly detailed course manual with text, laws, case excerpts, and examples, and will engage in review exercises and discussion problems that reinforce the presentation.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the basic legal controls, fiscal issues, and fact patterns that arise in federal contracting
  • Recognize the competing views of the Comptroller General/GAO and the Attorney General on their respective authorities and their interpretation of the Antideficiency Acts
  • Identify how violations of the purpose and time laws can be corrected (or not) in order to avoid Antideficiency Act violations
  • Determine the difference between severable and nonseverable service contracts; how severable service contracts can be funded across fiscal years; and how incremental funding works
  • Identify a prohibited personal services contract is; what is a cardinal change is; and the issues and rules for using expired appropriations to fund contract modifications

Continuing Education Credits

11 CLE/ 13 CPE/ 1.1 CEU credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 16 CLP credits.

This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, VA and TX.  Because this activity has been approved in another CLE jurisdiction, you may also receive credit for participation in AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, IL, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, and WI (additional state requirements may apply). If you are seeking CLE credits for a jurisdiction other than the ones listed above, please contact us for additional information.

This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 11 PDU credits.



John Plinke


Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting
1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States
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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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