December 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm$595
This course will discuss the relevant laws and regulations that apply to the federal contracting community when procuring activities during contingency operations, defense or recovery from certain attacks, major disaster declarations, or other emergencies. Each emergency is different but having a viable procurement readiness plan and personnel trained in emergency contracting procedures will help to optimize an Agency’s responsiveness during an emergency situation. Drawing on events such as Superstorm Sandy and the Unaccompanied Children crisis of 2014, this course will discuss pre-emergency acquisition planning, considerations when awarding or administering contracts supporting emergencies, and acquisition flexibilities to improve the agility of the acquisition workforce during these critical situations.
The course covers the necessary regulations and guidance available, including OFPP’s Emergency Acquisitions Guide 2011, Parts 18 and 26 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the National Response Framework documents published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
· Understand organizational and individual response planning efforts agencies should undertake to improve responsiveness during an emergency.
· Learn what laws and regulations agencies should or must consider when awarding and administering contracts during emergencies.
· Understand the flexibilities available to agencies for use during emergencies.
· How to perform emergency contracting training exercises to test processes and familiarize personnel with all phases of an emergency or contingency.