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Making the Right Choices in Government Contracting™ Virtual Class Series

September 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 3, 2017




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.

Dates and Topics

First Session – September 19, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

  1. What do Intelligent People Say About Incorrect Choices?
  2. Why do People Make Bad Choices?
  3. Government Contracts Lifecycle – Where Choices Take Place
  4. Solicitation Choices
  5. Proposal Preparation Choices
  6. Timing Choices
  7. Verbal/authority Choices
  8. Methods of Contract Formation
  9. Truth in Negotiation Act Choices

Second Session – September 26, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

  1. Government v. Commercial Contracting
  2. Award of Contract
  3. Protests
  4. Contract Types
  5. Examples
  6. Multiple Award Schedule Choices
  7. Subcontract Management

Third Session – October 3, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

  1. Contract Administration Choices
  2. Contract Closeout Choices
  3. Termination Choices
  4. Claims Choices
  5. Ten Big Choices in Contract Formation
  6. Ten Big Choices in Contract Administration


Continuing Education Credits

6.0 CLE/ 7.0 CPE (Business Law) / 0.6 CEU credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 6.0 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, OH, OR 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 6.0 PDU credits.





Raisa Dunton

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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