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The Professor’s Forum May 25: Commercial Item Contracting

May 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm




The Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 altered the terrain of Government contracting in many ways, but certainly none more important than the introduction of Commercial Item Acquisition.  Join Professor Ralph Nash and Tim Sullivan as they discuss the impact that Commercial Item Acquisition has had on the Government,  prime contractors and subcontractors; the cultural changes it has spawned; how the courts, the boards and the GAO have interpreted and applied certain terms; and the challenges this procurement concept continues to present.

Dates & Topics

A Special Year for the Professor’s Forum

Experience this unique opportunity. This popular webinar series with Professor Ralph Nash is now a virtual class. Each month Professor Nash and Tim Sullivan will broadcast live training from PCI’s studio in Washington, DC. You can join us in person or log on and enjoy a dynamic dialogue with Ralph and Tim and learn about important contracting issues and best practices. This is also an excellent opportunity for you and your colleagues to join in a group environment and bring your questions.

The Professor’s Forum with Ralph Nash and Tim Sullivan Virtual Class Series (to register for the 2017 series, click here) 

Last Thursday of the Month (*exception)
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm (ET)

January 26: Competition

February 23: Evaluating Price & Cost Realism

March 30: Clarifications vs. Discussions

April 25*: Organizational Conflicts of Interest

May 25: Commercial Item Contracting

June 29: Constructive Changes

September 28: Request for Equitable Adjustments & Claims

October 26: Pricing Equitable Adjustments


*topics are subject to change*


Continuing Education Credits


1.0 credits per session; 10.0 credits for entire series

CPE (Business Law/Finance)

1.5 credits per session; 12.0 credits for entire series


1.25 credits per session; 10.0 credits for entire series for AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, FL, HI, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, OR, PA, VA, WI (if you need CLE for a state not listed, call us.)


0.125 credits per session; 1.0 CEU for the entire series


This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 1.25 PDU credits per session; 10.0 PDU credits for entire series





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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