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Government Contracting Fundamentals

October 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am - October 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
George Mason University Executive and Professional Education (Herndon, VA), 2214 Rock Hill Road
Herndon, VA 20170 United States

LEARN MORE & REGISTER The Government Contracting Fundamentals course is a comprehensive, three-day overview and discussion of the federal government contracting process, including applicable procurement laws, regulations, and practical requirements. For those who are new, relatively inexperienced, or require a supervisory understanding of government contracting, this course provides an overview that will familiarize the attendee with the federal contracting process, provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise, and dispel common myths and misunderstandings. For those with some experience, the course will heighten knowledge, provide context, sharpen issue awareness, and improve the ability to operate successfully in this highly complex and competitive field. This "fundamentals" course is designed to be of benefit to both government and contractor personnel, including contracting officers, contract … Continue reading

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Cost & Price Realism: Practical Price and Cost Analysis

October 25, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Nash & Cibinic Center for Excellence in Government Contracting, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 100 (Farragut Metro)
Washington, DC 20006 United States

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Cost realism analysis is the process of independently reviewing and evaluating specific elements of each offeror’s proposed cost estimate to determine whether the estimated proposed cost elements are realistic for the work to be performed, reflect a clear understanding of the requirements, and are consistent with the unique methods of performance and materials described in the offeror’s technical proposal   Cost realism analysis is performed on cost-reimbursement contracts to determine the probable cost of performance for each offeror.  Cost (price) realism may also be performed on competitive fixed-price incentive contracts or other competitive fixed-price-type contracts.  As a US Government acquisition official, it is important that your cost realism be performed and properly documented to demonstrate that the analysis is reasonably … Continue reading

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The Professor’s Forum October 26: Pricing Equitable Adjustments

October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The “Changes” clause is a topic of frequent discussion among people involved in Government contracts, and one of its most unique features is the language which permits a contracting officer to make an “equitable adjustment in the contract price, the delivery schedule, or both” if the circumstances justify doing so. In the September program, Professor Nash and Tim Sullivan explored the key differences between claims and requests for equitable adjustments. In our October program, Professor Nash and Tim will discuss the fundamentals of preparing a request for an equitable adjustment. They will discuss the pricing of added as well as deleted work, the burden of proof for each, the importance of understanding schedule issues, and the role of profit and … Continue reading

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