Masters Academies

Masters Academy: Best Practices in Government Contracting

The Masters Academy is designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. Each day, different experts will share their insights into the leading practices in key areas of Government contracting. Over the course of five days, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the lessons experts have culled during their careers in Government contracting.  This program is not intended to cover the basics or each topic in its entirety.  Instead, the Masters Academy is intended as an advanced course focusing on leading practices.

Each participant will be provided the two essential books in the field: “Formations of Government Contracts” co-authored by Ralph C. Nash, Jr.  Collectively, the body of knowledge you will acquire during this program will give you an unparalleled education in Government contracting leading practices.

Prerequisite: To gain the most from the Masters Academy, it is recommended that participants have at least five years of contracting experience in industry, Government, law or accounting.

Day 1:
Morning: Formation Principles & Acquisition Planning
Afternoon: Types of Contracts

Day 2:
Morning: Compliance & Organization Conflicts of Interest (OCIs)
Afternoon: Proposal Evaluations & Source Selection

Day 3:
Morning: Small Business Contracting & Subcontracting
Afternoon: Evaluating and Managing Bid Protests

Day 4:
Morning: Intellectual Property
Afternoon: Changes, Claims & Disputes

Day 5:
Morning: Pricing Equitable Adjustments & Cost Accounting
Afternoon: Terminations & Contract Closeouts

Masters Academy: Best Practices in International Contracting

PCI’s Master’s Academies are designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. For this Master’s Academy, our team of experts have developed the most informative program for succeeding in doing business outside the U.S. Over the course of three, four, or five days, you will have the opportunity to learn the lessons our experts have culled during their wide-ranging careers in the International Government Contracting market.

With this Academy we are giving you options. In addition to the initial three days of the Master’s Academy, you can choose to attend either of two, or both, optional sessions on Foreign Military Contracting Best Practices and How to Implement an Export Controls Compliance Program.

Day 1:  How to Succeed in Business Outside the U.S. – Contract Formation &
Day 2:  ITAR & EAR
Day 3:  Anti-Corruption & FCPA

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Day 4:  Foreign Military Contracting Best Practices: FMS, FMF, and DCC/DCS

This is an essential course for manufacturers, exporters and their executives, and legal and financial advisors, featuring:

  • What the laws and regulations require for FMS sales and direct sales of military products
  • Foreign Military Financing
  • Practical instruction on export licensing of defense articles and services
  • Complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Day 5:  Workshop: How to Implement an Export Controls Compliance Program

The seminar is intended to provide executives, senior managers, compliance officers, in-house and outside counsel, and other stakeholders in the export sector with an overview of how to implement and export controls compliance program.  Fundamental elements include:

  • Know Your Customer & Red Flags – sample problems
  • Internal Investigations – sample problems
  • Mitigating Penalties – sample problems

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