Masters Academy in Government Contracting (December 4-8, 2017)

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.

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This course may also be eligible for the following credits through The Public Contracting Institute:

32.5 CLEs, 40 CLPs


  • December 4, 2017:
  • Morning: Formation Principles and Acquisition Planning
    Afternoon: Types of Contracts

  • December 5, 2017:
  • Morning: Compliance and Organization Conflicts of Interest (OCIs)
    Afternoon: Proposal Evaluations and Source Selection

  • December 6, 2017:
  • Morning: Small Business Contracting and Subcontracting
    Afternoon: Evaluating and Managing Bid Protests

  • December 7, 2017:
  • Morning: Intellectual Property
    Afternoon: Changes, Claims and Disputes

  • December 8, 2017:
  • Morning: Pricing Equitable Adjustments and Cost Accounting
    Afternoon: Terminations and Contract Closeouts


  1. Each participant will be provided the two essential books in the field: “Formations of Government Contracts” and “Administration 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.
  2. Learn the most current thinking on leading practices in government contracting
  3. Gain insight into various agencies’ positions on new or unresolved acquisition issues (this will benefit both contractors and officials from other agencies)
  4. Gain insight into contractors’ approaches to addressing new or unresolved acquisition issues (this will benefit both agency officials and officials from other contractors)
  5. Attain a better understanding of the latest changes in government acquisition policy
  6. Acquire insight into experts’ thinking on the latest rule changes and court and GAO decisions

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