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July 2019

HOW – Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) A Hands-On Workshop designed to help you complete your Disclosure Statement

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$295

The Cost Accounting Standards were designed to promote uniform and consistent methods of accounting practices for contractors. We will explain to which contracts and contractors the Standards are applicable, and confer on the current and proposed exemptions to the Standards. We will discuss the requirements of all 19 Standards, the differences in accounting as compared to GAAP and IFRS and methods of structuring your accounting system for compliance. Finally, we will cover the administrative requirements including preparation of the Disclosure…

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HOW: The Mechanics of Bid Protests – A Hands-On Workshop to help you Decide How, When, and Where to Prosecute (or Defend Against) Protests Successfully

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$295

If your company does business with the federal government, the chances are pretty high that you’ve heard the phrase “bid protest” before. But what exactly is a bid protest, and what must every contractor understand about the process? In this course, veteran government contracts attorneys Franklin Turner and Alexander Major – Co-Leaders of McCarter & English’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group – will give companies critical insight in order to maximize their chances of success in prosecuting and…

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Managing Government Property

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

Concentrated training on the requirements for managing Government owned property (acquired property and furnished property) to ensure contractor and Government personnel will effectively manage the Property lifecycle per regulations and contractual requirements. This training will also include key points that will assist in resolving Property Management business system issues prior to occurrence. Includes point-by-point training on: Authority. Including allowability, allocability, and reasonableness Types of Government Property Item Unique Identification and other reporting requirements Self-assessments and Metrics Contractor obligations and Government…

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Appropriations Law of Federal Procurement

July 30 @ 9:00 am - July 31 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This two-day course will explore, explain, and provide hands-on practice in the key issues and principles of fiscal law as it affects federal procurement contracting. This course covers the significance and risks in making fiscal law decisions. It is designed for Government contracting officers and COTRs/CORs, program managers, resource managers, budget officers and legal staffs. Contractors who want to understand the financial issues that their federal counterparts face in contract awards, modifications and administration, and terminations will also find it…

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August 2019

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

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

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

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Commercial and Government Contracting and Subcontracting: Similarities, Differences, Relationships, and Negotiations

August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 21 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This training (2 days) will present key characteristics, similarities, and differences among domestic commercial, international commercial, and federal government contracts to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals working in areas relating to government and commercial contracting, subcontracting, program management, program finance, legal, management, and more. It will provide knowledge and tools for achieving greater success in the conduct of a competitive business involving foreign and domestic customers, partners, and subcontractors. Instructor presentation relating to substantive aspects of commercial and…

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First Year Government Contract Attorneys Course

August 21 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$696

You want your first year government contract attorneys to “hit the ground running” and to be as productive as possible. They probably didn’t learn enough in this area in law school, and some government contract law matters--like litigation--simply do not lend themselves to a prolonged learning curve. Thankfully your “First Years” actually want the same thing—to be positive members of your team as quickly as possible. Well then start them out right by having them attend the Public Contracting Institute’s…

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September 2019

Preparing the Incurred Cost Submission

September 16 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

Doing business with the US Government is always challenging and the many onerous accounting requirements only make it more difficult. The purpose of this class is to help add clarity to Incurred Cost Submission requirement, which is an annual requirement for any contractor with flexibly priced contracts. This course will provide government contractors with a step by step guide in developing their Incurred Cost Submission to ensure that all allowable costs are properly captured and claimed for reimbursement, while also…

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Positive Leadership for Government Employees

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$175

Increase your professional leadership qualities, confidence, and competence. As a government acquisition professional, you are often required to lead through influence which is hard and requires skills that are not taught in conventional leadership development programs. Here’s where positive leadership strategies are specifically geared to enhance your ability to lead through influence. Come explore the many ways positive leadership strategies can foster positive change and build value for stakeholders and society at large. Positive leadership is about: Delivering better value…

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GSA Schedule Contracting

September 25 @ 9:00 am - September 26 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

The GSA Multiple Award Schedules program can sometimes be likened to the Yogi Berra quote, “Nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded.” While new contract methods may pop up like daisies, the Schedules program remains the Government’s largest indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracting program – by far. What’s required, though, to get a Schedule contract? How do you manage your contract once you have it? More importantly, how do you drive business through this contract? Last, but certainly not least, how…

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October 2019

Contract Closeout

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

Contract closeout is a critical, but often forgotten, piece of the Contract process.  This seminar will focus on what contractors need to move the close out process through to completion, efficiently and effectively.  Achieving closeout will ensure final payments are made, audit issues are concluded, past performance evaluations are submitted and any open issues are resolved.  Timely close out efforts result in reduced contract administration and ensure a greater likelihood that contractors still have and can provide all the documentation…

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Exploring Other Transactions

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$245

Federal contractors and U.S. Government agencies have recently had a renewed interest in using novel forms of agreements to develop new technologies. Other Transaction Authority agreements, in particular, have provided both industry and agency personnel with much needed flexibility to negotiate unique terms that meet the needs of each party. However, the frameworks that apply to Other Transaction Authority agreements are continually evolving and present novel considerations that are not familiar to most contractors and officials. Principles that apply to…

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The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

October 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement continues to be a significant United States Government civil and criminal priority. While the United States continues to lead international anti-corruption enforcement efforts, other countries, mutli-lateral development banks, and quasi-regulators are also ramping up their interest in enacting and enforcing anti-corruption regulations. This course will provide an overview of the three provisions of the FCPA. The expert faculty will discuss the current international anti-corruption regulatory landscape, including trends in recently settled FCPA cases. The…

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Risk Management

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

This fast-paced one-day class will introduce the concept of risk management and present some ways to prevent risks in the government contracting environment. Many of the risk management activities companies are currently performing do not provide them with actionable tasks to address performance, cost and schedule risk. This course will cover risk management best practices in order to deliver projects within specified time frames, budgets, and quality requirements. Agenda Brief Introduction to Risk Management Preliminary Questions to Ponder Concept of…

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Cost Reimbursement Contracting Workshop

October 9 @ 9:00 am - October 10 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

One of the biggest challenges of providing goods and services to the Federal Government is the use of cost-reimbursement contracts. A cost-reimbursement contract allows the government to award contracts that involve significant financial and technical risk with flexibility that is not possible under a fixed-price type contract. Under a cost-reimbursement contract, the government takes on the risks rather than the contractor. To help protect the taxpayer, the Government has established complex oversight policies and procedures for awarding, administering and closing…

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DCAA, DCMA, and Regulatory Compliance Update

October 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$225

The Public Contracting Institute (PCI) is pleased to invite you to the annual DCAA/DCMA and Regulatory Compliance Update. Please join us for an opportunity to hear from government contracting industry executives about a range of issues, including the current DCAA/DCMA environment, compliance matters, impact of business systems requirements in today's marketplace and the latest legal updates that pertain to government contractors. We will also analyze recent DCAA audit guidance as well as best practices for engagement and compliance management. Panels…

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Types of Contracts

October 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

A one day in-depth analysis of the new focus and guidelines on the selection, use, and management of contracts by type. Implications on costs, accounting systems, management, and administration of this new emphasis on all contract vehicles will be examined There is a new emphasis on Contract Types in Government Contracting. In acquisition planning, Government agencies have been directed to move away from Cost Type Contracts to Firm Fixed-Price Contracts. This emphasis on Fixed-Price Contracts is designed to control costs…

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HOW – A Hands On Workshop to Help You Develop an Ethics and Compliance Program

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$295

A Hands On Workshop to Help You Develop an Ethics & Compliance Program This workshop is intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the ethical and compliance rules that apply in the federal government marketplace, and help you craft or update your compliance program. Introduction – Why do we care? FAR Requirements Justice Department Guidelines Some Examples The Basics: Code of Business Ethics and Training General GC Subject Areas and Possible Choices Bribes and Gratuities Kickbacks Procurement Integrity Conflicts of…

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Trending Developments in Government Contract Compliance and Cybersecurity

October 30 @ 9:00 am - October 31 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This 1.5 day course examines the intersection of cybersecurity compliance and regulations and federal government contracting. In this course, veteran Government Contracts and cybersecurity attorneys Alexander Major and Franklin Turner will discuss the following topics: Pertinent cybersecurity definitions Threat management Breach response Cybersecurity costs Hacker motivations FAR and DFARS requirements pertaining to information systems The NIST framework Agency-wide efforts to regulate cybersecurity Cloud computing requirements Liability for data breaches

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November 2019

HOW: The Mechanics of Bid Protests – A Hands-On Workshop to help you Decide How, When, and Where to Prosecute (or Defend Against) Protests Successfully

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$295

If your company does business with the federal government, the chances are pretty high that you’ve heard the phrase “bid protest” before. But what exactly is a bid protest, and what must every contractor understand about the process? In this course, veteran government contracts attorneys Franklin Turner and Alexander Major – Co-Leaders of McCarter & English’s Government Contracts & Export Controls Practice Group – will give companies critical insight in order to maximize their chances of success in prosecuting and…

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HOW: A Hands-On Workshop to Help You Develop an Export Controls Compliance Program

November 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$295

This workshop is intended to provide an in-depth understanding of the compliance rules that apply to companies involved in producing and/or exporting goods, services and/or technology that are subject to U.S. export controls, and to help you craft or update your compliance plans. Focus Areas Include • Introduction • Identifying “controlled” exports • Identifying “deemed” exports • U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories • Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) • Commerce Control List (CCL) • DDTC, BIS & OFAC Sanctions programs…

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Masters Academy in Government Contracting

November 18 @ 8:30 am - November 22 @ 4:30 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$1795

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. 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…

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December 2019

Emergency Contracting

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

This course will discuss the relevant laws and regulations that apply to the federal contracting community when procuring activities during contingency operations, defense or recovery from certain attacks, major disaster declarations, or other emergencies. Each emergency is different but having a viable procurement readiness plan and personnel trained in emergency contracting procedures will help to optimize an Agency’s responsiveness during an emergency situation. Drawing on events such as Superstorm Sandy and the Unaccompanied Children crisis of 2014, this course will…

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CAS Cost Impacts

December 4 @ 9:00 am - December 5 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This two day course provides the student with a comprehensive learning experience on what constitutes a cost accounting practice (CAP) change and how to calculate the cost impact of such changes. The student will learn the requirements for preparing cost impact proposals, including General Dollar Magnitude Proposals and Detailed Cost Impact Proposals. The course also includes a focus on how to compute increased/decreased costs by contract, by contract group, and how recent legal decisions have affected calculating increased in decreased…

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HOW – Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) A Hands-On Workshop designed to help you complete your Disclosure Statement

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$295

The Cost Accounting Standards were designed to promote uniform and consistent methods of accounting practices for contractors. We will explain to which contracts and contractors the Standards are applicable, and confer on the current and proposed exemptions to the Standards. We will discuss the requirements of all 19 Standards, the differences in accounting as compared to GAAP and IFRS and methods of structuring your accounting system for compliance. Finally, we will cover the administrative requirements including preparation of the Disclosure…

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How to Read and Interpret Government Contracts

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

Most contract disputes and misunderstandings concern the meaning of the contract. Contract interpretation is not the exclusive domain of the lawyers. Rather, it is an essential skill set for successful contractors and government acquisition professionals – all of whom need to be familiar with these principles in order to spot, avoid, and resolve potential problems over the meaning of the contract and the parties’ obligations, and because they are the ones on the front lines of contract and proposal writing,…

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Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Government Contracting

December 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

This Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) course will provide an in-depth analysis of both OCI theory and OCI practice. The course will begin by analyzing different types of OCIs, regulatory provisions in the FAR and DFARS, and the obligations of both government and contractor as defined by the extensive and evolving case law from the GAO and courts. The next part of the course will be unique- it will provide practical, hands-on guidance to contracting personnel (and counsel who advise…

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January 2020

Appropriations Law of Federal Procurement

January 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This two-day course will explore, explain, and provide hands-on practice in the key issues and principles of fiscal law as it affects federal procurement contracting. This course covers the significance and risks in making fiscal law decisions. It is designed for Government contracting officers and COTRs/CORs, program managers, resource managers, budget officers and legal staffs. Contractors who want to understand the financial issues that their federal counterparts face in contract awards, modifications and administration, and terminations will also find it…

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Commercial and Federal Government Contracting Convergence

January 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This training (2 days) will present key characteristics, similarities, and differences among domestic commercial, international commercial, and federal government contracts to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals working in areas relating to government and commercial contracting, subcontracting, program management, program finance, legal, management, and more. It will provide knowledge and tools for achieving greater success in the conduct of a competitive business involving foreign and domestic customers, partners, and subcontractors. Instructor presentation relating to substantive aspects of commercial and…

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Exploring Other Transactions

January 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$245

Summary Federal contractors and U.S. Government agencies have recently had a renewed interest in using novel forms of agreements to develop new technologies. Other Transaction Authority agreements, in particular, have provided both industry and agency personnel with much needed flexibility to negotiate unique terms that meet the needs of each party. However, the frameworks that apply to Other Transaction Authority agreements are continually evolving and present novel considerations that are not familiar to most contractors and officials. Principles that apply…

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CAS Cost Impacts

January 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This two day course provides the student with a comprehensive learning experience on what constitutes a cost accounting practice (CAP) change and how to calculate the cost impact of such changes. The student will learn the requirements for preparing cost impact proposals, including General Dollar Magnitude Proposals and Detailed Cost Impact Proposals. The course also includes a focus on how to compute increased/decreased costs by contract, by contract group, and how recent legal decisions have affected calculating increased in decreased…

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February 2020

The Trifecta: Price Analysis, Cost Analysis, and Contract Negotiations

February 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$1085

The US Government relies on contractor pricing proposals and cost representations to establish prices and/or reimburse actual costs. In this regard, the burden is on the buyer to demonstrate that prudent business actions have been taken to determine that the prices paid to suppliers are fair and reasonable in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.4, Contract Pricing. In addition, FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles And Procedures, contains cost principles and procedures for the pricing of contracts,…

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Advanced Fundamentals of Government Contracting

February 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This two-day course will review and reinforce some of the topics addressed in the Basics of Government Contracting Course, then delve in depth into additional topics not typically covered in the Basics Course training. When possible, attendees should have some familiarity with U.S. Government procurement practices, either through prior attendance at courses such as the FAR Workshop, the Basics of Government Contracting Course, Subcontracting training, and on-the-job experience. During this training, attendees will have the opportunity to review, analyze, develop…

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Cost Allowability Workshop

February 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Determining allowable costs for contract pricing or reimbursement purposes can be complicated. FAR Part 31 contains cost principles and procedures for the pricing of contracts, subcontracts, and modifications to contracts and subcontracts whenever cost analysis is performed, and the determination, negotiation, or allowance of costs when required by a contract clause. This workshop provides a thorough understanding of the nature and intent of FAR Part 31—Contract Cost Principles And Procedures, Subpart 31.2—Contracts with Commercial Organizations. Coverage includes the basic FAR…

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Advanced Incurred Cost Submission

February 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

The Government’s contract accounting requirements make an already complex field even more complex. This class quickly dives very DEEP into the meat of the Incurred Cost Submission’s requirements. This course opens with an expert guide to preparing the an adequate ICS underlining the requirements and pitfalls through case study and practical examples. Over the course of the class instructors will go over the less known hazards involved in filling out the Incurred Cost Submission. The class will then explore the…

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Contract Closeout

February 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

Contract closeout is a critical, but often forgotten, piece of the Contract process.  This seminar will focus on what contractors need to move the close out process through to completion, efficiently and effectively.  Achieving closeout will ensure final payments are made, audit issues are concluded, past performance evaluations are submitted and any open issues are resolved.  Timely close out efforts result in reduced contract administration and ensure a greater likelihood that contractors still have and can provide all the documentation…

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Contract Cost Accounting Deep Dive

February 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - February 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$1250

Contract Cost accounting issues for government contractors can cause no end of headaches. But you don’t have to struggle through on your own. The expert instructors at PCI have created a high-intensity three-day boot camp to help alleviate your cost accounting-related headaches and transform cost accounting confusion into cost accounting competence! This course, delivered in a highly-interactive instructor-led classroom setting, uses discussion, lectures, and practical exercises to help you understand the ins and outs of cost accounting issues in government…

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March 2020

Organizational Conflicts of Interest in Government Contracting

March 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

This Organizational Conflicts of Interest (OCI) course will provide an in-depth analysis of both OCI theory and OCI practice. The course will begin by analyzing different types of OCIs, regulatory provisions in the FAR and DFARS, and the obligations of both government and contractor as defined by the extensive and evolving case law from the GAO and courts. The next part of the course will be unique- it will provide practical, hands-on guidance to contracting personnel (and counsel who advise…

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Preparing the Incurred Cost Submission

March 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - March 18, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

Doing business with the US Government is always challenging, and the many onerous accounting requirements only make it more difficult. The purpose of this class is to help add clarity to Incurred Cost Submission requirement, which is an annual requirement for any contractor with flexibly-priced contracts. This course will provide government contractors with a step-by-step guide in developing their Incurred Cost Submission to ensure that all allowable costs are properly captured and claimed for reimbursement, while also minimizing audit risk.…

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Types of Contracts

March 24, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

A one day in-depth analysis of the new focus and guidelines on the selection, use, and management of contracts by type. Implications on costs, accounting systems, management, and administration of this new emphasis on all contract vehicles will be examined There is a new emphasis on Contract Types in Government Contracting. In acquisition planning, Government agencies have been directed to move away from Cost Type Contracts to Firm Fixed-Price Contracts. This emphasis on Fixed-Price Contracts is designed to control costs…

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Risk Management

March 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

This fast-paced one-day class will introduce the concept of risk management and present some ways to prevent risks in the government contracting environment. Many of the risk management activities companies are currently performing do not provide them with actionable tasks to address performance, cost and schedule risk. This course will cover risk management best practices in order to deliver projects within specified time frames, budgets, and quality requirements. Agenda Brief Introduction to Risk Management Preliminary Questions to Ponder Concept of Risk…

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Drafting & Negotiating Teaming Agreements

March 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$595

This intensive course provides an overview of teaming agreements, discusses how they differ from typical subcontractor relationships and identifies both legal and policy considerations that underlie the formation and operation of teaming agreements. The course also gives tips on drafting a successful teaming agreement by discussing provisions relating to scope, terminations, defaults, dispute resolution, and protections for proprietary information. This course is designed to arm you with the necessary information to negotiate and draft a custom teaming agreement that advances…

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April 2020

Cost Reimbursement Contracting Workshop

April 13, 2020 @ 9:00 am - April 14, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

One of the biggest challenges of providing goods and services to the Federal Government is the use of cost-reimbursement contracts. A cost-reimbursement contract allows the government to award contracts that involve significant financial and technical risk with flexibility that is not possible under a fixed-price type contract. Under a cost-reimbursement contract, the government takes on the risks rather than the contractor. To help protect the taxpayer, the Government has established complex oversight policies and procedures for awarding, administering and closing…

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Intellectual Property in Government Contracts: Data Rights (& Wrongs)

April 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - April 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$995

The Government’s and contractors’ respective rights in intellectual property (IP) arising from government contracts is very important to both sides. For contractors, IP rights may be critical for the very survival of the company. For Government agencies, IP rights may have a great impact on the cost and time to accomplish an agency’s mission. “Rights in data” is an unusually complex area, but one that is essential to learn. Not the least of the difficulties is that different agencies apply…

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Supply Chain Week: CPSR, Commercial Item Determinations & Price Analysis, Subcontract Management, and Managing Government Property

April 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$1695

Supply Chain Trifecta PCI is pleased to present this 4 day series of courses designed specifically to cover the contractor business systems with compliance criteria that are primarily under the execution responsibility of supply chain professionals.  Each class may be taken on its own or you can sign up for the entire week to save over 35%. To Register for the Trifecta: CPSR, Commercial Item Determinations & Price Analysis, and Subcontract Management click here. Monday: Managing Government Property Tuesday and Wednesday: Contractor Purchasing…

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December 2020

The Trifecta: Price Analysis, Cost Analysis, and Contract Negotiations

December 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Washington, DC – PCI, 1725 I (Eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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$1085

The US Government relies on contractor pricing proposals and cost representations to establish prices and/or reimburse actual costs. In this regard, the burden is on the buyer to demonstrate that prudent business actions have been taken to determine that the prices paid to suppliers are fair and reasonable in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.4, Contract Pricing. In addition, FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles And Procedures, contains…

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