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Annual Public Contracting Update Symposium – Featuring DCAA, DCMA, and Industry Speakers

November 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - November 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm

Free – $75.00


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November 7-8; 10:00am-3:30pm ET
Live Virtual Panel Sessions

Receive the latest compliance updates on Accounting, GovCon Law, Cost & Pricing, Cybersecurity, Incurred Cost Proposals, Purchasing, and More!

The Public Contracting Institute (PCI) is pleased to invite you to the annual public contracting update.

Please join us for an opportunity to hear from government and industry executives about a range of issues; including the impact of inflation on cost and pricing, updates to the incurred cost proposal environment, a discussion on purchasing systems, and DCAA’s best practices on estimating.

We will also discuss the impact of business systems requirements in today’s marketplace and the latest legal updates that pertain to government contractors. We’ll wrap up the program with a discussion of CMMC 2.0.

Day One: November 7, 2023

Session 1: Legal Update

10:00-11:30am ET

Each year, the boards, the court of federal claims, and the GAO decide hundreds of cases impacting government contractors. Each case provides additional insight into the law surrounding government contracting. Some cases are a watershed moment that significantly change government contracts law. During this first 90-minute session, the panel will dive into some the most impactful decisions and bid protest cases we’ve seen in the past year. We’ll explain what was at issue, how the case was resolved, and what contractors need to do in light of these new developments. We will close out the session with a discussion of where we see the law evolving into the future.

Session 2: Cost & Pricing Developments and Dealing with Inflation

12:00-1:30pm ET

While cost and pricing in the federal contracting marketplace is already unique and challenging, today’s pricing environment is in turmoil due to:

  • Oversight officials requiring information beyond just certified cost/pricing data for commercial items and services;
  • New expectations for pricing realistic escalation factors in proposals and negotiations; and
  • The use of economic price adjustment (EPA) clauses and requests for equitable adjustment to consider the impact of inflation, causing concerns for the DIB and the government in regards to the ability of contractors to continue to provide goods and services at the fixed prices negotiated years ago.

Our panelists will cover these topics and other relevant cost and pricing issues. In addition, the team will answer attendees’ questions associated with negotiating contract prices.

Session 3: Incurred Cost Proposals – Hot Topics and Recent Developments

2:00-3:30pm ET

Please join our team of government contracting advisors and government representatives for a discussion of:

  • The recent DCAA areas of focus for questioned costs
  • The potential changes to the ICP schedules
  • Filing extensions
  • The use of DCAA’s contractor submission portal

Day Two: November 8, 2023

Session 4: Purchasing Reviews

10:00-11:30am ET

Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) remain an integral part of oversight of contractors by the Government. This panel will discuss the following:

  • The importance of addressing the requirements of the DCMA CPSR guidebook in your purchasing system
  • The recent government changes related to commercial item determinations
  • Cost/price documenting expectations
  • How to navigate and prepare for a CPSR
  • The recent CPSR trends and findings

Session 5: Estimating, Accounting with DCAA Representative

12:00-1:30pm ET

The DCAA is responsible for the oversight of three of the six business systems spelled out in the DFARS. Since the DCAA has modernized itself on incurred cost audits, the agency hasbeen applying their available resources to complete other initiatives such as business system reviews. Our panelists will discuss the role of the DCMA and DCAA in these reviews, updates to the related audit programs, and will provide insight into what issues contractors are commonly facing and the steps they take to ensure a successful outcome.

Session 6: Everything Cybersecurity: CMMC 2.0, NIST800-171, Cyber Assessment, and More

2:00-3:30pm ET

Cybersecurity is a critical element in the protection of our national security. DoD contractors have been subject to clauses such as DFARS 242.204-7012 for many years and the ominous CMMC 2.0 guidance is currently being drafted by the government. In addition, there is new guidance currently being released that will provide new cyber requirements for FAR based contracts. Our panel consisting of cyber professionals will discuss the following topics:

  • CMMC 2.0 and NIST 800-171
  • DoD cybersecurity assessment framework
  • Controlled unclassified information
  • Incident handling
  • Cybersecurity best practices


This Program is sponsored by the Public Contracting Institute, FORVIS, and UNANET.



November 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am
November 8, 2023 @ 3:30 pm
Free – $75.00
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John Plinke


Delivery Method
Live Virtual Training