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June 2019

When the Government Must “Buy American”: Understanding the Buy American Act, the Trade Agreements Act, and Related Policy Developments

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Since taking office, President Donald J. Trump has continued to tout his “Buy American” agenda. For example, in April 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13788, which set forth a policy and action plan intended to “support the American manufacturing and defense industrial bases” by “maximiz” the Federal Government’s procurement of “goods, products, and materials produced in the United States,” and mandated strict compliance with so-called “Buy American Laws.” In January 2019, President Trump issued a new Executive Order extending…

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Supply Chain Symposium 2019: Latest Developments in Supply Chain Pricing and Cost Issues

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Topics for the Supply Chain Symposium 2019: Lastest Developments in Supply Chain Pricing and Cost Issues will include: Attendees will learn the cost principles that most directly affect the supply chain, including the material cost principle at FAR 31.205-26; Attendees will learn about the DFARS business systems rule and its application to the supply chain; Attendees will develop a greater understanding of how to navigate pricing issues relating to the supply chain, including TINA compliance; Attendees will learn about developing issues…

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May the Clause Be with You℠: FAR 52.204-21 (Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems)

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:25 am

  Clauses set forth in FAR PART 52, without doubt, establish a critical foundation in every Federal Government Contract. You might even say they’re the “Force” that binds a contract together! Thus, mastering when, how, and even if certain clauses should be referenced or used is a goal all should try to achieve. But due to the intimidation caused by the complexity of these clauses (especially for the beginner), that goal is often seen as impossibly out-of-reach. PCI and their…

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0-60: Top 10 FAR Clauses

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PCI is bringing you up to speed fast! Join us for the 0-60: Top Ten Virtual Class series.  Each month, PCI will explore a different topic - giving you the 10 most important facets of the topic.  Each session in the series will trim down the topic to ten facets that are important to remember - and will explain how to approach them.  Join us! Topics and Dates 1/17 - Top 10 Teaming Agreement Tips 2/21 - Top 10 Challenges in Pricing your…

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What Contractors Need to Know About Combating-Trafficking Compliance

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Summary The Federal Government requires every Federal contract, grant, and cooperative agreement to include an obligation that the recipient of the Federal funds comply with its policy to combat human trafficking. A failure to comply with the policy may result in negative consequences, including criminal and civil liability, suspension or debarment, termination of the agreement, and a negative past performance rating. This program is designed to help attendees understand the obligations that the Government’s clauses (FAR 52.222-50, “Combating Trafficking in…

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