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Who should attend: 
This in-depth course is geared towards experienced procurement practitioners and will also expose less seasoned professionals to the most challenging issues faced in a CPSR. 

What you will learn:
The purpose of this course is to explore the more complex, high-risk and challenging compliance areas the contractor community encounters in Defense Contract Management Agency Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR).

The objective of this course it to provide the attendee with compliance strategies, tactics and tools needed in navigating a DCMA CPSR with special emphasis in public laws and evaluative documentation requirements, while also understanding the real time challenges companies are facing in today’s CPSR environment.

At the conclusion of the presentation materials, the attendees will apply the lessons learned they have learned during the course to several case studies followed by discussions of those case studies. 

Dates and Locations
April 25-26, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
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May 9-10, 2018
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1375
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November 13-14, 2018
DC Metro Area - TBA
Washington, DC
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Part 1: Setting the Stage:
  • Historical and Current CPSR Environment
  • Foundational Requirements and CPSR Standards
  • Policies, Procedures and Practice/File Documentation
  • Common Significant Deficiencies
Part 2: Compliance with Public Laws:
  • Advance Notification of Intent to Subcontract
  • Consent to Subcontract
  • Representations and Certifications
  • Reporting First-Tier Subcontractor Executive Compensation and Awards
  • Debarment
  • Defense Priorities and Allocations System
  • Anti-Lobbying
  • Small Business Subcontracting Plans
  • Truthful Cost or Pricing Data
  • Cost Accounting Standards
  • Reporting Foreign Subcontract Performance
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance
  • Combatting Trafficking in Persons
  • Counterfeit Parts
Part 3: Compliance with High-Risk Regulatory Requirements and CPSR Standards:
  • Purchase Requisitions & Lead Time 
  • Commercial Item Procurements
  • Competition
  • Single or Sole Source Justifications
  • Price Analysis
  • Cost Analysis
  • Negotiations
  • Mandatory Flow Down Clauses
  • Split Awards
  • Internal Review
  • Training
  • Vendor Rating System
  • Procurement Autonomy
  • Management’s Attitude Towards Purchasing
  • Auditable Subcontracts
  • Accuracy of the Universe
Part 4: Preparing for the CPSR 

Part 5: Case Studies

Part 6:  Current CPSR Trends and Hot Topics
Michael Carter
Michael is a Senior Consultant with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. and a member of the firm’s CPSR Compliance Practice. He is an expert in the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) process.

Michael’s areas of expertise include contractor business systems compliance, with an emphasis in DCMA CPSR readiness, execution, and compliance. He is also versed in FAR and DFAR regulations, DCMA processes and procedures pertaining to purchasing system reviews and contract administration, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), proposal analysis and evaluation, cost modeling and estimating, forward pricing rate recommendations (FPRR) and agreements (FPRA), and he is fluent in Spanish. Michael has experience conducting CPSR-related training to DCMA CPSR Group procurement analysts as well as to dozens of Federal contractors.

Professional Experience: As a DCMA CPSR Procurement Analyst, Michael was the “Team lead” for nearly 15 DCMA CPSRs in the last 3 years and served as the procurement analyst in nearly 15 additional reviews during the same time period. Michael was one of the few procurement analysts with experience in reviewing small business concerns and Ability One contractors.  His experience covers a complete spectrum of contractors from A&E service providers to foreign manufacturing firms. During his tenure as a DCMA CPSR Group Procurement Analyst, Michael developed a tool for use by all CPSR Group procurement analysts (for all four CPSR Teams) in performing CPSRs. Also, Michael developed a tool that all DCMA Administrative Contracting Officers (ACO) are currently required to use in their annual surveillance of contractor purchasing systems responsibilities. Michael was personally selected by the DCMA CPSR Director to represent the Phoenix CPSR Team at the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) World Congress (2015). 
Stephen "Chase" Kunk
Stephen “Chase” Kunk is Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.’s Vice President, Contracts and Procurement and a Director. Chase specializes in U.S. Government contract and subcontract negotiations, administration, management and purchasing system compliance. His expertise stems from his legal education, former certification as a National Football League contract advisor to professional athletes, and in-depth experience as a contracts and procurement administration manager for an international contractor serving Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and civilian agency customers. Chase is a frequent lecturer at Federal Publication Seminars and the Public Contracting Institute on a variety of U.S. Government contracts matters.

Chase’s support to Capital Edge Consulting clients is predominantly in the areas of contract and subcontract administration, purchasing system compliance and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) readiness and risk mitigation. His exceptional understanding of the federal procurement regulations, and ability to provide value-add advocacy for client’s during audits and negotiations, has directly resulted in numerous approved business systems and definitization of Government contracts that achieved the client’s profit goals. He also leads all contract and subcontract negotiation and administration for Capital Edge Consulting’s internal business operations. 
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TRAVEL INFORMATION
A venue for the November 13-14, 2018 course has not yet been confirmed. Please check back.
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
7037080808
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800
Website

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications." Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800
Website

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications." Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92122
8585521234
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Room Block Information

For guest room reservations and to receive a rate of $205/night, plus taxes, click here. These reservations MUST be made by April 6, 2018, and are subject to availability. As an additional benefit, we are offering a $5 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

Early Departure Fee
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858.552.1234 x2204 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 6, 2018, and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.
TRAVEL INFORMATION

Room Block Information

For guest room reservations and to receive a rate of $205/night, plus taxes, click here. These reservations MUST be made by April 6, 2018, and are subject to availability. As an additional benefit, we are offering a $5 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

Early Departure Fee
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.

Government Per Diem Rate
Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858.552.1234 x2204 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 6, 2018, and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

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