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Who should attend:

Government Contractors, Contract Administrators, Procurement/Acquisition professionals, Finance, Accounting and Cost Professionals, Proposal Specialists and anyone with a desire to learn.

Prerequisite:

Should have at least six months of contract experience, have taken the FAR Workshop or another basic FAR course before this course.

What you will learn:

The Advanced FAR Workshop provides an in-depth analysis of the most important parts of the FAR.

In this two-day class, we will focus on those FAR Parts that tend to generate the most issues and questions, specifically:

    • The classification of workers

    • Intellectual Property

    • Small Business Contracting

    • The Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act

    • Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Organizational Conflicts of Interest

    • GSA Contracting

    • Subcontracting Issues, Flowdowns and Purchasing System Reviews

    • Novation Agreements

    • Terminations of Contracts

Students will gain a practical understanding of these areas so they can comply with the complex requirements of these FAR Parts and avoid pitfalls by anticipating and resolving potential problems. We will start with an analysis and explanation of the FAR Parts listed above and follow with a review of key sections of the corresponding clauses. This coverage will be augmented by case studies and a review of actual contract documents that we will use as the foundation for further class discussions. The objectives of this class are to ensure that students develop a comprehensive knowledge of what the rules are, what they mean, why they were issued and how they can be applied to maximum advantage.

In addition, we will cover the most important, and sometimes controversial, FAR changes and explain their likely impacts on your participation in the federal contracting process.

Materials include:

    • 2 Volume Annotated Federal Acquisition Regulation Deskbook

    • Course Manual

    • Handouts

Dates and Locations
February 26-27, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
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March 8-9, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
$1375
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April 19-20, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
REGISTER
May 10-11, 2018
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1375
REGISTER
June 19-20, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
REGISTER
July 26-27, 2018
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1375
REGISTER
August 20-21, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki
Honolulu, HI
$1275
REGISTER
September 20-21, 2018
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
$1375
REGISTER
October 30-31, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
REGISTER
November 8-9, 2018
The Westin San Diego
San Diego, CA
$1275
REGISTER
December 13-14, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
REGISTER
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Other Locations
ADVANCED FAR WORKSHOP AGENDA
 
Day 1
Morning
9:00am -12:00pm
- Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Organizational Conflicts of Interest
- GSA Contracting

Lunch
12:00 – 1:00pm
 
Afternoon                                                                    
1:00 – 4:00pm
- Small Business Contracting
- The Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act
 
Day 2
Morning
9:00am -12:00pm
- Intellectual Property
- Subcontracting Issues, Flowdowns and Purchasing System Reviews
 
Lunch
12:00 – 1:00pm
 
Afternoon
1:00 – 4:00pm
- Novation Agreements
- Terminations of Contracts

Steven N. Tomanelli, J.D., LL.M.

Mr. Steven N. Tomanelli is the owner of  Steven N. Tomanelli & Associates and is an attorney specializing in federal procurement law in the Washington DC area. Mr. Tomanelli provides legal services, training and consulting services in all aspects of federal procurement law and federal appropriations law, including:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Contract Compliance
  • Subcontracting
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Bid Protests
  • Performance Based Contracting
  • Source Selection Support
  • Commercial Item Contracting
  • Terminations
  • COTR Training

Mr. Tomanelli is a retired Air Force Judge Advocate and has held numerous high-level procurement law positions, including Chief of Acquisition and Fiscal Law for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Senior DoD Counsel for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).  He has provided consulting services and legal advice in support of highly classified major system acquisitions and has a current TS/SCI security clearance.  Mr. Tomanelli was a Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, for three years where he provided instruction in a wide variety of procurement and fiscal law topics. In 2001, he was selected as “The Outstanding Career Judge Advocate of the Air Force.”

Mr. Tomanelli has authored over forty course books and written numerous articles for national publications on federal procurement and fiscal law.  Mr. Tomanelli has authored a comprehensive textbook titled, A Practical Guide to Federal Appropriations Law (MCI, 2003); is the Lead Editor of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Annotated FAR for West Publishing Company (Thomson Reuters); and serves on the Advisory Board of the Government Contractor (Thomson Reuters Publishing).
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Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.
CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Advanced
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
CLP: CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS
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DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY
Defense Acquisition Workforce members must acquire 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLP) every two years from the date of entry into the acquisition workforce for as long as the member remains in an acquisition position per DoD Instruction 5000.66. We will provide you with documentation of points awarded for completing the event.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
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** Please note that because some states are changing their policy on CLE reporting, you will need to fill out the request for credit from Federal Publications Seminars within 10 business days, or we may not be able to issue credits for the program.
CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes),
Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
8662775944
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for Las Vegas Government Contracts Week. For reservations, click https://aws.passkey.com/go/SCFPS8. Rate is $172/night plus taxes.  

For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations: you may call the Reservation Center at 1-866-227-5944 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, be aware that a processing fee of $15.00 + tax per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the above link. Reference group code SCFPS8 when you call to make the reservation. 

Reservations must be made by Friday, August 17, 2018.  After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for Las Vegas Government Contracts Week. For reservations, click https://aws.passkey.com/go/SCFPS8. Rate is $172/night plus taxes.  

For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations: you may call the Reservation Center at 1-866-227-5944 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, be aware that a processing fee of $15.00 + tax per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the above link. Reference group code SCFPS8 when you call to make the reservation. 

Reservations must be made by Friday, August 17, 2018.  After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki
1956 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI 96815
8089513123
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is no room block for this location.
For the sleeping room arrangement, please call the house reservation line at 808-951-3162, and mention the “ LCP “ rate for FPS function” which offers a 15% off of the best available rate.

Food & Beverage
Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon cookie break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own.

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
4073521100
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Room Block Information

There is a room block for this location. Guests can call 800.327.0363 and reference reservation code “Orlando Government Contracts Week – OR – Federal Publications Seminars.”  The rate is $169/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy.  Reservations must be made by February 3, 2018

 

There is an additional daily resort charge of $11.95 per room, per night, to cover the following: self parking (valued at $18/day); wireless internet access (valued at $14.95/day); local and 800# phone calls (valued at $1 per call); scheduled theme park shuttle service to Sea World, Aquatica and Universal theme parks (valued at $25/person); 1 appetizer with purchase of any entrée in Laguna or The Crazy Squirrel Lounge per stay (valued at $11); 24-hour fitness center access; and 2 waters from The Market per stay.
TRAVEL INFORMATION

Room Block Information

There is a room block for this location. Guests can call 800.327.0363 and reference reservation code “Orlando Government Contracts Week – OR – Federal Publications Seminars.”  The rate is $169/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy.  Reservations must be made by February 3, 2018

 

There is an additional daily resort charge of $11.95 per room, per night, to cover the following: self parking (valued at $18/day); wireless internet access (valued at $14.95/day); local and 800# phone calls (valued at $1 per call); scheduled theme park shuttle service to Sea World, Aquatica and Universal theme parks (valued at $25/person); 1 appetizer with purchase of any entrée in Laguna or The Crazy Squirrel Lounge per stay (valued at $11); 24-hour fitness center access; and 2 waters from The Market per stay.
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 guests 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 guests 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
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Room Block Information

For guest room reservations and to receive a rate of $205/night, plus taxes, click here.  In the drop-down menu, select ‘Attendee’.  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 note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. To make a reservation, click here to obtain this special rate of $167/night plus tax. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Govt Block’.  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.  In the drop-down menu, select ‘Attendee’.  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 note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. To make a reservation, 
click here to obtain this special rate of $167/night plus tax. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Govt Block’.  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.

The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
8886278551
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
Room Block Information
There is a room block for this location. The rate is $250/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). 
Click here to make reservations. This rate is subject to availability. Reservations MUST be made by June 22, 2018.

Food and Beverage
Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages will be served.
RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM

Government Per Diem rates will be posted shortly, when rates become available.

These rooms are limited to ONE ATTENDEE PER QUALIFYING COMPANY, and you will be required to present a valid government ID upon check-in to confirm use of government rate. 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Room Block Information
There is a room block for this location. The rate is $250/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). 
Click here to make reservations. This rate is subject to availability. Reservations MUST be made by June 22, 2018.

Guest Rooms at the Government Per Diem:
Government Per Diem rates will be posted shortly, when rates become available.

These rooms are limited to ONE ATTENDEE PER QUALIFYING COMPANY, and you will be required to present a valid government ID upon check-in to confirm use of government rate. 

Food and Beverage
Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages will be served.

The Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
6192394500
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is no room block for this location.
100
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
200
Specific topics or issues within a topic area are covered. Students should be familiar with terms of art and general concepts concerning the course topic.
300
Workshops and class discussions cover specific subject matter in-depth, and participation is strongly encouraged. Attendees should have at least 2-3 years' experience in the area of study.
400
Courses build upon students' knowledge and experience, and cover complex issues within the subject matter. Should have 4-5 years' mastery of subject for in-depth analysis.
500
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August 20-21, 2018 Honolulu, HI
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