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A Pocket Guide to Federal Government Contract Debriefings
This session provides an overview of the federal government contract debriefing process. Whether you're thinking about filing a bid protest, worried a protest may be filed against you or just want to learn what went wrong and how to do better next time, this session will answer all your questions. You'll learn valuable tips to help you prepare, do's and don'ts for interacting with the government and how to get the most out of your debriefing-all designed to help you transform the debriefing process into a key tool in your toolkit.
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Business Systems Implementation - Top Considerations and Challenges
ERP implementations can be a daunting task. Organizations make significant investments not only in technology, but also in time and organizational resources associated with an implementation. Exploring and moving forward with a new ERP system may stem from any number of issues, from outdated IT solutions to compliance challenges; and each reason brings its own unique challenges. Whether business drivers or compliance requirements are creating the need for a new system, it is imperative organizations follow a well thought out implementation methodology to maximize their investment. Join us for a one hour webinar where we will discuss the top considerations and challenges associated with business system implementations ahead of our intensive two-day course "Due Diligence of Business Systems Implementation." Presenters are Jack Coviello and Peter Lauria About the presenters: Jack Coviello, CPA, Experienced Manager: With over eight years of experience, Jack assists clients with a broad range of matters including cost accounting and compliance, and specializes in matters related to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and associated agency supplements and the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS). He has worked extensively in indirect cost rate structuring and modeling, measuring cost impacts, and developing and reviewing contractor cost representations. He also works closely with clients to develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures and internal controls relative to the aforementioned compliance matters; more specifically in the accounting, estimating, and purchasing business systems. Peter Lauria, Partner: Peter is a partner in the consulting services group at Baker Tilly where he is responsible for the leadership of the firm's business information systems practice. Peter's focus is on information systems planning, financial system design, software selection and implementation, and technology and business process integration.
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CAS 401 and 402
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 401 and 402 which includes the following subjects of: consistency in estimating, accumulating and reporting costs (401) - as well as- consistency in allocating costs incurred for the same purpose (402). Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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Change Orders and Constructive Changes
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
This is Session 1 of a 14- part series on Construction This program presents a thorough review of the changes process on construction projects using the federal government and private contract clauses, analyzing and discussing express, constructive and cardinal changes. Coverage includes a thorough review of the mechanics of the clauses and a practical review of how express and construction changes arise, recognizing changes, documenting the claim and risk management aspects considered from the owner, general contractor and subcontractor's perspective. The discussion includes the analysis of potential revisions to the private form clauses and subcontract forms to consider in managing the risk of changes during construction.
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Commercial Items
2018 Procurement University Online
FAR Part 12 regulates commercial item acquisition. Selling a commercial item to the Federal Government sounds easy right? Wrong. The Federal Government wants to make sure it is getting a fair and reasonable price and when buying they want to ensure it is a commercially available item. This session will cover what determines something to be a commercial item and how price analysis is conducted effectively.
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Contract Notice Requirements
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
FPSOnline course coverage includes an advanced discussion of the legal and practical aspects including recovery where a formal notice is lacking, potential savings theories such as the lack of prejudice and constructive or actual notice, and the authority of those with whom we deal. Also, the program offers a review of risk management issues involved in notice requirements in the chain of privity from the owner to general contractor to subcontractor.
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Cost Allowability
Procurement University - 2017
Session 6 of 12. So what is an "allowable cost"? FAR Part 31.205 (Selected Costs) discusses this sometimes mis-understood and confusing area. There are 46 sup-parts including advertising costs, bad debts, cost of money, depreciation, manufacturing costs, etc. Learn about these unique costs and whether they are allowable or unallowable.
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CPSR Requirements for Non Procurement Personnel
Despite the fact that auditors focus on the review of procurement files when performing audits of the subcontracting process, it is simply a fact that most of the compliance mistakes happen before procurement professionals are even involved in the process. Since most of the compliance-related decisions are made early in the process by non-procurement professionals such as Business Developers, Engineers, Senior Management, etc., it's imperative that they understand the compliance impacts of those decisions. The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts as they relate to CPSR. The course will begin with an overview of the oversight requirements contained within the CPSR process. Additionally, it will address how sourcing decisions made by non-procurement professionals can negatively impact the results of this review. Topics will include:  The overview of the Subcontracting and Purchasing Process  Roles and Responsibilities of Non-Procurement Professional in Process  Key Processes Influenced by Non-Procurement Professionals: o Non-Disclosure Statements o Establishment of Teaming Agreements o Developing Statements of Work o Source Selection o Socio-Economic Considerations o Obtaining Pricing/Providing Target Pricing o Technical Evaluations o Acquisition of Commercial Items o Conducting Market Research o Establishing Procurement Lead-time o Subcontractor Responsibility o Transactional Level Oversight (Advanced Notification and Consent to Subcontract) Presented by Jeffery White
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FAR Compliance: Obligations for Commercial Item Contractors
This program will also cover the various compliance mechanisms that come into play in government contracting, including the Mandatory Disclosure Rule, suspension and debarment, and the False Claims Act. Whether a contractor holds large or small contracts or operates at the prime or subcontract level, familiarity with how these laws and regulations apply is essential for all commercial item contractors.
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FAR Part 19 - Small Business Programs
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Part 19 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli, instructor of the FAR Workshop for Federal Publications Seminars and author of the Annotated FAR, FAR Desk Reference and DFARs Desk Reference, will discuss the very important small business programs. This Part falls under Subchapter D - Socioeconomic Programs and lays out items such as size standards; Set-Asides; Subcontracting; the 8(a) Program; HUBZONE; SDVOSB, WOSB, Disadvantaged Businesses;the SBA's role in the process.
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FAR Parts 12 and 16 - Commercial Items and Types of Contracts
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Parts 12 and 16 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli, instructor of the FAR Workshop for Federal Publications Seminars and author of the Annotated FAR, FAR Desk Reference and DFARs Desk Reference, will cover the acquisition of commercial items (Part 12) and discuss the use of commercial item as preference by the government. Mr. Tomanelli will also discuss Types of Contracts (Part 16) - Fixed-Price; Cost-Reimbursement; Incentive; Indefinite-Delivery; Time and Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts; and Agreements. Upon completion, you will have a better understanding of the FAR and its impact to both government contractors and government procurement professionals. CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
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Fundamentals of Contract Administration: An Overview
Fundamentals of Contract Administration
Session 1 provides an overview of contract administration including: contract formation; fiscal considerations; responsible individuals and their roles; Best Value Concept; contract clauses, changes and terminations; disputes and litigations; and more.
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Government Contract Accounting and Pricing Foundation
2018 Procurement University Online
This introductory session of the Procurement University series will provide the foundation of the next 9 sessions. We will cover topics including the acquisition life cycle, key stakeholders in contracting as well as the legal and regulatory framework. Discussion of key terms and acronyms will assist you for the duration of the series.
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Introduction to CAS
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This is session 1 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This introductory webinar is the first in a series related to the cost accounting standards (CAS). The presenter will provide an overview of the CAS and discuss the history and the administration of the standards. Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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Pricing Negotiated Contracts - Cost Based
Procurement University - 2017
This session will focus on the pricing issues related to a negotiated contract. We will discuss Table 15.2, DCAA's criteria for a negotiated cost based contract, challenges in subcontract pricing and the DFARs Checklist. Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
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Specifications- Methods of Specifying and Defective Specification Claims
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
Recognizing the method of specification and the associated allocation of risk is the focus of this webinar. The material presented explains the types of specifications as well as the legal and risk management aspects associated with detailed design and performance specification standards prevalent in construction contracts. The webinar includes a review of the notice and claim aspects of the changes clauses as well as associated issues of delay and suspension of the work that may arise from defective specification cases. Presented by James Newland. Series Description- Construction Contracts and Risk Management This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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The Buy American Act - Understanding Its True Meaning
The Buy American Act can be very confusing for many of us. It has a lot of exceptions, waivers and non-applicability. This program will discuss the clause that is found in many government contracts. We will discuss the two part test and DoD's partial waivers on certain items. Learn about applying country of origin and impact of trade agreements on applicability.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Australia
Join Clayton Utz of Australia and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Australia or for the Australian government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Canada
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Borden Ladner Gervais LLP of Canada and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work for Canadian public sector customers, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Israel
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Israeli Law firm Shibolet & Co. and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Israel and with the Israeli government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in Singapore
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Rajah & Tann of Singapore and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Singapore or for the Singapore government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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The US Contractor's Guide to Doing Business in United Arab Emirates
A U.S. Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Globally
Join Afridi & Angell of the UAE and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in the UAE or for the UAE government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas.
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Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors
Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors - webinar. This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues that contractors should know about the TAA, including:  The applicability of the TAA, including the interplay between the TAA and other restrictions on foreign purchases, including the Buy American Act (BAA).  The standards for determining country of origin under the TAA and BAA, including the differing country of origin standards applied to products and services.  Analysis of recent trends and notable Customs decisions regarding "substantial transformation" of different types of products, including software and other IT products. And much more.
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U.S. Sanctions Against Russia - Where Things Stand
May 31, 2018 - 11am-noon EDT - The United States has imposed a broad range of sanctions targeting Russia, based on factors such as the annexation of Crimea, Russia's incursion into eastern Ukraine, human rights abuses in Russia, and Russia's suspected involvement in cyber intrusions and other active measures related to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. This webinar summarizes the recent intensification of sanctions against Russia and assesses their impact on both U.S. and non-U.S. parties. The webinar also summarizes how the recent measures fit into the overall framework of sanctions against Russia and provides a summary of the Russia sanctions program overall. Tune in for a timely take on a topic that lies at the heart of the geopolitical tensions between the United States and Russia. Presented by Anthony Rapa
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Wage & Hour Compliance in Construction Davis-Bacon, CWHSSA and the FLSA
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
Taught by a former Acting Administrator of the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division, this course provides practical guidance on the application of the Davis Bacon Act, the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act to construction projects funded by the USG. Course coverage includes a review of compliance techniques and practices for general contractors and subcontractors.
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What's Trending in Government Contractor Transactions
Transactions involving government contractors are on the rise. Several macro trends, including an intensified focus on defense spending, evolving regulations, cybersecurity threats, and foreign investment concerns, are driving activity in this space as well as complexity around structure and negotiated terms. These influences implicate a host of unique legal issues for suppliers of the federal government. This panel will touch on several of these and others, including distinctions between public and private transactions, changing regulatory requirements, novations, small business concerns, and recent developments at CFIUS.