Contract management is the process of managing contract creation, execution and analysis to maximize operational and financial performance at an organization, all while reducing financial risk. FPSOnline courses are designed to provide professionals who are newly assigned to government contracting a detailed overview of the entire federal procurement process, emphasizing the practical, the keys to success in today's contract world.
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Basics of Government Contract Accounting
Discover the role of accounting in government contracts. Understand the key cost accounting standards requirements and regulations. Determine the requirements to business and accounting systems.
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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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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 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 Part 39 - Acquisition of Information Technology
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Part 39 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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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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Government Contract Accounting and Pricing Foundation
Procurement University - 2017
This introductory session will provide the foundation of the next 11 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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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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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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Truthful Cost or Pricing Data
2018 Procurement University Online
A negotiated contract (or procurement) allows the government to select a contractor on criteria other than solely a formal price competition. The FAR provides guidance for conducting these types of procurements. Only certain contract types can be used such as fixed price, incentive or cost-reimbursement. In this FPSOnline webinar session, learn how these types of contracts can be both a challenge and an opportunity for contractors. 90 Minutes.
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Understanding the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data's Application to Subcontractors
The intent of our session is to discuss the actual applications of the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data requirement as it relates to suppliers and subcontractors. In doing so, we will discuss the following: When does Truthful Cost or Pricing Data apply?  What are the exceptions?  What are the responsibilities of by Government, the prime contractor, and the subcontractor as they relate to this requirement?  What are some of the pitfalls associated with the requirement?
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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.