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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CAS 404 and 409 - Unallowable Costs and Depreciation of Tangible Capital
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This is session 4 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This webinar will cover CAS 404 and 409 This webinar will cover CAS 404 and 409 which includes the following subjects of: capitalization of tangible assets (404) and depreciation of tangible capital (409). 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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CAS 406, 407, 408
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 406, 407 and 408 which includes these subjects: cost accounting period (406); use of standard costs for direct material and direct labor (407); and accounting for costs of compensated personal absence (408).
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CAS 410 - Allocation of Expenses to Final Cost Objectives
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 410 which includes allocation of business unit general and administrative expenses to final cost objectives (410). 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.
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Commercial Item Determination and Acquisition Requirements and Process
The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight in to the Government's expectations regarding the documentation of commercial items, the associated market research, and other related compliance requirements from a CPSR compliance standpoint. Production date August 28, 2018.
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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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DCAA and the Disappearing Incurred Cost Backlog
In its 2017 report to Congress, DCAA stated that it is "back on track to eliminate its (incurred cost) backlog by September 30, 2018". Although some doubt the validity of DCAA's self-declared success, the real question, what is the impact on contractors; good, bad or both? This webinar will discuss the implications including the mutual benefits of more current audits, but also the hidden risks to government contractors audited or potentially audited by DCAA.  Brief description of the regulation which requires contractor incurred cost proposals  Events that caused DCAA to all-but stop auditing incurred cost proposals; hence, the backlog  DCAA actions to reduce the backlog, notably no longer auditing "low risk" auditors  DCAA's historical and current count of proposals awaiting audit and the changing definition of an acceptable inventory  Types of audits which have been deferred pending DCAA's elimination of the backlog  DCAA's future audit priorities and how more current audits exposes contractors to more risks (accounting systems in particular)  "Connecting the dots" or knowing how DCAA expands incurred cost issues (if current) into other compliance issues This webinar is sponsored by JAMIS.
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Disaster Recovery Funds - Management and Compliance
In the wake of recent natural disasters, the US government has supported various emergency management efforts through contracts and grants for goods and services necessary to stabilize the emergencies. Contract awardees and grant recipients are then tasked with managing the various compliance and administrative requirements while performing under the contracts / grants. Join us as we discuss the various responsibilities of prime and subcontract awardees, common challenges and ways to avoid noncompliance.
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E-Verify - Form I-9's Companion
Employment Eligibility Verification
E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
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FAR - Overview, Systems and Definitions
Foundations of the FAR
Steven Tomanelli, the foremost instructor in the field, will give an overview of the series, discuss the Federal Acquisition Regulation system, and introduce you to the relevant definitions frequently found throughout the FAR. Mr. Tomanelli is renowned for his ability to explain even the most complex topics in a way that is easy to understand. As the only acquisition instructor in the country who edits the FAR and the comprehensive Annotated FAR, he is uniquely qualified to present the most recent changes and relevant case law decisions.
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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 22 - Application of Labor Laws
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws to Government Contracting Acquisitions. Christopher Mayer of McCarter & English will discuss how these laws work into the contracts including EEO; SCA; human trafficking and basic labor policies.
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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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FAR Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies and Procedures
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Part 44 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati and Chris Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend will discuss contract terminations as it is laid out in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
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FAR Part 52 - Solicitation, Provisions, Contract Clauses
Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 22 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This 60-minute session covers Part 52 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Part 52 - Scope This part- (a) Gives instructions for using provisions and clauses in solicitations and/or contracts; (b) Sets forth the solicitation provisions and contract clauses prescribed by this regulation; and (c) Presents a matrix listing the FAR provisions and clauses applicable to each principal contract type and/or purpose (e.g., fixed-price supply, cost-reimbursement research and development).
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FAR Parts 43 and 45 - Modifications, Government Property
Foundations of the FAR
Steven Tomanelli will cover Contract Modifications as well as Government Furnished Property.
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Federal Contractors - Many Have to Enroll in E-Verify
Employment Eligibility Verification
As of September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use E-Verify for all new hires and existing employees working on federal contracts if their contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. E-Verify is a fast, free and easy to use Internet-based system that allows employers to verify the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. In this session we'll cover what contracts are affected by the FAR E-Verify clause and just what is this clause? When do you have to enroll and when do you have to start creating cases in E-Verify for your new hires? When do you create cases for those existing employees performing direct work on the federal contract? Whether you are seeking a federal contract, have recently been awarded a contract or have one now.... you'll want to attend this information filled session. Series Description: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will conduct a three- part webinar series that surrounds employment eligibility verification. Everything starts with the Form I-9, which will be the first session. E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion, will be the 2nd webinar which is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. The final session will dive deeper into E-Verify for those federal contractors that have been awarded a federal contract that contains the FAR E-Verify clause.
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Form I-9: Mistakes Big or Small - Avoid them All!
Employment Eligibility Verification
In this webinar, David Basham will cover a host of in-depth areas that will include; do you have to insert `N/A' in various blocks?, the differences in the fillable version versus the paper copy; how to and who can make corrections during a self-audit; how the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division can assist you with how to avoid work-related discrimination, in regards to the Form I-9 and E-Verify, and other `in the weeds' areas that will have even the most seasoned I-9 professionals saying, "I didn't know that"!
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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
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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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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Peer Reviews- Procurement Organization
As procurement organizations mature in terms of their CPSR compliance models, one of the options to consider is the application of a peer review process. Peer reviews are often seen as an administrative task that often times do not add much strategic value to the procurement compliance process. However, there are many models, tools, and techniques that can be utilized by organizations in order to ensure that their peer review processes are indeed value added. The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight into several industry-standard peer review techniques, tools, and processes that can assist procurement organizations regarding their compliance with CPSR requirements.
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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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Subcontract Price Analysis
This webinar will provide an overview of the hands-on strategies and techniques for conducting an effective price analysis regardless of subcontractors' proposals. The session addresses each of the FAR techniques for price analyses. We will examine the process of performing a price analysis as well as the importance of drafting a good Request for Proposal that will allow the prime contractor the opportunity to collect the details required in order to perform an effective price analysis. It will discuss the 7 price analysis techniques with FAR Part 15.404 and will explain how each can be used in a practical manner. Topics will include:  What is a Price Analysis?  Overview of the 7 Price Analysis Techniques  Supporting Documentation Requirements for Price Analyses  The Relationship Between an Effective Price Analysis and the RFP/RFQ
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Taking The Mystery Out of Rights in Technical Data
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
The "data rights" clauses in the FAR and DFARS are some of the longest and least understood contract provisions. But if one steps back from the length of the data rights clauses and instead views them with some very simple, common-sense concepts in mind, the clauses become surprisingly easy to understand and to apply. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will explain the basic principles of rights in technical data and clarify the common misunderstandings about who owns the rights in the data, whether the data rights clauses require delivery, when development occurs, what is private expense, who gets rights in government-funded modifications, how to alert the government to your rights and to correctly mark your data, and how to keep your engineers from inadvertently giving up your data rights. IP Series Description- coming soon
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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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Top Compliance Risks of Unqualified Labor in Contract Performance
The majority of service contracts will break-up by labor categories (LCATs) that include minimum educational requirements and/or experience qualifications for employees. This is certainly the case on GSA Schedule contracts, T4NG and many others. By not providing qualified personnel under these LCATs (regardless of contract type) the contractor may been seen as overbilling, which can carry with it significant liabilities. For example, unqualified labor being sold to the government can implicate the civil False Claims Act, which also triggers disclosure requirement under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (FAR 52.203=13). Recent cases highlight the significance of enforcement on this issue and also highlight the lack of compliance among government contractors. Compounding the issue, is that this is an area that various Offices of the Inspector General have been focusing on in recent audits of GSA Schedule and other contracting vehicles. This webinar will focus on the importance of providing qualified labor and labor mapping for government contracts, as well as the multitude of compliance pitfalls that occur that may expose prime and subcontractors to tremendous liabilities. In particular, this webinar will discuss:  Qualified Labor Determination (Rule Sets) (Who is responsible)?  Unqualified Labor: Mandatory Disclosure & False Claims Act Liability?  Best Practices for GOVCON Organizations for Labor Qualifications  Typical Compliance Pitfall Scenarios Presented by Scott Davidson of The GCO Consulting Group and Dismas Locaria of Venable LLP
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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.