A concentrated 2-day program for contract managers, marketing personnel, contract administrators, contracting officers, and other Government and industry representatives in the procurement process.
The law is a dynamic force, always in the process of "becoming". Here is a primer if you are new to the field, and a review of the state-of-the-law if you are an experienced professional.
While the final result of most Government contracts is a product or a completed service, the focus of this specially developed program is not an end, but a means: The procurement process itself and further, the laws at the foundation of the system.
Perhaps nowhere is the law a more pervasive part of business activities than in the area of Government contracting. And it is a critical, necessary part. Assuring to the greatest extent possible that every element of the often complex procurement process is equitably and effectively managed, and that those involved in the process have solid, clear rules, rights and remedies to guide and protect them from beginning to end.
This course presents selected key aspects of government contracting, with an emphasis on topics that are unique to government contracting, or that vary from commercial contracting. This course is appropriate for government and contractor program and project personnel; operational personnel whose duties involve, or are supported by, contractor support; and legal counsel – especially those entering this area of practice, or whose clients are new to government contracting.
Although appropriate for those who are new to government contracting, the course will also serve as an effective investment of time for more experienced personnel who seek an update on the fluid field of government procurement.
Dates and Locations
August 14-15, 2017
American Management Association
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Government Contract Law Course Curriculum
1. Contract Authority
a. Government Contract Authority
b. Actual, Implied, and Apparent Authority
c. Unauthorized Commitments and Ratification
2. Federal Fiscal Considerations
a. The Purpose of Appropriations
b. The Time Laws and the Funding of Contract Modifications
c. The “Antideficiency Act”
3. Competition Rules
a. Full and Open Competition
b. Other Than Full and Open Competition
c. “Set Asides” for Small Businesses
4. Procurement Methods
a. Sealed Bidding
b. Negotiated Procurement
c. Simplified Acquisition and “Commercial Items”
5. Contract Payment Procedures
a. Firm Fixed Price Contracts
b. Cost Reimbursement Contracting
c. Contract Financing and Prompt Payment
6. Socioeconomic Policies
a. Service Contract Act
b. Davis Bacon Act
c. Buy America Act
a. Formal Changes
b. “Constructive Changes”
c. Government and Contractor Delays
8. Government Inspection and Acceptance, and Remedies for Noncompliance
c. Remedies for Defective Tender
9. Terminations for Convenience
b. Contractor Entitlement
10. Terminations for Default
a. Bases under Contract Terms
b. Basis in Common Law
c. Contractor Defenses
MEET YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
SEE INDIVIDUAL COURSES FOR AVAILABLE CREDITS
Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
NCMA: CONTRACT MANAGER CERTIFICATION
All Federal Publications Seminars courses meet the course requirements of the National Contract Management Association’s certification programs. We are a proud Education Partner of the NCMA.
CPE: CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
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
This Program is eligible for: 13 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
CLP: CONTINUOUS LEARNING POINTS
APPROVED FOR CLP BY
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.
This Program is eligible for: 11 (CLP) hours of credit
CLE: CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
States have widely varying regulations regarding MCLE credit. LegalEdcenter is an approved provider in AL, AK, AR, CA, GA, IL, ME, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, and WV. Credit may be applied for in other jurisdictions on request and in accordance with state MCLE rules.
** 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.
This Program is eligible for:
13 (60 minutes), 11 (50 minutes)
American Management Association
2345 Crystal Drive, Second Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon cookie break. Breakfast and lunch are on your own.
METRO RAIL LINE:
Yellow & Blue Line – METRO Stop – Crystal City
From the METRO - AMA is 2 blocks east and 4 blocks south on Crystal Drive
There is not a room block for this location, however the AMA offers special hotel rates. Please visit http://www.amaconferencecenter.org/washington-hotels.htm
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
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.
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.
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.
Masters-level programs designed for professionals with 5+ years' experience. Courses cover in-depth and technical analysis on specific subjects and updates on current issues.