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Who should attend:

This special four day course is designed for customers with intermediate knowledge of terms, regulations and the federal acquisition process. If you have a few years to 15 years of experience, this course is for you.

It is recommended you take the Basics of Government Contracting course before taking this more hands-on workshop.

What you will learn:

Certain fields require highly specialized training. One of these is Government contracts - the practices in which are far different from those applied in standard commercial settings. Recognizing this, a unique program was developed. The Concentrated Course In Government Contracts, it was first presented in 1965.

The Concentrated Course has continued to serve the contracting community - thousands of its members have attended its sessions. So it is with pride that we are pleased to again present this unusual educational offering.

A review of the course features and content will give you some indication of the intensity and quality of the sessions. Note that the course blankets the spectrum of practical topics; that it is intended for all those seriously concerned with Government contracting (administrative, executive and legal personnel); and that its "alpha to omega" approach is designed to benefit both the relative beginner and the seasoned professional.

As is customary with Government contract programs presented by Federal Publications, the course requires singular concentration by the attendees. Indeed to be frank, you should consider attending only if you are prepared to accept a demanding learning schedule. If you decide to join us, we are confident that the experience will be professionally beneficial.

Dates and Locations
May 8-11, 2017
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
San Diego, CA, California
$1750
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July 17-20, 2017
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1750
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December 4-7, 2017
NeoSystems Corp.
McLean, VA
$1700
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC Weeklong Conferences
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for Las Vegas & Washington DC

Course Curriculum

MONDAY

MORNING: CONTRACTING TECHNIQUES
Authority, acquisition planning, contract types, competition, sealed bidding. Practical Exercise.

AFTERNOON: SOURCE SELECTION ISSUES
Competitive procurements under FAR Part 15, procedures, issues and problems. Practical Exercise.

TUESDAY

MORNING: SPECIAL ACQUISITION TOPICS
Simplified acquisition, commercial items and socio-economic policies. Practical Exercise.

AFTERNOON: BID PROTESTS
Contractor protests at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). GAO Protest Hearing Simulation.

WEDNESDAY

MORNING: CHANGES AND CHANGE RELATED ISSUES
Rights and obligations arising from changes in contract work; the changes clause; “constructive changes”; contract interpretation; delays; “cardinal” changes; differing site conditions. Practical Exercise.

AFTERNOON: INSPECTION AND ACCEPTANCE
Analysis and interpretation of inspection and acceptance clauses; testing; acceptance and rejection; ways to overcome acceptance; increases in extent of inspection/testing and in standards of performance. Practical Exercise.

THURSDAY

MORNING: EQUITABLE ADJUSTMENTS AND COST RECOVERY
Methods of determining equitable adjustments; allowable and unallowable cost elements; overhead; profit; problems and techniques of proof; cost recovery under cost reimbursement contracts. Practical Exercise.

AFTERNOON: CLAIMS AND DISPUTES
Preparation of claims; certification and recovery of interest; contracting officer’s “final decisions”; appeals to agency Boards of Contract Appeals (BCA) and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). Practical Exercise.

Jonathan H. Kosarin

Jonathan H. Kosarinis Associate Counsel at the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office in Washington, DC.

He was Assistant General Counsel at the National Reconnaissance Office and has over 30 years experience in Acquisition and Government Contracting. Mr. Kosarin also served as Deputy Counsel, US Navy Special Projects Division; Associate Counsel, Naval Supply Systems Command; Associate General Counsel and Director of Procurement Law, Federal Home Loan Bank Board; European Trial Attorney and Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Army Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, and; Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Contract Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, VA and as Deputy General Counsel, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office.

He is an Adjunct Instructor of Procurement and Contracting at the University of Virginia and also teaches at the National Criminal Justice Command College.

Education

Mr. Kosarin received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University; a Juris Doctor degree, from Brooklyn Law School; and a Master of Laws degree in Government Procurement Law, from the George Washington National Law Center.

MEET YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
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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.
CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 26.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
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.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 22.0 (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.
CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 22.0 (60 minutes), 26.0 (50 minutes)
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA, California 92122
8884211448
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

For guest room reservations and to receive a rate of $199/night, plus taxes, click here. These reservations MUST be made by April 7, 2017, 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.  

 

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. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858.552.1234 x2204 and reference the ""Federal Publications Government Room Block"" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 7, 2017, 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

For guest room reservations and to receive a rate of $199/night, plus taxes, click here. These reservations MUST be made by April 7, 2017, 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.  


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. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858.552.1234 x2204 and reference the ""Federal Publications Government Room Block"" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 7, 2017, 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.
NeoSystems Corp.
1861 International Drive
Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
5712344940
TRAVEL INFORMATION

Courtyard Tysons Corner Fairfax
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22102
703-790-0207
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wastn-courtyard-tysons-corner-fairfax/ 

Hilton Garden Inn Tysons Corner
8301 Boone Blvd
Vienna, VA 22182
http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/hilton-garden-inn-tysons-corner-DCATCGI/index.html

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center
7901 Tysons One Pl
Tysons, VA 22102
703-893-1234
https://tysonscornercenter.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Tysons Corner Marriott
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182
 703-734-3200
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wastc-tysons-corner-marriott

The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
8886278551
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
Federal Publications' room block rate is $233/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16, 2017 and are subject to availability.  For guest room reservations, click here
RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM

Please note that we have a LIMITED number of guest rooms available at the government per diem ($144/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 [not reflected until checkout]. Reservations must be made byMonday, June 16 and are subject to availability.  

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

Federal Publications' room block rate is $233/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16, 2017 and are subject to availability.  For guest room reservations, click here

Guest Rooms at the Government Per Diem:
Please note that we have a LIMITED number of guest rooms available at the government per diem ($144/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 [not reflected until checkout]. Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16 and are subject to availability.  

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.

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