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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
December 3-6, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, 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
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations

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.

Gene Pickarz
Gene Pickarz has spent over  three decades as a contracting professional with assignments in both Government and Industry. He has served in contracting and acquisition positions in both the US and Europe with extensive experience in acquisition planning, government procurement, intellectual property, international contracting, fiscal law, and source selection. He currently serves as a senior contracting officer and Team Chief with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA.

He has also served as an adjunct professor of contacting and logistics management for Sinclair Community College and Park College in Dayton Ohio and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in the US and Europe. In addition, he has 7+ year’s experience developing and presenting acquisition and contracting courses for the Intelligence Community while assigned to the NRO.

Mr. PIckarz has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Georgia University and College, and a Master of Science in Contracting from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager with the National Contract Management Association as well as a recognized author and speaker.

Harlan Gottlieb
Harlan Gottlieb has spent 26 years practicing Government contract law with extensive experience in government procurement, source selections, foreign military sales, intellectual property and fiscal law.  He has appeared numerous times before the Government Accountability Office on contractor protests and before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals on contractual disputes.

Mr. Gottlieb currently serves as the Senior Attorney Advisor for the Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) in Huntsville, AL.  He was formerly the Chief Counsel for the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) where he supervised an office of 6 attorneys, a paralegal and administrative assistant. He is responsible for providing legal advice to AMCOM Aviation program offices and Contracting Officers on billion dollar helicopter programs, from requirements inception to “retirement”, as well as issues in ethics and fiscal law. From 1987 to March 1995, he served as an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command, now the Aviation and Missile Command. He provided contract and programmatic legal advice to the Program Mangers for the CH-47 and Apache programs.

Jonathan 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.

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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)
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
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RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800
Website

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications." Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800
Website

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications." Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

100
Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
200
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.
300
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.
400
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.
500
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.
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