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Who should attend:

Contractors and procurement professionals who need to understand the proper closeout procedures of a contract. Customers should have working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and agency supplements along with a few years of experience working with contracts.

Customers in these related functions should attend:

    • Managers of Contracts

    • Directors, VPs, Officers

    • Attorneys

    • Finance and Compliance Professionals

    • Contracts Managers and other Professionals

What you will learn:

This course will teach participants the important procedures you should know to follow through with the post-completion phase of a government contract. Students will learn how the contract closeout process does not start at the end of the contract, but actually starts in the acquisition phase and continues throughout the life of the contract. Participants will learn how to develop and follow a process that makes the final closeout more efficient and effective.

Practical, group exercises will be a special feature of this two-day workshop as participants will identify closeout issues of particular concern. Participants will learn how to develop a best practices worksheet and check list that they can use on the job.

This workshop will cover subjects from FAR & DFAR guidance for closing contracts by type of contract. One contract closeout process does not fit all. This course will cover a range of subjects that will arm you with the knowledge necessary to craft the right process for your particular contract.

Our expert instructors will begin by addressing why efficient closeout is important to both the Government and the Contractor, how closeout affects the Government’s overall acquisition strategy, how closeout is affected by the choice of contract type, and how proper file documentation and management can facilitate closeout actions. Efficient contract management procedures established upfront will make closeout much easier.

The course will also include pointers for navigating a successful closeout audit, discussion of alternative contract termination scenarios, and the impact of the new FAR Compliance requirements on closeout. Finally, our instructors will cover techniques for simplifying closeout, using Early and Quick Closeout as well as Final Closure

Materials include:

    • Manual

    • Presentation Slides

Dates and Locations
June 19-20, 2018
Platinum Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
$1275
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October 17-18, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1275
REGISTER
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations

Agenda/Topics Covered:

•  Contract Acquisition Strategy
•  Contract File Documentation
•  Contract Management
•  Periodic Financial Reconciliation
•  Monitoring and Tracking
•  Cumulated Allowable Cost Worksheet
•  Simplifying Closeout
•  Early Closeout
•  Quick Closeout
•  Final Closure

Jake Leishman

Jake Leishman is an experienced government  contracts attorney who develops and delivers instruction, legal consultation on legal, contract administration, acquisitions, policy implementation, and compliance issues.

Jake began as a social worker then moved to education, serving as the Director of Continuing Education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning. In addition to continuing education,   Jake taught graduate and undergraduate courses in social policy and social administration.

After receiving her Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland,  Jake spent a few years in private practice but made the decision that corporate law, focusing on government contracts was her preferred arena.  She worked at Federal Data Corporation as Corporate Counsel and at Electronic Data Systems (now HP Enterprise Services) as Senior Counsel  for  EDS’  Contracts with the United States Government.  In addition Jake developed and delivered training to all EDS contract professionals who handled federal procurement,  subcontracts under the FAR, and state and local contracts.

Jake's instructional approach focuses on two elements; the need for common sense and a good sense of humor when addressing problem solving, policy analysis and implementation, all aspects of contracting, and working in the Federal arena.

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: 13.0 (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: 11.0 (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: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
7037080808
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

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

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.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

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.

Platinum Hotel
211 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
7026362431
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is no room block for this location.
You can reserve a hotel room at the Platinum Hotel by calling  702.365.5000 or visiting http://www.theplatinumhotel.com/.

Food & Beverage
Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon cookie break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own.

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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