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This one-day concentrated course on the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) will enable attendees to better understand the structure and content of the DFARS and how it relates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  The course is intended for personnel with some familiarity with the FAR who want to learn about the acquisition regulations and policies that are specifically applicable to Department of Defense acquisitions.

The course will cover the most important Parts and Subparts of the DFARS, as well as the corresponding sections of the Policy, Guidance and Instructions (PGI), and will distinguish between those sections that are mandatory and those that allow the parties some flexibility.  Because the course is structured as a workshop, we will use many practical examples specifically designed to demonstrate how to work with the DFARS. Students will develop and refine the skills necessary to apply the DFARS to virtually any acquisition situation. 

We will also cover recent changes to the DFARS and proposed rule changes when relevant.   Students will receive a hardcopy of the DFARS and a course manual including the presentation slides.

This course will be taught by the foremost instructor in the field, Steven N Tomanelli. He 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. Learn more about Mr. Tomanelli here.

Dates and Locations
September 20, 2017
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
$950
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November 8, 2017
Renaissance San Diego Hotel
San Diego, CA
$950
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December 13, 2017
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$950
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations
General Information
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations System
  • Relationship of the FAR to the DFARS
  • Deviations From the DFARS
  • Role of the Contracting Officer and the COR
  • Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts Of Interest
  • Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
  • Administrative Matters
Competition and Acquisition Planning
  • Publicizing Contract Actions
  • Competition Requirements
  • Acquisition Plans
  • Equipment Lease or Purchase
  • Federal Supply Schedules
  • Coordinated Acquisition
  • Contractor Qualifications
  • Responsible Prospective Contractors
  • Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility
  • Organizational And Consultant Conflicts of Interest
  • Market Research
  • Describing Agency Needs
  • Priorities And Allocations
  • Acquisition Of Commercial Items
  • Acquisition Of Military-Purpose Non-developmental Items
Contracting Methods And Contract Types
  • Simplified Acquisition Procedures
  • Sealed Bidding
  • Contracting By Negotiation
  • Source Selection Processes And Techniques
  • Contract Pricing and the Weighted Guidelines
  • Types Of Contracts - Selecting Contract Types
  • Special Contracting Methods
  • Interagency Acquisitions Under The Economy Act
  • Undefinitized Contract Actions
Socioeconomic Programs
  • Small Business Programs
  • The Small Business Subcontracting Program
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Participation
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program
  • Mentor-Protege Program
  • Application Of Labor Laws To Government Acquisitions
  • Right Of First Refusal Of Employment
  • Environment, Energy And Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, And Drug-Free Workplace
  • Storage And Disposal Of Toxic And Hazardous Materials
  • The Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act
  • Prohibited Sources
  • The Berry Amendment
General Contracting Requirements
  • Patents, Data, And Copyrights
  • Infringement Claims, Licenses, and Assignments
  • Rights In Technical Data
  • Rights In Computer Software and Computer Software Documentation
  • Cost Accounting Standards and Contract Cost Principles
  • Contract Financing
Special Categories of Contracting
  • Major System Acquisition
  • Acquisition Of Major Weapon Systems as Commercial Items
  • Service Contracting
  • Acquisition Of Information Technology
Contract Management
  • Contract Administration and Audit Services
  • Indirect Cost Rates
  • Contractor Business Systems
  • Contract Modifications
  • Subcontracting Policies And Procedures
  • Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews
  • Government Property
  • Quality Assurance
  • Termination Of Contracts
  • Extraordinary Contractual Actions
Steven N. Tomanelli, J.D., LL.M.

Mr. Steven N. Tomanelli is the owner of  Steven N. Tomanelli & Associates and is an attorney specializing in federal procurement law in the Washington DC area. Mr. Tomanelli provides legal services, training and consulting services in all aspects of federal procurement law and federal appropriations law, including:

  • Intellectual Property
  • Contract Compliance
  • Subcontracting
  • Teaming Agreements
  • Bid Protests
  • Performance Based Contracting
  • Source Selection Support
  • Commercial Item Contracting
  • Terminations
  • COTR Training
Mr. Tomanelli is a retired Air Force Judge Advocate and has held numerous high-level procurement law positions, including Chief of Acquisition and Fiscal Law for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command and Senior DoD Counsel for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).  He has provided consulting services and legal advice in support of highly classified major system acquisitions and has a current TS/SCI security clearance.  Mr. Tomanelli was a Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, Virginia, for three years where he provided instruction in a wide variety of procurement and fiscal law topics. In 2001, he was selected as “The Outstanding Career Judge Advocate of the Air Force.”

Mr. Tomanelli has authored over forty course books and written numerous articles for national publications on federal procurement and fiscal law.  Mr. Tomanelli has authored a comprehensive textbook titled, A Practical Guide to Federal Appropriations Law (MCI, 2003); is the Lead Editor of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Annotated FAR for Thomson-West Publishing Company; and serves on the Advisory Board of the Government Contractor (West Publishing). 

Education 
Mr. Tomanelli received his B.A. and J.D. at Hofstra University and his Master of Laws (LL.M) in Federal Procurement Law at George Washington University.  While earning his Master of Laws degree in Procurement, Mr. Tomanelli worked as an Intern at the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals. 
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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.
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Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
866-227-5944
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
The group rate is $169 per night, $32+tax per night. Guests may call Caesars reservations line at 1-866-227-5944. Please keep in mind there is a $15+tax processing fee. There is no fee with the weblink. https://aws.passkey.com/go/SCFPS7 . Rooms are subject to availability.
TRAVEL INFORMATION
The group rate is $169 per night, $32+tax per night. Guests may call Caesars reservations line at 1-866-227-5944. Please keep in mind there is a $15+tax processing fee. There is no fee with the weblink. https://aws.passkey.com/go/SCFPS7 . Rooms are subject to availability.
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
7037080808
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

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guests room reservations, call 703.537.7800 and reference “Federal Publications” to get a room rate of $129/night, plus taxes.  Note that these reservations must be made three weeks prior to the start of the event and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Renaissance San Diego Hotel
421 West B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
8887971884
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is not a room block for this venue. For reservations at the Renaissance San Diego Hotel (soon to be The Hotel Republic San Diego) visit their website or call 888-797-1884.  

Other nearby hotels include:

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
wyndhamsandiegobay.com
(619) 232-3861

Residence Inn by Marriott
900 Bayfront Ct, San Diego, CA 92101
marriott.com
(619) 831-0225

The Westin San Diego
400 W Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
westinsandiego.com
(619) 239-4500
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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.
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