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Who should attend:

    • Newly hired professionals in all government contracting roles at all levels and all sizes of organizations

    • Business and organizations who are exploring or have acquired a government contract either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor

    • Specialists who have been working in limited areas of procurement, those who have not had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the total picture.

    • Experienced professionals needing an effective refresher, to be brought up to date on new rules, new procedures, new rights, and new remedies

What you will learn:

Basics of Government Contracting is a comprehensive three day review of the entire federal procurement process, from start to finish, emphasizing the practical, the keys to success in today's contract world. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of the Acquisition Streamlining Statutes and the implementing regulations on procurement activities.

This is a fundamental course in government contracting covering, in critical point fashion, the key elements you need to function effectively in today's federal procurement world. Further, the program covers a comprehensive amount of ground in an easily digestible manner in clear, concise terms you can swiftly apply to your individual work and operations.

Over the course of three days, you will receive a grounding in:

    • History

    • Statutes and Regulations

    • Terminology

    • Procedures and Players

    • Bid Protests

    • Changes

    • Types of Contracts

    • Federal Acquisition Regulation

    • Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement

    • Major Cases

    • Claims and Adjustments

    And much more....

It is a truism in education that basic courses should be taught by the best teachers, by professionals who have the ability to explain clearly and to maintain the students' interest. Our course faculty, you will find, meets these standards. Further, they have the additional advantage of speaking from experience, since teach is a specialist involved daily in procurement matters. Our instructors continually earn high marks for their ability to teach and knowledge they convey for both our courses and within their own careers.

Dates and Locations
November 6-8, 2017
The Westin O'Hare - Chicago
Chicago, IL
$1350
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November 15-17, 2017
Courtyard San Francisco Airport
San Francisco, CA
$1350
REGISTER
December 11-13, 2017
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1350
REGISTER
December 13-15, 2017
Renaissance San Diego Hotel
San Diego, CA
$1350
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January 22-24, 2018
DC Metro Area - TBA
Washington, DC
$1350
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February 5-7, 2018
Platinum Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
$1350
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March 5-7, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
$1450
REGISTER
March 12-14, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown
Long Beach, CA
$1350
REGISTER
April 9-11, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1350
REGISTER
April 23-25, 2018
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
Atlanta, GA
$1350
REGISTER
May 7-9, 2018
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1450
REGISTER
June 4-6, 2018
Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites
Indianapolis, IN
$1350
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June 18-20, 2018
Embassy Suites Boston Logan
Boston, MA
$1350
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July 23-25, 2018
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1450
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July 23-25, 2018
Washington Athletic Club
Seattle, WA
$1350
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August 20-22, 2018
American Management Association
Arlington, VA
$1350
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September 17-19, 2018
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
$1450
REGISTER
October 9-11, 2018
ABI - American Bankruptcy Institute
Alexandria, VA
$1350
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DAILY SCHEDULE
Day 1
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Week, Sept 2017)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Chicago, IL
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Long Beach, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Seattle, WA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Platinum Hotel)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Diego, CA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sterling, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston, MA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arlington, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Indianapolis, IN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean, VA
 
Day 2
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Week, Sept 2017)
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Platinum Hotel)
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Diego, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Chicago, IL
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Seattle, WA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Long Beach, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Indianapolis, IN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sterling, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston, MA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arlington, VA
 
Day 3
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Las Vegas Week, Sept 2017)
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Chicago, IL
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Seattle, WA
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Long Beach, CA
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Platinum Hotel)
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
San Diego, CA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sterling, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston, MA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arlington, VA
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Indianapolis, IN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean, VA
BASICS OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING COURSE CURRICULUM
    1. The Setting
      1. Legislative Branch
      2. Executive Branch
      3. Judicial Branch
      4. Regulations
        1. Federal Acquisition Regulation
        2. Agency regulation
        3. Deviations
      5. Purchasing Offices
      6. The Procurement Process
        1. Establishing requirements
        2. Procurement methods
        3. Soliciting sources
        4. Government representative activities
    2. Sealed Bidding
      1. Invitation for Bids
      2. Correcting IFB Deficiencies
      3. Bid Preparation
        1. Instructions to bidders
        2. The complete package
        3. Formulating price quotes
        4. Acknowledging amendments
        5. Aids outside bid package
      4. Bid Opening
        1. Procedures
        2. Late bids
      5. Eligibility For Award
        1. Bid responsiveness
        2. Responsibility of bidders
        3. Mistakes in bids
        4. Bid protests
      6. Issuance of Award
      7. Two-Step Sealed Bidding
    3. Competitive Negotiation
      1. Conditions Permitting Competitive Proposals
      2. Requests for Proposals or Quotations
      3. Response Preparation
      4. Timeliness of Response
      5. Written/Oral Discussions
      6. Best and Final Offers
      7. Contract Types
        1. Fixed price
        2. Cost reimbursement
        3. Other types
      8. Post Award Notice and Debriefing
      9. Protests
    4. Costs
      1. Cost Principles
        1. Applicability
        2. Allowability
        3. Reasonableness
      2. Cost Accounting Standards
        1. Applicability
        2. Exemptions and waivers
        3. Contractor obligations
      3. Defective Pricing
        1. Requirements
        2. Submitting certified data
        3. Government recovery for defective data
      4. Government Audit Rights
    5. Specifications
      1. Design vs. Performance
      2. Purpose
      3. Types
      4. Deviations and Waivers
      5. Standards and Descriptions
      6. Availability of Specifications and Standards
      7. Qualified Products
      8. Government Warranty of Specifications
      9. Impossibility of Performance
        1. Contract interpretation rules
        2. Assumption of risk
        3. Actual and practical impossibility
      10. Remedies for Specification Problems
    6. Inspections and Warranties
      1. The Inspection Process
      2. Inspection Clauses
      3. Government Inspection
      4. Contractor Inspection
      5. Rejection and Correction
      6. Acceptance
        1. Conclusiveness
        2. Implied acceptance
        3. Exceptions to conclusiveness
      7. Warranties
        1. Implied
        2. Express
        3. Effect of warranties
    7. Contract Changes
      1. Standard Clauses
        1. Fixed-price contracts
        2. Cost reimbursement contracts
      2. Authority for Changes
      3. Contractor Duty to Proceed
      4. Value Engineering Clauses
      5. Formal Change Orders
        1. Contractor proposed
        2. Government originated
        3. Issuing changes
      6. Constructive Changes
        1. Government acts
        2. Defective specifications
        3. Nondisclosure of vital information
        4. Construction acceleration
    8. Differing Site Conditions
      1. Standard Clause
      2. Notice
      3. Conditions Covered and Not Covered
      4. Site Availability
      5. Site Investigation Duty
      6. General Disclaimers
    9. Subcontract Basics
      1. Nature of Subcontracts
      2. Privity
      3. Subcontractor Remedies
        1. Disputes procedures
        2. Other procedures
      4. Government Control
    10. Terms and Conditions
      1. Influence of the UCC
      2. Effect of Government Clauses
      3. Subcontract Clauses
    11. Claims Before the Contracting Officer
      1. Assertion of Claims
      2. Certification Requirements
      3. Fraudulent Claims
      4. Final Decision
        1. Content and timing
        2. Importance
      5. Extraordinary Contractual Relief
        1. Types of relief
        2. Relief procedures
        3. Petitions and decisions
    12. Terminations for Default
      1. Nature of Default Termination
      2. Bases for Default
        1. Failure to timely perform or meet specifications
        2. Failure to make progress
        3. Failure to otherwise perform
      3. Incorrect Default Basis
      4. Excusable Delays
      5. Waiver of Delivery Date
      6. Contractor Liability
      7. Contesting Default Termination
    13. Terminations for Convenience
      1. Nature of Convenience Termination
      2. Methods of Termination
      3. Termination Procedures
      4. Contractor Recovery
        1. Procedures
        2. Limitations
        3. Cost principles
        4. Special termination costs
        5. Settlement expenses
        6. Subcontractor claims
        7. Profit
        8. Loss contracts
      5. Partial Terminations
    14. Delays and Suspensions
      1. Delay Under Default Clause
        1. Excusable delay concept
        2. Weather and labor delays
        3. Concurrent delays
      2. Suspension of Work Clause
        1. Affirmative suspensions
        2. Constructive suspensions
        3. Recoverable costs
        4. Notice requirements
    15. Liquidated Damages
      1. Standard Clause
      2. Enforceability Criteria
      3. Contractor Defenses
      4. Measuring Assessment Period
    16. The Disputes Process
      1. Contract Disputes Act Procedures
      2. Appealing Contracting Officer’s Decision
      3. Disputes Clause
      4. Disputes Path
      5. Contesting Award Decisions
    17. Appeals to Board of Contract Appeals
      1. Initial Steps
      2. Discovery and Subpoenas
      3. Alternative Proceedings
      4. Regular Hearings
    18. Federal Court Proceedings
      1. Federal Courts Improvement Act
      2. Claims Court Practice and Trials
      3. Appeals to Court of Appeals
      4. Court of Appeals Processes

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.

Gunjan Talati
Gunjan Talati is a Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.  Gunjan, an experienced government contracts practitioner, regularly represents contractors in a variety of sectors including aerospace and defense, health care and IT. His practice is a mix of counseling, litigation and transactional work.

Gunjan’s litigation work includes representing contractors in suspension and debarment proceedings. As part of his practice, he has helped contractors of all sizes through contentious suspension and debarment proceedings before multiple agencies including the U.S. Air Force, General Services Administration, U.S. Army and U.S. Agency for International Development. He was recognized in 2014 by the National Law Journal’s Legal Times as a 40 under 40 D.C. Rising Star for his suspension and debarment successes. His litigation practice also focuses on bid protests before the Government Accountability Office and Court of Federal Claims.

Education 
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2006; Catholic University Law Review, Editorial Assistant, 2005-2006, Staff Member, 2004-2005
Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S., 2003, with honors 
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. Kosarin is Associate Counsel at the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office in Washington, DC. 
Previously 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.
Kenneth J Allen
Ken worked in the federal government for 37 years (31 as a lawyer).  He served in the Army either active or reserve from 1970 until retirement in 2002, and in the civil service from 1984 to 2007.  His last twenty years in government were spent in government contracting and grants, and his last ten years included duties as a Special Assistance United Attorney with an emphasis on contract fraud.  In 2007 Ken retired from government and became the General Counsel of a defense contractor.  In 2009 he retired (again) and now teaches and writes on government contracting subjects.
Since 1995 Ken has been a frequent educator for government and private training organizations, including the Army Management Staff College, Army War College, and Naval Postgraduate School (for whom he teaches best practices in defense contracting at the NPS campus in Monterey CA and at several overseas locations).  He has authored over 50 training programs on topics that include government contracting, subcontracting, contract interpretation, federal appropriations and fiscal law, the fiscal law of government contracting, the Antideficiency Act, federal grants, trial advocacy, and legal ethics.   
Ken is the author of Thomson Reuters’ Contract Interpretation Handbook, A Guide to Avoiding and Resolving Government Contract Disputes, How to Read a Government Contract, and Federal Grant Practice.  He has recently authored several articles on government contracting in the National Contract Management Associations’ Contract Management magazine (June 2016, December 2015, November 2015) and in Thomson Reuters’ Briefing Papers (May 2016 and March 2015).  He has addressed national conventions of the National Contract Management Association (Worldwide Conference 2016), the American Society of Military Comptrollers, and Thomson Reuters’ Government Contracts Year in Review (2016, 2015, 2014).
MIchael Killham
Michael A. Killham is a California attorney specializing in federal procurement law. Mr. Killham provides legal services, training, and consulting services in all aspects of federal procurement and federal appropriations law, including Contract Formation and Compliance, Subcontracting, Teaming Agreements, Bid Protests, Commercial Item Contracting, Terminations, Source Selection Support, and COTR Support,
Mr. Killham served as corporate counsel for several major U.S. government contractors following his retirement as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate. These assignments included that of Director, Legal Operations, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Palmdale, California; General Counsel for Thales-Raytheon Systems Company LLC and MD Helicopters, Inc. in Fullerton, California and Mesa, Arizona, respectively; Senior Business Counsel for Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California; and Division Counsel for two operating divisions of Litton Industries, Inc. In these positions, he was responsible for identifying, advising on, and resolving a wide variety of legal issues, including those relating to government and commercial contracting, subcontracting, export-import compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property rights, labor/employment law, and litigation management.
While in the military, Mr. Killham served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division (Procurement Fraud Branch), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; as the Senior Command Counsel in Kuwait during a period of build-up for renewed hostilities with Iraq; as the Senior Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law on the faculty of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia; as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division, Arlington, Virginia; and as the Chief, Military Justice and a Criminal Prosecutor for the 1st Armored Division in Germany.
Education
Mr. Killham received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School, and a Master of Laws degree (with emphasis on U.S. Government Procurement) from The Judge Advocate General's School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer's Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, and Command and General Staff College, and has served as an Executive Officer, S-3 Air Officer, and Platoon Leader in the 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
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CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 19.5 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
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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.
CLP HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 17.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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ABI - American Bankruptcy Institute
66 Canal Plaza Drive
Suite 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
7037390800
TRAVEL INFORMATION

METRO / SHUTTLE SERVICE

Metro Rail Stop – Blue & Yellow Lines – Braddock Road
The ABI runs a shuttle bus and will take you to the building. Shuttle buses are labeled Chariots for Hire and pick up right at the metro station.   

 

Food & Beverage

Complimentary morning snack & afternoon snacks with assorted beverages will available in facility café/break area.

There is not a room block for this location.  Suggested nearby hotels are:

Crowne Plaza Old Town Alexandria  (closest hotel to venue)
901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314  (703) 683-6000

Hotel Monaco Alexandria, A Kimpton Hotel
480 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314  (703) 549-6080 

Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria
801 N St Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314  (703) 836-4700 

Best Western Old Colony Inn
1101 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314  (703) 739-2222

Embassy Suites Alexandria - Old Town
1900 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314  (703) 684-5900       

American Management Association
2345 Crystal Drive, Second Floor
Arlington, VA 22202
5714812208
TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

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
http://www.amaconferencecenter.org/washington-directions-maps.htm 

Food and Beverage

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

Caesars Palace
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
8662775944
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for Las Vegas Government Contracts Week. For reservations, click https://aws.passkey.com/go/SCFPS8. Rate is $172/night plus taxes.  

For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations: you may call the Reservation Center at 1-866-227-5944 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, be aware that a processing fee of $15.00 + tax per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the above link. Reference group code SCFPS8 when you call to make the reservation. 

Reservations must be made by Friday, August 17, 2018.  After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for Las Vegas Government Contracts Week. For reservations, click https://aws.passkey.com/go/SCFPS8. Rate is $172/night plus taxes.  

For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations: you may call the Reservation Center at 1-866-227-5944 to secure a reservation on your group block. However, be aware that a processing fee of $15.00 + tax per reservation will be incurred if you choose not to use the above link. Reference group code SCFPS8 when you call to make the reservation. 

Reservations must be made by Friday, August 17, 2018.  After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. 

Courtyard by Marriott Long Beach Downtown
500 East First Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-435-8511
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is not a room block for this location.

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

Courtyard San Francisco Airport
1050 Bayhill Drive
San Francisco, CA 94066
6509523333
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is not a room block for this location.

Please note, coffee, tea and water will be served in the morning. Cookies, coffee, tea and water will be served in the afternoon. Breakfast and lunch will not be served. There is a bistro in the hotel where you can purchase breakfast or lunch, and there are several restaurants nearby.
DC Metro Area - TBA
TBA
Washington, DC 
TRAVEL INFORMATION
The venue for the January 22-24, 2018 course will be announced shortly - please check back. It will be in the DC Metro area, and likely Tysons, VA.
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
4073521100
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Room Block Information

There is a room block for this location. Guests can call 800.327.0363 and reference reservation code “Orlando Government Contracts Week – OR – Federal Publications Seminars.”  The rate is $169/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy.  Reservations must be made by February 3, 2018.  

There is an additional daily resort charge of $11.95 per room, per night, to cover the following: self parking (valued at $18/day); wireless internet access (valued at $14.95/day); local and 800# phone calls (valued at $1 per call); scheduled theme park shuttle service to Sea World, Aquatica and Universal theme parks (valued at $25/person); 1 appetizer with purchase of any entrée in Laguna or The Crazy Squirrel Lounge per stay (valued at $11); 24-hour fitness center access; and 2 waters from The Market per stay. 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Room Block Information

There is a room block for this location. Guests can call 800.327.0363 and reference reservation code “Orlando Government Contracts Week – OR – Federal Publications Seminars.”  The rate is $169/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy.  Reservations must be made by February 3, 2018.  


There is an additional daily resort charge of $11.95 per room, per night, to cover the following: self parking (valued at $18/day); wireless internet access (valued at $14.95/day); local and 800# phone calls (valued at $1 per call); scheduled theme park shuttle service to Sea World, Aquatica and Universal theme parks (valued at $25/person); 1 appetizer with purchase of any entrée in Laguna or The Crazy Squirrel Lounge per stay (valued at $11); 24-hour fitness center access; and 2 waters from The Market per stay. 
Embassy Suites Boston Logan
207 Porter Street
Boston, MA 02128
6175675000
TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

Room Block Information
There is a courtesy room block for this hotel.  Call 617-567-5000 and ask for the ‘Federal Publications’ room block for a rate of $275/night plus taxes.  Reservations must be made by May 21,2018.

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 guests 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 guests 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.

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites
120 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
3179720600
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is no room block for this location.

For the sleeping room arrangements, please visit the hotel website, or call 317-972-0600.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92122
8585521234
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Room Block Information

For guest room reservations and to receive a rate of $205/night, plus taxes, click here. These reservations MUST be made by April 6, 2018, 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.

Early Departure Fee
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
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 6, 2018, 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

Room Block Information

For guest room reservations and to receive a rate of $205/night, plus taxes, click here. These reservations MUST be made by April 6, 2018, 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.

Early Departure Fee
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts have an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Departure dates are reconfirmed at check- in and are subject to a fee if changed after the check-in process is completed.

Government Per Diem Rate
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 6, 2018, 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.

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 2800
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.815.6500
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is not a room block for this location.  Nearby hotels include:

Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown
35 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Website

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

75 Fourteenth Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Hyatt Atlanta Midtown
125 10th St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Website
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.

Renaissance San Diego Hotel
421 West B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
619-398-3100
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
There is a room block for this location. To reserve your room, click here.
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is a room block for this location. To reserve your room, click here.
The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
8886278551
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
Room Block Information
There is a room block for this location. The rate is $250/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Click here to make reservations. This rate is subject to availability. Reservations MUST be made by June 22, 2018.

Food and Beverage
Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages will be served.
RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM

Government Per Diem rates will be posted shortly, when rates become available.

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

Room Block Information
There is a room block for this location. The rate is $250/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Click here to make reservations. This rate is subject to availability. Reservations MUST be made by June 22, 2018.

Guest Rooms at the Government Per Diem:
Government Per Diem rates will be posted shortly, when rates become available.

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. 

Food and Beverage
Continental breakfast, lunch and beverages will be served.

The Westin O'Hare - Chicago
6100 N River Road
Chicago, IL 60018
847-698-2089
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

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

Room Block Information

Get a 15% discount off the best available rate at the time of booking for this location. Click here.
TRAVEL INFORMATION

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

Room Block Information

Get a 15% discount off the best available rate at the time of booking for this location. Click here.
Washington Athletic Club
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
2064643050
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for this location.  For guest room reservations, call 206-622-7900 and reference “Federal Publications Seminars” for a rate of $179/night, plus taxes.This rate is available up until 30 days prior to the conference, and is subject to availability.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location.  For guest room reservations, call 206-622-7900 and reference “Federal Publications Seminars” for a rate of $179/night, plus taxes.This rate is available up until 30 days prior to the conference, and is subject to availability.

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