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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
March 7, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
$1000
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April 18, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$950
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May 9, 2018
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1000
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July 25, 2018
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1000
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September 19, 2018
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
$1000
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November 7, 2018
The Westin San Diego
San Diego, CA
$950
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December 12, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$950
REGISTER
DAILY SCHEDULE
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
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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This Program is eligible for: 6.5 (CPE) hours of credit
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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: 6.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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This Program is eligible for: 5.5 (60 minutes),
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. 

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. 

Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
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
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.

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.  In the drop-down menu, select ‘Attendee’.  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 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. To make a reservation, click here to obtain this special rate of $167/night plus tax. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Govt Block’.  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.  In the drop-down menu, select ‘Attendee’.  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 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. To make a reservation, click here to obtain this special rate of $167/night plus tax. In the drop-down menu, select ‘Govt Block’.  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.nt rate.

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 San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
6192394500
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is not a room block for 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
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