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This course provides an in-depth look at the FAR and DFARS requirements for implementing and maintaining an adequate estimating system, preparing acceptable forward pricing proposals, and methods and procedures for assessing and minimizing the risk/vulnerability of adverse defective pricing findings from Truth in Negotiations Act violations. 

The primary focus of this course is on implementing and maintaining an adequate estimating system to take a proactive posture to defective pricing prevention.  It is recommended for financial and manufacturing personnel who provide input to or rely on output from the estimating process for proposal preparation, and those individuals who are responsible for conducting internal estimating system compliance reviews.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the participant should know:

  • The nature, intent, and requirements of the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • Underlying causes for common defective pricing findings
  • The relationship of Truth In Negotiations Act (defective pricing) and estimating
  • The nature and intent of estimating system requirements
  • The interrelationships between estimating and other systems
  • Attributes of an adequate estimating system
  • Estimating deficiencies that lead to defective pricing
  • The government's approaches to proposal auditing, estimating systems surveys, and postaward (defective pricing) reviews
  • Techniques for preparing and supporting estimates
  • Profit considerations
  • Strategies for avoiding or minimizing the effect of adverse audit findings.
Dates and Locations
May 7-8, 2018
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1375
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July 25-26, 2018
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1375
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September 13-14, 2018
NeoSystems Corp.
McLean, VA
$1275
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DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, CA or Hilton Head, SC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All Other Locations
DAY ONE

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  
I.  The nature and intent of estimating requirements

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. 
II.  Overview of government contracting 10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II.  (continued) Overview of government contracting

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
III. Government estimating system requirements

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
IV.  Defective Pricing

DAY TWO

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
V.  Preparing and supporting estimates

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
VI.  Profit considerations

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
VII.  Government estimating system surveys

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
VIII.  Government proposal audits and postaward reviews

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
IX.  Strategies for avoiding/minimizing the effect of adverse audit findings
Ki Capitano
Ki Capitano is a consultant with Capitano Consulting providing consultation, advice, assistance, and training on government contract financial and other regulatory compliance matters.

Ki began his career in government contracting in 1976, working as a contract auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). While with the DCAA, he performed a full range of contract audits of government contractors and contract audit functions. He worked as an instructor at DCAA's contract audit institute in Memphis, TN designing, developing, and delivering training courses to DCAA auditors and managers in both technical and managerial subjects, as well as supporting briefings to industry and other government agencies, and worked at DCAA headquarters as program manager, responsible for a variety of audit initiatives. Ki also worked for KPMG Peat Marwick as a manager responsible for designing, developing, and delivering training courses and providing expert advice to clients regarding government contract regulatory compliance issues in a wide variety of areas. Ki holds an MBA from George Mason University and is a retired CPA. He is a former member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society's Aerospace and Defense Specific Interest Group steering committee, and a current member of the Virginia Society of CPA’s.
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CPE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: N/A
Advance Preparation: N/A
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: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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CLE HOURS
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
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.

NeoSystems Corp.
1861 International Drive
Suite 200
McLean, VA 22102
5712344940
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is not a room block for this location. Nearby hotels include: 

Courtyard Tysons Corner Fairfax
1960 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22102
703-790-0207
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Hilton Garden Inn Tysons Corner
8301 Boone Blvd
Vienna, VA 22182
Website

Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center
7901 Tysons One Pl
Tysons, VA 22102
703-893-1234
Website

Tysons Corner Marriott
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182
703-734-3200
Website

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.
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
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500
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May 7-8, 2018 La Jolla, CA
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