FIND BY MONTH
FIND BY LOCATION
IN-HOUSE TRAINING
Bring any seminar or course directly to your staff through the Federal Publications’ In-House Presentations Program.
Get 10% Off Your Next Purchase
SIGN UP FOR OUR EMAILS
Email Address * Name
Title Organization
Privacy Policy

THANK YOU FOR SIGNING UP

You'll soon be receiving updates about special offers, events, books & more.
Continue to browse our site to:
 
Public
In-House
Awarding, accepting, managing and performing subcontracts arising under a U.S. Government Prime Contract requires the Prime Contractor and higher level subcontractors to accept and flow down to their subcontractors and suppliers a unique set of contractual and regulatory obligations and requirements.

This class will identify differences between commercial and Government subcontracting, management and performance from a legal, contracting, pricing and performance management perspective.

Attendees will understand the rights and obligations relating to subcontract performance and management that result from government contract terms and conditions and the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and will develop the skills necessary to use and maintain these rights during subcontract performance and management, beginning with  the development of  technical, quality  and delivery requirements through a clear and mutually agreeable statement of work.

The course will review proposal generation, cost and pricing requirements, negotiation of appropriate terms and conditions, performance schedule, pricing, and payment schedules leading up to the award of a Subcontract.  

After the award of a subcontract, the rights of the buyer to oversee and manage the performance of the subcontractor, and the rights and obligations of the subcontractor, will also be discussed. In addition, the course will address the rights and obligations of both parties under a termination for convenience or default.
Dates and Locations
March 8-9, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Orlando, FL
$1375
REGISTER
April 26-27, 2018
Platinum Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
$1275
REGISTER
September 20-21, 2018
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV
$1375
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
All Other Locations

AGENDA 

DAY 1

 

8:30 – 9:00 AM                     REGISTRATION

 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM*

Introduction and Overview: Federal Government Contracts and Commercial Subcontracts

 

a)    Introduction to Federal Government Contracting and Subcontracting

b)    Similarities, Differences, and Relationships between Government Contracts and Commercial Subcontracts

10:00 - 10:10 AM                 BREAK

c)    Laws, Rules, and Regulations Governing Government Contracts and Subcontracts

d)    Flowdown Requirements, Solicitation Provisions, and Contract Clauses

1)    Federal Acquisition Regulation vs. the Uniform Commercial Code

2)    Subcontract Terms and Conditions

3)    Contract Interpretation

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM                    Lunch Break

 

1:00 – 4:00 PM*

Solicitation and Award of Government Contracts and Commercial Subcontracts

 

a)    Teaming Arrangements and Nondisclosure Agreements

b)    Authority to Contract

c)    Synopsis, Solicitation, and Award of Government Contracts

2:00 -2:10 PM                                   BREAK

d)    Solicitation and Award of Subcontracts

e)    Quotes, Bids, and Proposals

f)     Developing, Communicating, and Interpreting Requirements

3:00 - 3:10 PM                                  BREAK

g)    Contract and Subcontract Pricing

h)   Instructions to Offerors

i)     Source Selection

j)      Contract and Subcontract Types

 

DAY 2

8:30 – 9:00 AM                     REGISTRATION

 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM*

SPECIALIZED TOPICS RELATING TO GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND SUBCONTRACTS

 

a)    Financing Arrangements

b)    Socioeconomic Programs Impacting Subcontracts

c)    Subcontract Management

10:00-10:10 AM                   BREAK

d)    Document Marking and Record Retention

e)    Commercial Item Contracting

f)     Contract and Subcontract Pricing and Disclosure Issues

 

12:00 – 1:00 PM                    Lunch Break

 

1:00 – 4:00 PM*

PERFORMANCE AND ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS AND SUBCONTRACTS

 

a)    Inspection, Acceptance, and Warranty

b)    Subcontract Payment

c)    Contract and Subcontract Changes

2:00-2:10 PM                                    BREAK

d)    Contract and Subcontract Disputes

e)    Pricing of Contract Adjustments

f)     Ethics, Procurement Fraud, and Suspension/Debarment

3:00-3:10 PM                                    BREAK

g)    Terminations for Convenience

h)   Terminations for Default

 

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.

MEET YOUR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
SEE INDIVIDUAL COURSES FOR AVAILABLE CREDITS
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 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: n/a
Program Prerequisite: n/a
Advance Preparation: n/a
Method: n/a
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 (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 (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
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
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. 
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/.

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.
Register Now for:
Government Contract Subcontracting
close window
Register Online
Date Location
March 8-9, 2018 Orlando, FL
REGISTER
April 26-27, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
REGISTER
September 20-21, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
REGISTER
By Phone
Call (888) 494-3696