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JOIN US IN THIS 27TH YEAR OF OUR PREMIER GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING EVENT
July 23-27, 2018
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort
Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Get an All-Access pass for $2,850. Call 888.494.3696.  Learn more.
  • Basic, advanced, and master-level content explores crucial government contracting regulations
  • Renowned government contracting specialists simplify complex issues
  • Intensive training and networking spread over five concentrated days
  • Held against the backdrop of stunning South Carolina coastal views

All Hilton Head courses begin at 8:00 a.m. 

This year Federal Publications Seminars has added more opportunities to network and learn.  Here’s what’s in store for you (included in the price of your registration fee):
  • Continental breakfast served each day
  • Lunch served each day
  • Networking receptions
  • Lunch & Learn presentations given by leaders in the government contracting industry
COMPREHENSIVE COURSES COVER CRUCIAL CONTRACTING CONCERNS
DAILY SCHEDULE
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for Hilton Head, SC Courses
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The workshop provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to the preparation and development of the Incurred Cost Submission(ICS).
July 23-24
Review of the federal procurement process with emphasis on the practical, and the keys to success in today's contract world.
July 23-25
The course blankets the spectrum of practical topics surrounding Government Contracting.
July 23-26
Two concentrated days on how to understand and use FAR in your daily contracting activities.
July 23-24
A special two-day program on accounting principles, accounting systems, and cost principles as they relate to procurement activities with the federal government.
July 23-24
Course includes a special, new component on procurement trends and areas of audit emphasis.
July 23-24
This course addresses vital issues on source selection, covering the negotiation process, effective techniques and pitfalls to avoid.
July 23-24
A comprehensive course covering the panoply of restrictions on the supply of foreign products to the U.S. government. This new program will explore the multiplicity of, and distinctions among, "Buy American" and "Buy America" statutes, regulations and policies, beginning with President Trump's recent Executive Order: Buy American and Hire American.
July 23-24
The Masters Institute in Government Contract Intellectual Property is a 3-day comprehensive, advanced course on everything intellectual property in government contracts. Taught by the leading practitioners, this fast-paced program will cover all areas of IP, including the latest cases, issues and challenges faced by contractors.
July 23-25
A unique, advanced course for government contract professionals. Institute considers problems without definite answers and proposes strategies that will inform your work.
July 23-27
An intensive four days of practical instruction on the entire construction contract process.
July 24-27
A unique, advanced course specifically designed for experienced government contracting professionals.
July 24-26
This is a core course in government contracts, and students will work through the most definitive and comprehensive coursebook in print on this subject, Government Contract Changes, 3d.
July 25-26
A comprehensive course in Government contract requirements with key instruction by specialists in accounting and law.
July 25-27
A practical, informative two-day program focusing on cost allowability, allocability, and reasonableness under the FAR.
July 25-26
The Developing Body of Rules, Regulations, and Contracting Best Practices in Cloud Contracting.
July 25-26
Get valuable understanding of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regs Supplement in a classroom setting.
July 25
Focus on implementing and maintaining an adequate estimating system to take a proactive posture to defective pricing prevention.
July 25-26
In this course, attendees will learn the difference between mandatory and non-mandatory flowdowns, when (and how) to negotiate flowdowns with the Government, and how to prioritize the clauses that are flowed down to subcontractors. Attendees will learn to use a flowdown matrix efficiently, and will learn how to educate themselves on the potential impact of flowdowns on their particular projects. They will learn the importance of involving functional experts such as Contracts, Project Management, Finance, Quality, Operations, Human Resources, and legal before and during the negotiation stage to minimize the risk of the inclusion of unnecessarily burdensome flowdowns, and to ensure that they understand the impact of the flowdowns that are included in the prime contract.
July 25
A companion course to the Masters Institute in Government Contract Costs, this workshop covers the treatment of accounting information and data throughout the contracting cycle.
July 25-26
This workshop is designed to explain the legal and regulatory underpinnings of government contract administration.
July 26-27
An advanced review of the major issues and updates of the FAR with case studies and class discussion.
July 26-27
Purpose of the program is to detail the advanced problems and solutions that subcontracting and teaming arrangements present.
July 26-27
This course will teach participants procedures contractors should employ in the post-completion phase of a government contract including documentation management and contract acquisition strategy.
July 26-27
Join FPS for two panel discussions on current issues and challenges in Government Contracting on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon. Panel #1 will discuss current legal and regulatory updates. Panel #2 will cover accounting and compliance updates. Bring your questions as this will be an open forum for our Hilton Head week guests!
July 27
PLEASE NOTE: All courses at Hilton Head Government Contracts Week begin at 8:00 a.m.  If your course is a full-day course, it will end at 3:00 p.m.  If the last day of your course is only 1/2 day, it will end either at 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 Noon.

TRAIN WITH BEST-IN-CLASS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING SPECIALISTS
Each of the courses at Hilton Head Government Contracts Week are led by instructors recognized in the government contracting industry for their expertise. They leverage years of experience to break down complex rules and regulations into information you can understand and apply to your contracting activities.

For specifics, visit the individual course pages to find more information on the industry-leading instructors who will be teaching your class or classes.
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.
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.
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.
JOIN US ON THE GORGEOUS HILTON HEAD ISLAND
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 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. 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.

ALTERNATE ROOM BLOCK INFORMATION

Beach House Resort Hilton Head Island
1 S. Forest Beach Dr.
Hilton Head, SC 29928

You can book your room by clicking here or by calling 855.433.0341 and referencing block code FPP.  Reservations must be made by June 5, 2018 and are subject to availability.
RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM

Government Per Diem rates are now sold out.

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 are now sold out.

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
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.
The Hilton Head Government Contracts Conference is Sponsored By ...
Gold Sponsor

SMITH PACHTER MCWHORTER PLC.
 
SPM is one of the top-tier government contract law firms in the United States. Located in the Washington, D.C. area, SPM is well-positioned to assist clients navigate the maze of government contract statutes and regulations. SPM’s attorneys are leaders in their field in all aspects of government contracts, including cost or pricing data; cost accounting issues under FAR Part 31 and CAS; terminations; suspension and debarment; bid protests; small business, compliance audits; fraud investigations; false claims actions; and claims and litigation. SPM’s clients include major U.S. and foreign defense and civilian agency contractors of all sizes.

Gold Sponsor

JAMIS 

For almost 30 years, JAMIS Software Corporation has been a leading provider of world-class enterprise software. We are still proud to say that we are the leading provider of project-based ERP software, designed by Government Contractors for Government Contractors.  JAMIS customers include some of the top names in federal contracting, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Alion Science, Boeing, Jacobs Engineering, J&J Worldwide, IBM, M1 Support Services, Urban Institute, and many more.
The Hilton Head Government Contracts Conference is Sponsored By ...
Gold Sponsor

NeoSystems - NeoSystems delivers strategic back office services to over 500 government contractors, from small companies through federal divisions of large corporations. We provide industry experts for implementations and upgrades, day-to-day accounting, hosting, financial planning, and reporting. At NeoSystems, our clients leverage best-in-class software including Deltek Costpoint and GCS Premier. With Neo, our clients benefit from our secure, private, redundant cloud that is SSAE-16 SOC 1 & SOC 2, PCI-DSS, MA 201, HIPAA, and ITAR compliant. - See more at neosystemscorp.com.

Gold Sponsor


PwC USA - PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago. As times changed and PwC expanded worldwide, our commitment to clients—like you—never wavered. With us, you’re always supported by a global network of more than 236,000 people in 158 countries with one goal: to help your business thrive.

PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy,  human resources, deals and forensics. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities across these industries. Let’s combine your ?aspirations with our world-class capabilities to achieve your goals. Learn more.
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