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JOIN US IN THIS 26TH YEAR OF OUR PREMIER GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING EVENT
July 17-21, 2017
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort
Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Get an All-Access pass for $2,750. 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

This year Federal Publications Seminars will be hosting the 26th Annual Hilton Head Government Contracts Conference.  Here’s what’s in store for you (included in the price of your registration fee):
  • 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 17-18
Review of the federal procurement process with emphasis on the practical, and the keys to success in today's contract world.
July 17-19
The course blankets the spectrum of practical topics surrounding Government Contracting.
July 17-20
Two Concentrated days on how to understand and use FAR in your daily contracting activities.
July 17-18
A special two-day program on accounting principles, accounting systems, and cost principles as they relate to procurement activities with the federal government.
July 17-18
Course includes a special, new component on procurement trends and areas of audit emphasis.
July 17-18
Learn from a financial expert how to successfully manage subcontracts including how and when to perform financial analysis, documentation requirements, purchasing activities, policies and procedures.
July 17-18
An accelerated, advanced course analyzing the unique problems, practices, rights, remedies, disputes, claims and other demands faced by construction professionals.
July 17-19
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 17-19
A unique, advanced course for government contract professionals. Institute considers problems without definite answers and proposes strategies that will inform your work.
July 17-21
This course provides an update to assist contractors in developing and managing effective compliance programs.
July 18-19
A unique, advanced course specifically designed for experienced government contracting professionals.
July 18-20
A thorough review of the cost analysis techniques and price regulations through real world examples, scenarios and case studies.
July 19-20
A custom-crafted program for industry and government procurement professionals.
July 19-20
Get valuable understanding of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regs Supplement in a classroom setting.
July 19
Focus on implementing and maintaining an adequate estimating system to take a proactive posture to defective pricing prevention.
July 19-20
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 19
This course is designed for government contractors that currently have contracts subject to the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and commonly encounter some of the more complex requirements and nuances related to compliance with the CAS.
July 19-20
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 19-20
An advanced review of the major issues and updates of the FAR with case studies and class discussion.
July 20-21
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 20-21
This program covers fiscal law issues for federal government contracting personnel, program, resource management, legal staff and government contractors.
July 20-21
This program is designed as a one day workshop on program management as a refresher for program management personnel as well as a basis for contractors looking to implement an integrated program management system within their organization.
July 21
Negotiations are important to winning government contracts - and to win it so as both sides have a mutual benefit and a good working relationship after the award. This course covers the specifics of negotiating contracts and subcontract provisions, prices and claims including teaming agreements, subcontract agreements, new/contingent hiring, and terms & conditions. During this 1-day course, you will learn the when and why to negotiate as well as basic concepts. You will learn what can be negotiated and the key steps to planning, so that everyone understands the objectives to the negotiations.
July 21
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
Federal Publications' room block rate is $233/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16 and are subject to availability.  For guest room reservations, click here. 
RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
Rooms at the Government Per Diem Rate are sold out.
TRAVEL INFORMATION

Federal Publications' room block rate is $233/night plus taxes, plus a discounted resort fee of $8 (not reflected until checkout). Reservations must be made by Monday, June 16 and are subject to availability.  For guest room reservations, click here. 

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.
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