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Public Classroom
Aug 8-9, 2022
Administration of Government Contracts
This FPS workshop is a fundamental course that focuses on all aspects of effective contract administration from initial award through contract closeout. It is designed to explain the legal and regulatory underpinnings of government contract administration.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Aug 8-9, 2022
Advanced Cost Impact Analysis Workshop
An advanced and interactive 1&1/2 day workshop for CAS covered Government contractors on identifying and measuring CAS changes to cost accounting practices including General Dollar Magnitudes (GDM), Detailed Cost Impact (DCI) Analysis and precedent setting case law and its implications on the identification and quantification of changes to cost accounting practices.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Aug 8-12, 2022
Government Contract Accounting Boot Camp
This 5-day immersion program covers the most important aspects of government contract accounting. The program is a combination of lectures and case studies to build practical and useful skills to immediately make an impact in your organization.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Aug 9-10, 2022
Changes and Equitable Adjustments in Government Contracts
This is a core course in government contracts and the training will address a wide spectrum of topics relating to government contract changes.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Aug 9-11, 2022
The Government Contract Intellectual Property Workshop
This course examines IP rights under government contracts and issues facing Government Contractors and Government Agencies.
Offered In-House
Live Webinars
Aug 9, 2022
12-1 PM EDT
Introduction to Government Contracts and Associated Regulations - Session 1- Intro to Govt Contracts Series
Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series - 2022
In this session, we will introduce students to the specialized contracting procedures that apply to contracts with the U.S. Government. We will examine the uniform contract format and discuss the purpose of each section, as well as identify the sections that are most likely to give rise to disputes. We will also introduce students to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its agency-specific counterparts, with particular focus on the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be able to:  Identify the unique features of Government contracts  Know where to find information about proposal preparation; identify important contract provisions; and identify critical compliance obligations in Government contracts  Navigate the parts of the FAR, and know where to find corresponding agency-level regulations. This live webinar is eligible for CPE and CLE credit. Series Description: Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series This series will introduce Government contracts professionals to the many unique aspects of Government contracting. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner looking to get back to basics or new to the world of Government contracting, this course will provide a valuable foundation in the nuances of competing in the Government marketplace that will set you up for continued success. In this course, students will learn the language of Government contracts, and will become familiar with the entire contracting process, from registering as a Government contractor and competing for Government awards to appealing unfavorable Government decisions both in the award and administration of contracts. Students will also come away with some helpful practice tips that will help them avoid common pitfalls when performing Government contracts.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Aug 10, 2022
1-2 PM EDT
Preparing for the Future-Planning and Assessing your Contract Control Environment-Session 2 - Integrating GovCon Controls Series
Integrating Government Contract Controls Webinar Series - 2022
Before integrating contract controls, a business must gather a strategic and tactical understanding of the current environment and future-state scenarios. This second part of the contract control series dives into these broad categories to give practical examples of how other industry leaders have effectively planned an efficient integration of contract controls. Learning Objectives:  Define a roadmap from current state to future state  Identify indicators of success and failure in an integration project  Discuss consensus building, stakeholder buy-in and change management principles
CPE, CLE
Virtual Events
Aug 15-18, 2022
Training Academy Virtual - August 2022
Learn to navigate the ever-changing world of government contract compliance. This 4-day virtual Training Academy will assist contractors in developing and managing effective, efficient, ongoing compliance programs.
Live Webinars
Aug 16, 2022
12-1 PM EDT
The Procurement Process - Session 2 - Introduction to Govt Contracts Series
Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series - 2022
In this session, we will walk through the process of registering in the System for Award Management (SAM) and the representations and certifications made in that system. We will also discuss the Government procurement process in a nutshell, as well as the Procurement Integrity Act and consequences for violations. In this session, we will also walk through how to identify agency solicitation and evaluation errors, and when protests may be appropriate. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be able to:  Navigate SAM registration, and know how to search for information within that system.  Understand the difference between negotiated procurements and sealed bidding, as well as the different evaluation schemes employed by the Government.  Analyze Government procurement postings to identify whether a pre-award protest may be appropriate, and determine whether Government errors in the procurement process give rise to grounds for post-award protests.  Understand the protest process and the pros and cons of pursuing protests before the awarding agency, Government Accountability Office (GAO), and the Court of Federal Claims (COFC). This live webinar is eligible for CPE and CLE credit. Series Description: Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Aug 17, 2022
10-11 AM EDT
What is the Real Impact of the SDVOSB Center for Veteran Enterprise (CVE) Transfer to SBA?
What is the Real Impact of the SDVOSB CVE Transfer to SBA? The end of self-certification for SDVOSB will begin on January 1. On January 1st the Small Business Administration will take over the certification responsibilities from the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Veteran Enterprise. This will mean that all self-certified SDVOSB's who are not already CVE certified will have to go through the new process to certify in order to maintain any current awarded contracts that were set aside for SDVOSBs outside of any CVE requirement from an agency. Up to 75% (35,000) of current SDVOSBs are self-certified and have not gone through the CVE process. In this webinar, we will cover the following: -Quantified and Qualified Impacts to SDVOSBs -The failure time line -The Mentor Protégé Issue (Out of the 1502 Approved SBA Mentor Protégé Teams 278 of them are self-certified non CVE SDVOSBs) -The Way Ahead for CVE and Non CVE Certified SDVOSBs
Live Webinars
Aug 19, 2022
1-2 PM EDT
A Mid-Year Subcontract Compliance Review
Subcontract compliance continue to be as dynamic this year as in any previous year. Because of this, many Government Contractors are evaluating regulatory compliance changes that have taken place and how they should accomplish them. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of the recent regulatory compliance changes that impact the subcontracting process.
Virtual Events
Aug 22-26, 2022
FAR Week - Virtual August 2022
The three courses offered during this Virtual FAR Week are designed to give you a solid, practical understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, so that you can comply with the complex requirements and avoid pitfalls by anticipating and resolving potential problems. This is a Virtual Weeklong Course and is accredited for CLE/CPE/CLP if you attend the live sessions.
Live Webinars
Aug 23, 2022
12-1 PM EDT
Performance of Government Contracts - Session 3 - Introduction to Govt Contracts Series
Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series - 2022
In this session, we will identify several issues Government contractors will encounter in everyday performance of Government contracts. We will discuss performance management, focusing on topics such as evolving cyber requirements and requirements surrounding the integrity of the supply chain. We will also provide an introduction to the myriad compliance obligations and socioeconomic programs that are as much a part of Government contracts as the underlying supply or service that is the subject of the procurement. We will also discuss subcontract management from the perspective of both prime and subcontractors. Finally, we will cover the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) - what it is, why it is important, and what to do about unfavorable assessments. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be able to:  Identify effective strategies for meeting all performance obligations under Government contracts.  Implement and follow compliance programs to meet the multitude of requirements in the contract beyond producing deliverables  Address subcontracting issues both as a prime contractor managing a subcontractor, and a subcontractor managing a relationship with a prime.  Understand CPARS and what to do if they receive an unfavorable rating. This live webinar is eligible for CPE and CLE credit. Serie Description: Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Aug 30, 2022
12-1 PM EDT
REAs - Claims and Disputes - Session 4 - Introduction to Govt Contracts Series
Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series - 2022
Program Description: In this session, we will identify what to do when things go "wrong" during performance of a Government contract. We will discuss the circumstances under which a request for an equitable adjustment (REA) to the contract should be made, and what to do if the request is not granted. We will outline the dispute resolution process, with particular focus on how to make a proper claim to a Government Contracting Officer, and what obligations the contractor and Government have during that process. Finally, we will cover the appeals process, including a discussion of the unique fora available for disputes arising from Government contracts. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be able to:  Identify when a change to the contract should be the subject of an REA, and will know how to correctly prepare such requests.  Understand the contract disputes resolution process.  Evaluate the pros and cons of pursuing a claim through the appeals process. This live webinar is eligible for CPE and CLE credit. Series Description: Introduction to Government Contracts Webinar Series
CPE, CLE
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  • Top Quality
    SMEs
    Federal Publications Seminars instructors are nationally recognized specialists in government contracting. They are not only experts in their subject areas, but are proven educators – able to communicate the material in terms you can effectively relate to your individual government contracting...
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    FPSCustom training is developed for you and delivered to you. You choose the time and place that’s most convenient. You also choose the platform: in a classroom setting; live/online; on-demand/online; or blended (classroom plus FPSOnline Subscription). Courses will be tailored specifi...
  • Accreditation
    CPE/CLE
    We take the work out of accreditation and do it for you! Certificates of completion will be provided to all seminar participants who attended Federal Publications Seminars courses and seminars following the event upon request. All FPSCustom courses are accredited for CLE (Continuing Legal Education)...
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    Depth of
    Content
    Choose from any of the hundreds of unique FPS courses from the past or currently offered to the public – OR we will create a new course based on the needs of your company, agency or department. We can also provide live webinars or on-demand, online courses. FPSCustom provides robust, practical...
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    Training
    FPS will design high quality training courses designed to reach audiences of any size. There is no minimum number of participants required. Your team will build essential skills and competencies in an efficient manner. FPSCustom gives you the flexibility to build in your own internal requirements in...
  • Cost Effective
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    Your organization will eliminate travel costs, hotel expenses, per diem and lost productivity. Well-trained employees who know and understand the ever-changing rules and regulations in government contracting can save your organization thousands of dollars each year.
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  • I liked how the instructor could relate stories from experience to the topics he discussed. It helped with the clarification of the material he presented. He is very good at "teaching." I would recommend this class.
    —Jill, Senior Contract Manager
  • The instructor was phenomenal. Great instruction amplified by relevant and varied experience, and he was engaging. Would definitely like to take a course with FPS again.
    —Hope, Director of Contracts
  • Federal Publications offerings are some of the best I have ever attended. I attended my first in DC, the Basics of Government Contracting, back in the early 1990s. Fond memories!
    —Amy, Director of Contracts