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    The FPSOnline library contains hundreds of on-demand courses covering the foundations of contracting and hot topics in the federal contracting industry. IMPORTANT: On-demand webinars are NOT eliglible for CLE or CPE credits. Wherever possible, we provide accreditation for those who attend 'live' webinar sessions.
Live Webinars
Jan 12, 2022
12-1 PM EST
The Fundamentals of the Trade Agreements Act - Session 2 - The Buy American Act and Domestic Preference Series
The Buy American Act and Domestic Preference Series - 2022
In this webinar, we will introduce the Trade Agreements Act and explore when and how it applies, with a particular focus on how it interacts with the Buy American Act. We will explore how to identify situations where an exception to the TAA may apply, and how to navigate those situations. We will also explore the difference between "substantial transformation" under the TAA, how it differs from "manufacturing" under the BAA, and what those differences mean for compliance with the applicable TAA regulations and contract clauses. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you will be able to:  Understand the purpose and applicability of the Trade Agreements Act  Understand when the Buy American Act and when the Trade Agreements Act applies  Understand the Trade Agreements Act regulations and clauses as they apply to end products, constructions materials, and services  Recognize exceptions to the Trade Agreements Act requirements and when they apply  Put products and construction materials to the test for the TAA NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 19, 2022
12-1 PM EST
The BAA/TAA and DOD - Session 3 - The Buy American Act and Domestic Preference Series
The Buy American Act and Domestic Preference Series - 2022
In this course, we will take a tour through the domestic preference requirements that apply to Department of Defense procurements. We will examine the differences (or no) between the Buy American Act/Trade Agreements Act rules applicable to civilian and DOD procurements, and examine the specific domestic preference requirements applicable to certain categories of items procured by the DOD. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you will be able to:  Distinguish between domestic preference requirements for DOD procurements and civilian procurements  Understand the Berry Amendment  Understand the "Specialty Metals" clause and determine when and how it applies to a particular item  Know how DOD applies the Buy American and Trade Agreements Act to DOD procurements NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 26, 2022
12-1 PM EST
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Other Recent Developments in Buy American Compliance - Session 4
The Buy American Act and Domestic Preference Series - 2022
In this final webinar, we will explore the rapidly changing domestic preference landscape. We will provide an update of recent proposed and final changes to the BAA/TAA regulations, new domestic preference enforcement activity, and will review recent developments and forecast upcoming changes to the laws and regulations that dictate the application of domestic preference in Government procurement. In particular, we will explore the recent Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA), which add more stringent Buy America rules to all federally funded infrastructure and public works projects. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you will be able to:  Navigate requirements set forth in recent Executive Orders  Understand proposed and final regulatory changes made by recent administrations  Prepare for new and increased Buy American enforcement activity  Prepare for domestic preference requirements in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Build America, Buy America Act (BABA) NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 5, 2022
12-1 PM EST
The Fundamentals of the Buy American Act - Session 1 - The Buy American Act and Domestic Preference Series
The Buy American Act and Domestic Preference Series - 2022
In this webinar, students will be introduced to the Buy American Act and the clauses and regulations implementing the BAA. We will discuss the basic requirements of the BAA, and will learn what exceptions to the Buy American Act requirements may apply and when. We will also explore the nuances of the BAA in how it applies domestic preference to "end products" and "construction materials," and what it means for such items to be "manufactured" in the United States for purposes of Buy American compliance. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After completing this course, you will be able to:  Understand the purpose and applicability of the Buy American Act  Understand the Buy American regulations and clauses as they apply to end products, constructions materials, and components  Recognize exceptions to the Buy American Act requirements and when they apply  Put products and construction materials to the test for the BAA NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 25, 2022
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
Contract Audits - Session 4 - Cost Based Acquisition Series
A Crash Course in Cost-Based Acquisition Series - 2022
Learn the fundamental audit expectations when chasing and supporting cost-based acquisition. The breadth of contract audits includes both pre-award and post-award reviews and range from contract pricing through contract close-out audits. This crash course will provide a basic overview of the contract audit process and discuss audit triggers and timing of common contract audits including Contract pricing, Accounting, Billing, Indirect rates, and Cost Accounting Standards. Learning Objectives: In this session, participants will become familiar with common contract audits - both pre-award and post award. They will learn the audit triggers for common contract audits and the expected timeline and key characteristics associated with each of these audits. Finally, they should be able to identify conventional audit risks and readiness strategies to mitigate contract audit risks. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 11, 2022
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
Contract Accounting - Session 2 - Cost Based Acquisition Series
A Crash Course in Cost-Based Acquisition Series - 2022
For cost-based contractors supporting flexibly priced contracts, the Government requires specific accounting controls including cost segregation, labor accounting, reconciliation and substantiation of cost incurred and accumulated in the cost accounting system. This webinar provides an overview of selected accounting controls and shares practices to help manage some of the risks contractors experience with flexibly priced contracts. Learning Objectives: Session participants will gain knowledge about the key accounting requirements for flexibly priced contracts emphasizing the internal controls, indirect rates, and risk mitigation strategies. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 18, 2022
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
Contract Accounting Administration - Session 3 - Cost Based Acquisition Series
A Crash Course in Cost-Based Acquisition Series - 2022
You've won the contract, now let's claim those costs. As you invoice your flexibly priced contracts, unique invoicing and billing requirements are imposed on contractors. Specifically, the Allowable Cost and Payment and Payments Under Time and Materials and Labor Hour Contracts clauses invoke substantiation and reconciliation of costs incurred for both direct and indirect contract costs. This webinar will overview common invoicing platforms, documentation and internal controls used to support flexibly priced contracts. Learning Objectives: Participants will understand the two flexibly priced invoicing requirements and the type of contract each applies; the requirements necessary to support both direct and indirect cost including the final rate submission and common contract invoicing risks. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 4, 2022
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EST
Contract Pricing - Session 1 - Cost Based Acquisition Series
A Crash Course in Cost-Based Acquisition Series - 2022
Cost-based acquisition relies on information from the contractor's books and records including both historical and budgetary data when pricing contracts. When the Government or higher tier contractor rely on this type of information for contract award, a contractor must forecast the proposed contract cost including both direct and indirect cost -- which is represented by a contractor's forward pricing rates. Further, the proposal may trigger certification of contract pricing disclosures that provide post-award audit rights to the pre-award disclosures. Finally, the contract may trigger contractor business system requirements inhabiting the contractor's estimating or purchasing systems. This 1st webinar in our cost-based acquisition crash course focusses on the pre-award phase of the contract lifecycle focusing on contract pricing basics and kicking off our 4-part webinar series. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, participants will be able to ascertain the difference between cost-based and price-based acquisition; Understand the contract applicability of cost-based pricing and the associated disclosure, substantiation, and certification obligations; and potential business system requirements. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Dec 17, 2021
12:00-1:30 PM EST
Exports of COTS Items to China, Russia, Venezuela, and Myanmar - Expanded Military End Use/Military End User Rules
Many contractors are now finding their sales of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products to China, Russia, Venezuela, and most recently Burma to be subject to the expanded Military End Use/User (MEU) and Military Intelligence End Use/User (MIEU) rules of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The new rules particularly impact those in the aerospace, marine, telecommunications, electronics, and materials processing industries. On December 17, please join Barnes & Thornburg for a webinar detailing the key changes under this rule. Learning Objectives: This webinar will include a discussion of increased diligence obligations and common compliance pitfalls for exporters. Barnes & Thornburg faculty will also utilize practical exercises to engage the audience in a discussion of potential strategies for mitigating risks. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Dec 15, 2021
12-1 PM EST
The Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Part 2 - Need I Still Worry
In short, the answer is still "Yes." By now, most of industry is alert to President Biden's Executive Order 14042 (September 9, 2021), and the numerous significant guidance and FAR deviation papers issued in short order thereafter. The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued its initial 14-page guidance on September 24 and has updated that guidance with additional Frequently Asked Questions. Notwithstanding numerous federal court lawsuits challenging the FAR and DFARS deviation clauses, the government continues to press hard on contractors and subcontractors to comply with the clauses. The purpose of this webinar is to help you to understand the impending, and evolving, contract and subcontract requirements and to plan for their impact. The discussion will include topics such as (Learning Objectives):  Key requirements for contracts and subcontracts  Application of requirements to existing and future contracts and subcontracts  Compliance responsibilities  Potential cost impacts and cost recovery scenarios This webinar is designed for business, contracts, compliance, and legal personnel. We look forward to a lively discussion! This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit.
CPE, CLE