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Mar 31, 2021
How to Prepare for Compliance Audits Under Grants and Cooperative Ag - Webinar 3 - 2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Series
2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors
Webinar Description: In this session, we will examine subpart F of 2 CFR 200 and discuss the post award audit requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. We will examine the Compliance Supplement and how it is used by auditors during the audit. We will review the most common audit procedures used and discuss how an organization can prepare in advance to help ensure a successful compliance audit. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be familiar with the audit requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. Students will have an understanding of how organizations have received non-compliance findings in the past and what the best practices are the help ensure their organization does not have any findings. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit. Series Description: Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors (3-part webinar series) Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits.
On-Demand Webinars
Oct 15, 2020
2020 GAUGE Report - Leveraging Technology to Optimize your Business
To help government contractors maintain success and thrive through the current COVID-19 pandemic, CohnReznick and Unanet have again collaborated to create the 4th annual benchmarking survey report. Known as the GAUGE Report, this essential resource covers five key categories: Government Contract Compliance, Accounting, Utilization, Growth, and Efficiencies. Join us as we share highlights from the 2020 Report to help you improve your operations as we focus this year on leveraging technology to optimize business operations. Learning Objectives (After completing this webinar, you will have learned):  DCAA audit trends for future compliance requirements  Financial management best practices to stay competitive  Market trends to assist with creating and modifying business strategies  Best practices for optimizing technology
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Mar 24, 2021
Post Award Compliance for Grants and Cooperative Agreements - Webinar 2 - 2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Series
2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors
Webinar Description: In this session, we will focus on the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. We will examine subpart D of 2 CFR 200 and discuss some of the key differences between compliance for grants vs. contracts. Our focus will be on the high-risk business functions including procurement, time and effort reporting, travel, property management, financial reporting, and subaward administration. Lastly, we will discuss best practices for compliance with the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements, including recommended policies and procedures. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be familiar with the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. Students will also be prepared to adopt organizational practices that will help ensure successful post award performance. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit. Series Description: Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors (3-part webinar series) Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits.
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Mar 12, 2020
Live from Beijing - COVID-19 and the US-China Trade War
Hear from leading Chinese law experts on the latest developments of the coronavirus outbreak in China and around the globe, the "Black Swan" effect on the US-China Trade War, and the tremendous implications to international business and the world economy. In this webinar, the speakers will address: - The industries impacted by the coronavirus outbreak: positives and negatives - The strong performance of Chinese A-shares vs. the worst performance of the US stock market - Foreign businesses in China: current situation and prospects - The PRC Foreign Investment Law, which took effect on January 1, 2020. - Phase 2 of the US-China trade deal This webinar is a sequel to "The Ongoing Trade War with China and Its Implications for American Businesses" webinar which aired on January 29, brought to you by Federal Publications Seminar and Kingsfield Law Office. The prior webinar is available upon demand through FPS.
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Aug 20, 2020
CARES Act Section 3610 Status and Outlook for Government Contractors
This webinar will overview the objective and current status of Section 3610 of the CARES Act. Section 3610 provides opportunities for federal government contractors to seek reimbursement for certain costs incurred related to the COVID-19 national emergency and pandemic. We will address the government's overarching perspective as well as agency-specific guidelines on implementation. We will discuss eligibility criteria, types of costs subject to reimbursement, proposal adequacy requirements and more. Finally, we will highlight compliance risk areas and ways to mitigate potential problems.
On-Demand Webinars
Mar 17, 2021
Introduction to Grants and Cooperative Agreements - Webinar 1 - 2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements Series
2021 Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors
Webinar Description: Program Description: In this session, we will examine the key characteristics that define grants and cooperative agreements. We will discuss their common uses and how government contractors have used this type of funding in the past to their advantage. We will also navigate the various regulatory frameworks that govern grants and cooperative agreements, including 2 CFR 200 (Uniform Guidance). Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will understand the regulatory framework and key characteristics that separate contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements. They will also have an understanding of the advantages that grants and cooperative agreements can provide to their organization. This webinar is eligible for CLE/CPE credit. Series Description: Grants and Cooperative Agreements for Government Contractors (3-part webinar series) Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits.
On-Demand Webinars
Sep 29, 2020
How to Prepare for Compliance Audits Under Grants and Cooperative Agreements
2020 Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Series Description: Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits. Webinar Description: This is the third and final of three webinars in the series. : In this session, we will examine subpart F of 2 CFR 200 and discuss the post award audit requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. We will examine the Compliance Supplement and how it is used by auditors during the audit. We will review the most common audit procedures used and discuss how an organization can prepare in advance to help ensure a successful compliance audit. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be familiar with the audit requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. Students will have an understanding of how organizations have received non-compliance findings in the past and what the best practices are the help ensure their organization does not have any findings. Presenter: Dan Durst
On-Demand Webinars
Sep 22, 2020
Post Award Compliance for Grants and Cooperative Agreements
2020 Grants and Cooperative Agreements
Series Description: Each year the Federal government issues more funding as grants and cooperative agreements than contracts. This trend has accelerated in the past year and seen increased media attention due to the COVID-19 crisis and the race for a vaccine and other treatments. As the Federal funding landscape continues to evolve more traditional government contractors have learned to leverage grants and cooperative agreements to their advantage. In this series, we will introduce you to grants and cooperative agreement funding, discuss the relevant post award compliance considerations, and teach you how to prepare for successful post award compliance audits. Webinar Description: This is the second of three webinars in the series. In this session, we will focus on the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. We will examine subpart D of 2 CFR 200 and discuss some of the key differences between compliance for grants vs. contracts. Our focus will be on the high-risk business functions including procurement, time and effort reporting, travel, property management, financial reporting, and subaward administration. Lastly, we will discuss best practices for compliance with the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements, including recommended policies and procedures. Learning Objectives: By the end of this session, students will be familiar with the post award compliance requirements associated with grants and cooperative agreements. Students will also be prepared to adopt organizational practices that will help ensure successful post award performance. Presenter: Dan Durst
On-Demand Webinars
Oct 2, 2020
Opportunities for COVID Response Funding
During this webinar, panelists from BDO; Rogers, Joseph O'Donnell; and SMI will discuss areas of increased COVID-19 response funding and how fundamental government contracting considerations may be implicated in the unique circumstances of emergency response contracting. They'll also help you identify opportunities and share best practices for meeting the federal government's needs in these areas. Topics will include: USG  Federal Spending Update  Funding agencies  Funding opportunities  Defense Production Act (SMI - Mark Gilman)  Congressional programmatic adds (SMI - David Visi)  Best practices NGO  Funding organizations  Funding opportunities Contracting Considerations  Competition requirements/challenges  Liability  Claims Learning Objectives: After completing this webinar you will have a better understanding of the following: - areas of increased COVID-19 response funding; - how fundamental government contracting considerations may be implicated in the unique circumstances of emergency response contracting; - and be able to identify opportunities and share best practices for meeting the federal government's needs in these areas
On-Demand Webinars
Jun 12, 2020
Deep Dive into Department of Defense Implementation of CARES Act Section 3610
Deep dive into the Department of Defense implementation of CARES Act section 3610 Subtitle: Key considerations for contractors seeking relief for impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic Description: The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have disrupted businesses across all regions and industries and government contractors have not been immune. Congress provided a path for government contractors to seek relief through the CARES Act, specifically section 3610. Government agencies have scrambled to craft actionable guidance for contracting officers and the contracting community. DoD has been at the forefront of this effort, issuing the most comprehensive guidance to date. In this on-demand webinar, we dissect the regulatory approach taken by agencies in implementing section 3610, emphasizing DoD's approach. We will focus on cost recovery, tease relevant clues and cues from contract clauses and case law, and post warning signs where we see potential compliance and audit pitfalls. Join Baker Tilly and Arnold & Porter to explore and map the labyrinth of agency guidance implementing section 3610, from broad pronouncements to complex and detailed rules, clauses, and checklists. Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, you should be able to:  Describe CARES Act section 3610 and its applicability  Explain DoD implementation guidance, including the DFARS class deviation, associated FAQ, and its detailed checklists to guide submission and review of requests for relief  Describe guidance from the Office of Management and Budget, General Services Administration, and other key stakeholders and summarize any pending legislation of which contractors should be aware  Identify areas that are potentially ripe for audit scrutiny and thus should be a focus for contractors seeking reimbursement  Highlight pre-existing authorities, including contract clauses and case law, that may prove important to claims for