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Overview
Defective Pricing’s history began in the 1960s when Congress enacted the Truth in Negotiations Act, now renamed Truthful Cost or Pricing Data. Over the past 50 years contractors’ business processes have evolved as a result of DCAA and IG oversight, and case law. Recently DCAA has retooled to increase post award audits designed to detect defective pricing. Because of DCAA’s defective pricing emphasis, contractors may face significant adverse contract price adjustments and audit assertions of inadequate estimating systems. Peril also comes from IG emphasis on assessing defective pricing issues as potential fraud indicators.

This workshop will provide opportunities to discuss issues and answer questions.

Learning Objectives:
To address this environment, the objectives of this two-day workshop are:
  • Obtain an up-to-date summary of the underlying defective pricing statute and significant case law.
  • Understand FAR contract clauses and when they apply.
  • Review DoD, IG and DCAA guidance and audit programs.
  • Use scenarios to discuss best practices for avoiding defective pricing and defending defective pricing allegations.
Dates/Locations
May 6-7, 2021
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
Travel Info
Standard: $1,375.00
Premium: $1,770.00
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July 26-27, 2021
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
Travel Info
Standard: $1,375.00
Premium: $1,770.00
Register
Agenda
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations
The 2020 Agenda will be posted shortly.  Here is the 2019 Agenda:

DAY 1
  • Introductory Remarks
  • Commercialization of Government Contracts - A Review of Current Trends, the 809 Panel, and a Commercial Item Update
  • International Considerations: Regulatory/Legal Update, Key Risks and Compliance
  • Contract Formation, Negotiation and Protest Developments
  • A Review and Practical Tips for Other Transaction Agreements (OTA)
  • The Contract Disputes Act Has Turned 41 – What Have We Have Learned?
  • Update on Cybersecurity in the Age of DFARS 252.204-701
  • An Update on Suspension and Debarment Activity and Compliance Advice to Keep Contractors out of the Government’s Line of Fire: Panel Discussion
DAY 2
  • Contract Accounting, Cost and Pricing Developments 
  • An Update on the Civil False Claims Act, Fraud and Compliance Issues
Experts
  • Jennifer Flickinger
    Principal, Baker Tilly

    Jen has over 25 years of experience working with government contractors. She supports clients of all sizes with their government contract cost accounting, pricing, business systems, and Service Contract Act Compliance. Jen’s deep experience also includes forensic accounting, litigation su...
Accreditation
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.
CPE: Continuing Professional Education
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Delivery Method: Group-Live Classroom
Federal Publications Seminars is affiliated with West Professional Development and 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 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.nasbaregistry.org.
For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact Federal Publications Seminars at 888.494.3696.
CPE Hours
This program is eligible for: 11 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: n/a
Program Prerequisite: n/a
Advance Preparation: n/a
Method: n/a
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.
CLP Hours
This program is eligible for: 11 (CLP) hours of credit
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.
CLE Hours
This program is eligible for: 11 (60 minutes), (50 minutes)
Travel
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA, 92122
8585521234
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured for the La Jolla weeklong event. For guest room reservations, call 800.937.8461 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Group rate is $239 + taxes/night. Click here https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JOLLA/G-FP21 to make your reservation. You must make your reservation by April 1, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

Government Per Diem
A limited number of Government per diem rate rooms have been set aside. Click here https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/JOLLA/G-FP21/PER DIEM to make your reservation. You must make your reservation by April 1, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.
General Information

Food & Beverage

During La Jolla Government Contracts Week, we will be serving continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack each day.

The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
8886278551
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured for the Hilton Head weeklong event. For guest room reservations, click here. Group rate is $269 + taxes, plus a Resort Charge of $17/room/night (this is reduced from the normal $28/night). You must make your reservation by July 5, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

Government Per Diem

Please note that we have reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate. To make a reservation, click here.

General Information

Food & Beverage

During Hilton Head Week, we will be serving continental breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack each day.