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Overview
This one-day concentrated course on the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) will enable attendees to better understand the structure and content of the DFARS and how it relates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  The course is intended for personnel with some familiarity with the FAR who want to learn about the acquisition regulations and policies that are specifically applicable to Department of Defense acquisitions.

The course will cover the most important Parts and Subparts of the DFARS, as well as the corresponding sections of the Policy, Guidance and Instructions (PGI), and will distinguish between those sections that are mandatory and those that allow the parties some flexibility.  Because the course is structured as a workshop, we will use many practical examples specifically designed to demonstrate how to work with the DFARS. Students will develop and refine the skills necessary to apply the DFARS to virtually any acquisition situation. 
We will also cover recent changes to the DFARS and proposed rule changes when relevant.   Students will receive a hardcopy of the DFARS and a course manual including the presentation slides.

This course will be taught by the foremost instructor in the field, Steven N Tomanelli. He is renowned for his ability to explain even the most complex topics in a way that is easy to understand. As the only acquisition instructor in the country who edits the FAR and the comprehensive Annotated FAR, he is uniquely qualified to present the most recent changes and relevant case law decisions. Learn more about Mr. Tomanelli here.

Learning Objectives: 

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Apply DFAR Clauses to Contracts
  • Correctly use applicable forms for acquisition
  • Cite various sections of the DFARs
  • Understand the DFAR Clauses, the regulation System and roles of the Contracting Officer
  • Recognize key terms and definitions 
  • Plan for acquisition and/or proposals
  • Execute effective market research 
  • Determine Conflicts of Interest
  • How contracts are advertised and awarded
  • Determine methods and contract vehicles
  • Keep up with changing regulations
Dates/Locations
April 21, 2021
American Management Association
Arlington, VA
Travel Info
Standard: $950.00
Premium: $1,345.00
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May 5, 2021
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Premium: $1,395.00
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July 28, 2021
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Premium: $1,395.00
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August 25, 2021
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
Travel Info
Standard: $950.00
Premium: $1,345.00
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September 15, 2021
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Premium: $1,395.00
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Agenda
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations
General Information
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations System
  • Relationship of the FAR to the DFARS
  • Deviations From the DFARS
  • Role of the Contracting Officer and the COR
  • Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts Of Interest
  • Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct
  • Administrative Matters
Competition and Acquisition Planning
  • Publicizing Contract Actions
  • Competition Requirements
  • Acquisition Plans
  • Equipment Lease or Purchase
  • Federal Supply Schedules
  • Coordinated Acquisition
  • Contractor Qualifications
  • Responsible Prospective Contractors
  • Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility
  • Organizational And Consultant Conflicts of Interest
  • Market Research
  • Describing Agency Needs
  • Priorities And Allocations
  • Acquisition Of Commercial Items
  • Acquisition Of Military-Purpose Non-developmental Items
Contracting Methods And Contract Types
  • Simplified Acquisition Procedures
  • Sealed Bidding
  • Contracting By Negotiation
  • Source Selection Processes And Techniques
  • Contract Pricing and the Weighted Guidelines
  • Types Of Contracts - Selecting Contract Types
  • Special Contracting Methods
  • Interagency Acquisitions Under The Economy Act
  • Undefinitized Contract Actions
Socioeconomic Programs
  • Small Business Programs
  • The Small Business Subcontracting Program
  • Small Disadvantaged Business Participation
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program
  • Mentor-Protege Program
  • Application Of Labor Laws To Government Acquisitions
  • Right Of First Refusal Of Employment
  • Environment, Energy And Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, And Drug-Free Workplace
  • Storage And Disposal Of Toxic And Hazardous Materials
  • The Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act
  • Prohibited Sources
  • The Berry Amendment
General Contracting Requirements
  • Patents, Data, And Copyrights
  • Infringement Claims, Licenses, and Assignments
  • Rights In Technical Data
  • Rights In Computer Software and Computer Software Documentation
  • Cost Accounting Standards and Contract Cost Principles
  • Contract Financing
Special Categories of Contracting
  • Major System Acquisition
  • Acquisition Of Major Weapon Systems as Commercial Items
  • Service Contracting
  • Acquisition Of Information Technology
Contract Management
  • Contract Administration and Audit Services
  • Indirect Cost Rates
  • Contractor Business Systems
  • Contract Modifications
  • Subcontracting Policies And Procedures
  • Contractors' Purchasing Systems Reviews
  • Government Property
  • Quality Assurance
  • Termination Of Contracts
  • Extraordinary Contractual Actions
Experts
  • Michael Killham
    Experienced Corporate Counsel
    Michael A. Killham is a California attorney specializing in U.S. Government procurement and subcontracting support. He provides legal advice, training, and assistance concerning all aspects of federal and commercial contracting and fiscal law, including but not limited to subjects relating to Contra...
  • Steven Tomanelli
    J.D., LL.M.
    Steven N. Tomanelli is the owner of Steven N. Tomanelli & Associates and is an attorney specializing in government contract law in the Washington DC area. Steven N. Tomanelli & Associates provide legal services, training and consulting services in all aspects of government contracting and fe...
Accreditation
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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: 6.5 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Beginner
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: 6.0 (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: 5.5 (60 minutes), (50 minutes)
Travel
American Management Association
2345 Crystal Drive, Second Floor
Arlington, VA, 22202
5714812208
Hotel & Room Block Info

There is not a room block for this location. However, the AMA offers special hotel rates. Click here to see rates and reserve a hotel room.

General Information

Food & Beverage
Coffee service, water, hot tea, soda and juice will be available in the facility all day. Lunch is on your own and an afternoon snack will be served.

Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA, 20166
7037080808
Hotel & Room Block Info

There is not a room block for the ECTC location. However, ECTC offers special hotel rates at the Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles (located across the street from the venue). Call 703.537.7800 and reference Federal Publications.

General Information

Food & Beverage
There will be all-day beverage service. Continental breakfast will be served, along with lunch and an afternoon dessert break.

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 Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
7027333111
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured at the Flamingo Hotel for Las Vegas Week.  Visit https://book.passkey.com/go/SFFPS1 to reserve your room. Group rate is $94 + taxes + daily resort fee of $35/room/night. You must make your reservation by Friday, August 10, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

General Information

Food & Beverage

Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee will be served.

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.

Level
  • 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.