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Capital Edge’s approach to purchasing system compliance has always been “one size does not fit all”; rather, our philosophy is to make the public laws and regulatory requirements work for your business model and processes. This practical and sensible approach has become the cornerstone of the firm’s reputation and continues to pay dividends for clients. We offer you the benefit of the collective experience of Capital Edge’s team and cordially invite you join the Government Contract Purchasing and Subcontracting course. 

This is course addresses US Government contractor requirements related to letting subcontracts under government prime contracts and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) compliance. 

Participants will learn the flow of the acquisition process, the types of procurements and the types of contracts, how to prepare a solicitation, and identify sources, how and when to perform price or cost analysis, how and when to request and evaluate performance of a technical analysis, the clauses to include in government subcontracts, , US Government contract unique purchasing related activities and events, purchasing file documentation requirements, areas to address in purchasing policies and procedures, purchasing system contractual requirements, and government oversight. 

Who should attend?

This course is intended to lay the essential groundwork for CPSR compliance in your organization and provide participants with the knowledge needed to comply with US Government contractor contractual requirements regarding implementation and maintenance of an adequate purchasing system. It is recommended for those individuals who are responsible for US Government contractor purchasing or subcontracting, implementing and maintaining adequate purchasing systems and supporting US Government Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSRs), and conducting oversight of purchasing systems. Whether you are the “greenest” subcontract administrator in your company or a seasoned procurement executive, and every level of procurement professional in between, you will realize the value you are seeking by exploring the CPSR foundational requirements with us.

This course covers the management of subcontracts from acquisition to closeout.  Students will walk away with a basic understanding of subcontracting including the following:

-  The flow of the subcontract acquisition process 
-  Types of procurements and types of contracts
-  The differences between negotiated and competitive procurements
-  How to prepare a solicitation, and identify and justify sources 
-  How and when to perform and document price analysis
-  How and when to perform and document cost analysis
-  How and when to perform technical analysis
-  Which clauses to flow-down clauses in subcontracts
-  Other purchasing related activities and events
-  Purchasing file documentation requirements
-  Areas to address in purchasing policies and procedures
-  Purchasing system contractual requirements

Are you in need of ground-truth answers and insights to the following questions?

  • What is a CPSR?
  • What is the CPSR process from the contractor’s vantage?
  • Why does the Government, specifically DCMA, perform these reviews?
  • What does the Government review in a CPSR?
  • What are the current CPSR requirements?
  • What are the CPSR Team’s current hot buttons?
  • Why should my organization care about and be prepared for a CPSR?
  • When should I expect the DCMA CPSR Team to visit?
  • Can streamlined processes and practices result in CPSR compliance?
  • How can my employer enhance its purchasing system compliance?
  • How can I prepare for my next CPSR?
  • How impactful can a disapproved purchasing system be for me, my program manager and the                      company at large?

Still not sure if you should attend? 

How familiar are you with DCMA’s current CPSR requirements? Have you seen DCMA’s current Policies and Procedures Checklist? What do you think of DCMA’s new CPSR Report template? Do you agree with DCMA’s current interpretations and application of all public laws and regulatory clauses and requirements? Are DCMA’s job aids providing the clarity you need to satisfy their expectations? Are DCMA’s hot buttons properly addressed in your purchasing environment?

Dates and Locations
September 16-17, 2019
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Government Contracts Week
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando Government Contracts Week
Day 1
  • CPSR Overview
  • CPSR Objective
  • DCMA CPSR Group Mission Statement
  • Types of CPSR
  • The 3 Main Components of the CPSR
  • Government Players
  • CPSR Group Composition
  • Commercial Item Group Composition
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Historical Context
  • The Current CPSR Environment
  • DCMA’s Desired CPSR Timeline
  • DCMA’s Hot Topics
  • What do we see trending?
  • CPSR Compliance Tips
  • Approved vs. Disapproved Purchasing System
  • Reference Materials
  • The Procurement Function (Internal Purchasing Organization)
    • Signature Authority
    • Procurement Autonomy 
    • Internal Review
    • Training 
    • Management’s Attitude Toward Purchasing
    • Interdepartmental Relations
  • Acquisition Planning and Pre-Award Requirements
    • Make-or-Buy Program
    • Market Research
    • Intra/Inter-Company, Affiliate, or subsidiary Transactions
    • Purchase Requisition & Lead Time
    • Commercial Items
    • Statements of Work
    • Request for Proposal
    • Competition in Subcontracting
    • Single or Sole Source Justification
    • Price Analysis & Cost Analysis
    • Truthful Cost or Pricing Data (TINA)
    • Negotiations
    • Source Selection
    • Selecting (Negotiating) Subcontract Type
    • Long-Term Purchase Agreements
    • Flow Down Clauses
    • Determination of Responsibility
    • Advance Notification of Intent to Subcontract
    • Consent to Subcontract
    • Representations and Certifications
    • EEO Pre-Award Clearance
Day 2 

  • Award and Performance\
    • Small Business Subcontracting Plan
    • Debarment, Suspension and Proposed for Debarment
    • Anti-Lobbying
    • Defense Priorities Allocations System
    • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) Notification
    • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act
    • Procurement Summary
    • Handling Change Orders and Modifications
    • Vendor Performance Rating System
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Subcontract Closeout
  • Additional Requirements
    • Split Awards
    • Reporting Foreign Subcontract Performance
    • Excessive Pass-Through Charges
    • Letter Subcontracts
    • Combating Human Trafficking
    • Counterfeit Electronic Parts
    • Documentation
    • Specialty Metals
    • Buy American Act
  • Preparing for the CPSR 
    • Determining CPSR Eligibility
    • DCMA’s CPSR Risk Assessment Form
    • DCMA’s CPSR Questionnaire/Data Call
    • Auditable Subcontracts
      • What Purchases are Excluded?
      • Accuracy of the Universe 
    • Assessing Your Purchasing System
      • Policies and Procedures
      • Procurement Files
      • Organizational Structure
    • Entrance Briefing
    • Interviews
    • Questionnaires
    • Relationships Matter
    • CPSR Report Process
Anthony Kim
Anthony Kim, Managing Director
Capital Edge Consulting

Anthony Kim has more than 15 years of experience in various cost accounting and compliance issues related to government contracts. Specifically, he is knowledgeable in the areas of government contract procurement regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, Contractor’s Business System Requirements, and Auditing Standards. Professional Experience: Mr. Kim’s industry experience includes architecture and engineering, aerospace and defense, construction, manufacturing, information technology, not-for-profits and higher education. He has assisted clients with complex cost accounting matters, cost representations, business system implementations, purchasing system reviews, expert testimonials, proposal assistance, audit support, and other regulatory compliance matters.

Prior to joining Capital Edge, Mr. Kim was a director at BDO USA, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, and Navigant Consulting. He has also worked for KPMG as a manager for over seven years. Recently, he assisted in developing an annual DCAA conference seminar, conducted training for Federal Publication Seminars, held webinars with clients and prospects on various government contract compliance matters, and served as a member of the National Defense Industry Association Contract Finance Committee in charge of regulatory and legislative updates.

He has assisted contractors and their outside counsel to resolve disputes arising under the Federal Acquisition Regulation, Cost Accounting Standards, Truth in Negotiations Act, and other accounting-related rules and regulations, and conducted independent forensic accounting investigations to evaluate allegations of fraud, accounting errors and irregularities, cost mischarging and defective pricing.


Anthony Kim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from George Mason University 
Chad Braley
Chad Braley, CEO and Founder
Capital Edge Consulting

Chad Braley is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.  Since its inception, Capital Edge has grown into the country’s leading firm, focusing solely on serving both foreign and domestic contractors who do business with the US Government.

Chad’s areas of expertise include the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), agency supplement regulations, Contractor Accounting, Purchasing, Estimating, MMAS, and EVM Business Systems, Truth in Negotiations Act, government accounting requirements Incurred Cost Submissions (ICS), DCAA Audits support and preparation, other regulatory non-compliance support, Terminations, Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REA), ERP systems and risk mitigation.

Professional Experience: Chad serves government contractors ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies with full contract lifecycle support in the areas of accounting, contracts, compliance and training.  His clients work in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, biotech and life sciences, defense and homeland security, education, energy, health care, information technology, intelligence and manufacturing.  Chad has successfully supported clients in developing and implementing compliance controls, policies, processes, and procedures to successfully mitigate the risk of regulatory noncompliance and has helped more than 250 companies successfully complete government audits.  He has also assisted numerous clients in resolving allegations of non-compliance and supported his clients in claiming over $50 million of additional costs to which they were entitled.  Chad has extensive experience in Cost Accounting Standards and has helped companies develop their CAS Disclosure Statements, change cost accounting practices, develop cost impact statements and defend against allegations of noncompliance.

Mr. Braley graduated from the Williams School of Commerce at Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a Business Administration major.

William Keating
William J. Keating has over 35 years of consulting experience, and is a government contracts expert with a strong background in accounting, business systems and compliance advisory for aerospace and defense clients, and other government contractors.
Bill’s areas of expertise include Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Federal Agency FAR Supplements, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Super Circular, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Federal Supply Schedules. He has advised organizations on government audits, business systems compliance, claims preparation, contract disputes and investigations. 
Professional Experience: Bill serves various business sectors, including aerospace and defense, information technology, construction and engineering services, nonprofit organizations, and other industrial and service industries.  Bill provides support for U.S. government contract and grant issues, as well as accounting and auditing matters. Bill has experience with international clientele in Europe and Asia. He has led several, large-scale compliance and operational process improvement projects focused on the special requirements of government contracting, such as: contract cost accounting and reporting, billing, procurement, pricing and estimating.
Earlier in his career, Bill was the Managing Partner of the Government Contractor Advisory Services practice at KPMG. He also served as a senior executive of Government Contracts practices at other international accounting firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He has worked in industry at a major defense systems integrator. Bill began his career in the Federal government in the Defense Contract Audit Agency and the Inspector General's Office of the General Services Administration.
Certificates of Completion are provided to all seminar participants who attend Federal Publications Seminars courses following the event, upon request.
All Federal Publications Seminars courses meet the course requirements of the National Contract Management Association’s certification programs. We are a proud Education Partner of the NCMA.
Federal Publications Seminars is part of West Professional Development, which 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 the 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:
This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
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.
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (CLP) hours of credit
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.
This Program is eligible for: 11.0 (60 minutes), 13.0 (50 minutes)
The Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
There is a room block for this location for 2019 Las Vegas Government Contracts Week attendees. The rate is $94.00 + daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night. To make a reservation, click here. If you call to make reservations instead (888-373-9855) PLEASE NOTE there is a $15 + tax processing fee per reservation booked via phone reservations. Group code is SFFPS9. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 15, 2019 and are subject to availability.
There is a room block for this location for 2019 Las Vegas Government Contracts Week attendees. The rate is $94.00 + daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night. To make a reservation, click here. If you call to make reservations instead (888-373-9855) PLEASE NOTE there is a $15 + tax processing fee per reservation booked via phone reservations. Group code is SFFPS9. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 15, 2019 and are subject to availability.
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