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July 22-26, 2019
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort
Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • Get an All-Access pass for $2,950. Call 888.494.3696.  Learn more.
  • Basic, advanced, and master-level content explores crucial government contracting regulations
  • Renowned government contracting specialists simplify complex issues
  • Intensive training and networking spread over five concentrated days
  • Held against the backdrop of stunning South Carolina coastal views

All Hilton Head courses begin at 8:00 a.m.  This year Federal Publications Seminars has added more opportunities to network and learn.  Here’s what’s in store for you (included in the price of your registration fee):
  • Continental breakfast served each day
  • Lunch served each day
  • Networking receptions
  • Lunch & Learn presentations given by leaders in the government contracting industry
One of our goals is to keep you current on hot topics in government contracting. Hilton Head silver sponsor, The Coalition for Government Procurement, recently published a blog post, "e-GSA: Creating Opportunities Through e-Commerce." Click here to read.
Dates and Locations
July 22-26, 2019
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for Hilton Head, SC Courses
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The course blankets the spectrum of practical topics surrounding Government Contracting.
July 22-25
Effective, immediate actionable information on contract pricing techniques for contractor and government personnel involved in contract or subcontract pricing.
July 22-23
Two concentrated days on how to understand and use FAR in your daily contracting activities.
July 22-23
A special two-day program on accounting principles, accounting systems, and cost principles as they relate to procurement activities with the federal government.
July 22-23
In this course, attendees will learn the difference between mandatory and non-mandatory flowdowns, when (and how) to negotiate flowdowns with the Government, and how to prioritize the clauses that are flowed down to subcontractors. Attendees will learn to use a flowdown matrix efficiently, and will learn how to educate themselves on the potential impact of flowdowns on their particular projects. They will learn the importance of involving functional experts such as Contracts, Project Management, Finance, Quality, Operations, Human Resources, and legal before and during the negotiation stage to minimize the risk of the inclusion of unnecessarily burdensome flowdowns, and to ensure that they understand the impact of the flowdowns that are included in the prime contract.
July 22
Learn the best practices common to successful IT companies in this new Federal Publications Seminars classroom course. Gain insights on whether to sell direct or indirect. Understand budget cycles, the top federal IT priorities, who to target and more.
July 22
This course is designed for government contractors that currently have contracts subject to the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and commonly encounter some of the more complex requirements and nuances related to compliance with the CAS.
July 22-23
A unique, advanced course for government contract professionals. Institute considers problems without definite answers and proposes strategies that will inform your work.
July 22-26
Teaches Service Contract Act's labor requirements, when they are applicable, and how to incorporate them.
July 22-23
A special two day program on accounting systems as they relate to procurement activities with the Federal Government.
July 23-24
Negotiations are important to winning government contracts - and to win it so as both sides have a mutual benefit and a good working relationship after the award. This course covers the specifics of negotiating contracts and subcontract provisions, prices and claims including teaming agreements, subcontract agreements, new/contingent hiring, and terms & conditions. During this 1-day course, you will learn the when and why to negotiate as well as basic concepts. You will learn what can be negotiated and the key steps to planning, so that everyone understands the objectives to the negotiations.
July 23
Learn the basics of subcontract file creation and maintenance, including the scope and extent and compliant documentation, as well as methods to ensure appropriate file oversight; the importance of ongoing communication to ensure compliance requirements are being met and documented properly; and the importance of ongoing training in the latest regulations and "hot-topics" in the area of compliance. You'll also be introduced to the current regulatory trends facing contractors.
July 23
An accelerated, advanced course analyzing the unique problems, practices, rights, remedies, disputes, claims and other demands faced by construction professionals.
July 23-25
The workshop provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to the preparation and development of the Incurred Cost Submission(ICS).
July 24-25
Welcome to a never-the-same-twice workshop experience! We take your challenges and reframe them through the lens of our leadership methodology to offer alternate approaches for achieving results in the government contracting arena.
July 24
Review of the federal procurement process with emphasis on the practical, and the keys to success in today's contract world.
July 24-26
Get valuable understanding of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regs Supplement in a classroom setting.
July 24
A comprehensive seminar on topics of legal ethics interest to lawyers in all fields of practice and jurisdictions, designed for busy professionals to satisfy their Continuing Legal Education requirements.
July 24
This course examines IP rights under government contracts and issues facing Government Contractors and Government Agencies.
July 24-26
A unique, advanced course specifically designed for experienced government contracting professionals.
July 24-26
This program addresses newly enacted legislation in wage and hour regulation.
July 24-25
An advanced review of the major issues and updates of the FAR with case studies and class discussion.
July 25-26
This seminar is a uniquely rigorous overview of the building blocks of contract language and common sources of confusion. Gain practical guidance from real-life examples drawn from actual contracts in this interactive, hands-on workshop.
July 25
Course includes a special, new component on procurement trends and areas of audit emphasis.
July 25-26
This day and a half cybersecurity course will explore how organizations including prime contractors, subcontractors, government agencies and non-profits can better protect their systems and data.
July 25-26
This course addresses vital issues on source selection, covering the negotiation process, effective techniques and pitfalls to avoid.
July 25-26
PLEASE NOTE: All courses at Hilton Head Government Contracts Week begin at 8:00 a.m.  If your course is a full-day course, it will end at 3:00 p.m.  If the last day of your course is only 1/2 day, it will end either at 11:00 a.m. or 12:00 Noon.




Each of the courses at Hilton Head Government Contracts Week are led by instructors recognized in the government contracting industry for their expertise. They leverage years of experience to break down complex rules and regulations into information you can understand and apply to your contracting activities.

For specifics, visit the individual course pages to find more information on the industry-leading instructors who will be teaching your class or classes.
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: See individual course description page (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: See individual course description page
Program Prerequisite: See individual course description page
Advance Preparation: See individual course description page
Method: See individual course description page
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.
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: See individual course description page (60 minutes)
The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $260/night plus taxes. In addition, the daily resort fee will be reduced to $17/day. To make a reservation, call 800-937-8461 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by June 21, 2019 and are subject to availability. To make a reservation, click here.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.


The government per diem rate is now sold out.  


There is a room block for this location. Rate is $260/night plus taxes. In addition, the daily resort fee will be reduced to $17/day. To make a reservation, call 800-937-8461 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by June 21, 2019 and are subject to availability. To make a reservation, click here.

Per Diem Rate
The government per diem rate is now sold out.  

Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Basic or fundamental subject matter is covered. Courses are geared to general knowledge or can be taken as a refresher.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hilton Head Government Contracts Conference is Sponsored By ...

Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. is a Management Consulting firm that focuses on helping companies do business with the US Government.  Located in the greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, the consultants of Capital Edge have over 300 years of experience providing government contractors with Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Information Systems, Program Management, Contracts Management, Training, and Compliance expertise. Learn more.

NeoSystems delivers strategic back office services to over 500 government contractors, from small companies through federal divisions of large corporations. We provide industry experts for implementations and upgrades, day-to-day accounting, hosting, financial planning, and reporting. At NeoSystems, our clients leverage best-in-class software including Deltek Costpoint and GCS Premier. With Neo, our clients benefit from our secure, private, redundant cloud that is SSAE-16 SOC 1 & SOC 2, PCI-DSS, MA 201, HIPAA, and ITAR compliant. - See more at

For almost 30 years, JAMIS Software Corporation has been a leading provider of world-class enterprise software. We are still proud to say that we are the leading provider of project-based ERP software, designed by Government Contractors for Government Contractors.  JAMIS customers include some of the top names in federal contracting, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Alion Science, Boeing, Jacobs Engineering, J&J Worldwide, IBM, M1 Support Services, Urban Institute, and many more. Learn more.

For the business and practice of law, rely on industry-leading products and services from Thomson Reuters. Our investigative tools, professional services, research platforms, and reference materials provide the trusted answers you need in today's rapidly evolving legal landscape.

As an authority in legal publishing, Thomson Reuters offers popular law book collections, including Rutter Practice Guides and Aspatore. Learn more.

Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is a law firm in the Washington DC metropolitan area specializing in government contract, white collar, and construction law.  In more than 30 years of serving the construction and government contracting industries, the hallmark of Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC is our commitment to outstanding client service, evident in the long-term relationships we have enjoyed with many clients. Learn more.
The Hilton Head Government Contracts Conference is Sponsored By ...

PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. We help resolve complex issues and identify opportunities across these industries. Let’s combine your aspirations with our world-class capabilities to achieve your goals. Learn more.
 CohnReznick is one of the top advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the U.S. Our Government Contracting Industry Practice provides a comprehensive suite of services to assist government contractors with a full life-cycle approach to winning and managing contracts to ensure financial and procurement processes are compliant, efficient and effective. Learn more.

Unanet provides The One Software for Projects, People & Financials (On-Premise or Cloud) that enables over 1,000 project-driven organizations to reduce costs, improve employee productivity, and provide visibility into work performed and scheduled via:

  • Resource Planning & Skills Management
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Time Tracking & Expense Reporting
  • Billing & Revenue Recognition
  • Real-Time Reporting on Project Status, Performance, Costs, etc.
  • Integrated Financials with AR, AP, GL and Cost Pool Calculations
Learn more.


   The Coalition for Government Procurement (“The Coalition”) is a non-profit, national trade association representing commercial contractors in the Federal market.  For almost 40 years, The Coalition has brought together public and private  sector leaders to work towards the mutual goal of common sense acquisition. The Coalition provides its corporate members with timely information, analysis and insight regarding the latest contracting policies, procedures, and programs impacting GSA and VA Schedules, GWACs, and agency specific MACs. Learn more.  Read a blog post written by Roger Waldron, President of the Coalition for Government, regarding the move to e-Commerce solutions envisioned by Section 846 of the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) - click here.
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