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This one-day fast-paced seminar provides new as well as existing government contractors with a fundamental understanding of contract oversight including audits and other reviews which test a contractor for compliance with solicitation clauses or contract clauses.   This concentrated will link compliance with timing, pre-award versus post-award, as well connecting compliance with the various government agencies and in some cases private (non-government) firms with oversight/audit roles and responsibilities.        

Learning Objectives:
  • After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the significance of contract types linked to audit/compliance exposure
  • Distinguish audits from investigations and other compliance reviews
  • Understand the oversight role of prime contractors vis-à-vis subcontracts
  • Understand how DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency) evaluates contractor accounting system
  • Understand and differentiate the Government approach to pre-award compliance from post-award compliance
  • Focus on the most common compliance challenges and risks
  • Have a basic understanding of the processes and alternatives for resolving audit and other oversight issues
  • Anticipate audit requests for data and information and develop contractor response strategies
May 5, 2021
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Premium: $1,395.00
September 14, 2021
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Premium: $1,395.00
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Schedule for La Jolla, CA and Las Vegas, NV
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule for All Other Locations

1.    Government Contracting and the Agencies Responsible for Compliance Oversight
       a.    OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance and Programs
       b.    GAO (General Accountability Office)
       c.    OIG (Office of Inspector General)
      d.    DCAA (Defense Contract Audit Agency)
      e.    DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency)
      f.    Civilian Agency Contract Pricing and Contract Administration
      g.    IPAs (Independent Public Accountants)
      h.    Prime contractors (with respect to subcontract administration)

2.    Government Solicitations and Prospective Contractor Compliance
       a.    Contractor proposals: adequacy determinations
       b.    Contract type and Government Cost or Price Analysis
       c.    Audits versus Cost or Price Analysis 
       d.    Certified or other-than certified cost or pricing data
       e.    Updating cost or pricing data and TINA (Truth in Negotiations Act)
       f.    Government access to contractor or subcontractor records
      g.    Estimating Systems and mapping contractor data to solicitation specific requirement
      h.    Access to Government cost analysis or audit results

3.    Government Contracts and Government Oversight “Real-time”
       a.    Contract-type and Government access to records
       b.    Provisional billing rates
       c.    Public vouchers and pre-payment or post-payment audits
       d.    Floor-checks or employee interviews
       e.    Direct materials verification
       f.    Accounting Systems: major or non-major contractor

4.     Government Contracts and Government Oversight “After-the-Fact”
        a.    Indirect Cost Proposals.
               1.    Timing and Format
               2.    High-risk or Low-risk classification
               3.    Audits’ risk assessment and planning 
               4.    Audit execution and interim communications
               5.    Direct versus Indirect Costs
               6.    FAR Part 31 Cost Principles, DCAA Interpretations, and penalties for expressly unallowable costs
               7.    Audit results and issue resolution (Including examples of direct or indirect cost issues)
               8.    Final indirect rate agreement letters
               9.    Contract Disputes Act or when all else fails
         b.    Contract close-out
                1.    Linking the ICP Schedule I to Contract Close-out
                2.    Prime Contractor Responsibility for subcontracts
                3.    Final vouchers, contractor releases, and Government property
                4.    Final payment and records retention

5.    Government Contract Oversight:  Other than Audits
       a.    Business Systems (DCMA)
       b.    Investigations: Contractor “Voluntary” Disclosures
       c.    Investigations Government Initiated or Qui Tams

6.    Government Oversight or Audits Atypical Situations
       a.    Post-award audits for TINA Compliance
       b.    Requests for Equitable Adjustment
       c.    Terminations
       d.    CAS (Cost Accounting Administration) including Disclosure Statements and Cost-impacts. 

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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
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CPE Hours
This program is eligible for: 6.00 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Intermediate
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
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: 6.00 (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: 5.50 (60 minutes), (50 minutes)
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA, 92122
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 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 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
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured at the Flamingo Hotel for Las Vegas Week.  Visit 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.

  • 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.