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Have you completed Fed Pubs’ Contractors' Purchasing Systems Review (CPSR) and/or Federal Contracting for Primes and Subs? OR - has some time passed since your last experience with the DCMA CPSR Guidebook? Are you aware of the Defense Contract Management Agency’s (DCMA) modern-day interpretations of and nuances applicable to Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) requirements and compliance with the same? Do you have a CPSR scheduled or anticipated to be scheduled in the next two years? Then this course is for you/your team.

Learning Objectives:  At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the current scope of the DCMA CPSR and the most common deficiencies across the industry
  • Explore the more complex, high-risk, and challenging compliance areas the contractor community encounters in DCMA CPSRs
  • Gather compliance strategies, tactics, and tools needed in navigating a DCMA CPSR with special emphasis on public laws and evaluative documentation requirements
  • Better prepare for the next DCMA CPSR
A Little About the Case Studies They Will Do
At the conclusion of the presentation materials, attendees will apply lessons they learned to several case studies, which will then be discussed. Case studies will be focused on highly subjective evaluative documentation artifacts related to source selection, price reasonableness, and commercial item procurements.

Who should attend:
This in-depth course is recommended for those individuals who are responsible for purchasing/ subcontracting in support of U.S. Government contracts, implementing and maintaining adequate purchasing systems, leading their employers through CPSRs, and conducting oversight of purchasing systems.
July 28-29, 2021
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
Travel Info
Standard: $1,375.00
Enhanced: $1,770.00
September 13-14, 2021
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Travel Info
Standard: $1,375.00
Enhanced: $1,770.00
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, CA and Hilton Head, SC
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Government Contracts Week
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
All other locations
Part 1: Setting the Stage:
  • Historical and Current CPSR Environment
  • Foundational Requirements and CPSR Standards
  • Policies, Procedures and Practice/File Documentation
  • Common Significant Deficiencies
Part 2: Compliance with Public Laws:
  • Advance Notification of Intent to Subcontract
  • Consent to Subcontract
  • Representations and Certifications
  • Reporting First-Tier Subcontractor Executive Compensation and Awards
  • Debarment
  • Defense Priorities and Allocations System
  • Anti-Lobbying
  • Small Business Subcontracting Plans
  • Truthful Cost or Pricing Data
  • Cost Accounting Standards
  • Reporting Foreign Subcontract Performance
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance
  • Combatting Trafficking in Persons
  • Counterfeit Parts
Part 3: Compliance with High-Risk Regulatory Requirements and CPSR Standards:
  • Purchase Requisitions & Lead Time 
  • Commercial Item Procurements
  • Competition
  • Single or Sole Source Justifications
  • Price Analysis
  • Cost Analysis
  • Negotiations
  • Mandatory Flow Down Clauses
  • Split Awards
  • Internal Review
  • Training
  • Vendor Rating System
  • Procurement Autonomy
  • Management’s Attitude Towards Purchasing
  • Auditable Subcontracts
  • Accuracy of the Universe
Part 4: Preparing for the CPSR 

Part 5: Case Studies

Part 6:  Current CPSR Trends and Hot Topics
  • 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 ar...
  • Mike Carter
    Senior Manager
    Michael is a Senior Manager at Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. and a member of the firm’s CPSR Compliance Practice. He is an expert in the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) process.

    Michael’s areas of expertise include contractor...
  • Stephen "Chase" Kunk
    Vice President, Contracts & Procurement, Capital Edge Consulting
    Stephen “Chase” Kunk is Capital Edge Consulting, Inc.’s Vice President, Contracts and Procurement and CPSR Consulting Practice lead Chase specializes in U.S. Government contract and subcontract negotiations, administration, management and purchasing system compliance. His expertise...
  • John Van Meter
    Managing Director, Capital Edge Consulting
    John Van Meter has over 30 years of experience in government contracting. John brings a unique perspective of industry and consulting experience to contract compliance, internal control and business process development engagements. John’s experience includes cost accounting, pricing, internal...
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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: 11.0 (CPE) hours of credit
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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: 11.0 (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: 11.0 (60 minutes), (50 minutes)
The Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Hotel & Room Block Info

Hotel Rooms
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.

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

Hotel Rooms

We have a room block secured for the Hilton Head weeklong event. For guest room reservations, call 800.937.8461 and reference the Federal Publications room block. 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

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.

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

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