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Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
Administration of Government Contracts
This FPS workshop is a fundamental course that focuses on all aspects of effective contract administration from initial award through contract closeout. It is designed to explain the legal and regulatory underpinnings of government contract administration.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
Basic Export Controls - ITAR, EAR and Sanctions
NEW international government contracts course from Federal Publications Seminars in 2023. A fundamental overview of U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-24, 2024
Basics of Government Contracting
Federal Publications Seminars (FPS) presents a fundamental course - an in-depth study of the entire federal government contract procurement process with emphasis on the practical, and the keys to success in today's contract world. The course will provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise. This is also for more experienced professionals who will gain a freshened understanding and heightened awareness of issues, and improved ability to operate successfully in the ever-changing world of government contracting.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
Compensation Cost Management Workshop
This two-day workshop is a comprehensive exploration of the financial impacts of compensation management practices and compensation costs associated with FAR 31.205-6 Compensation for Personal Services.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
Cost and Price Analysis in Government Contracts
Effective, immediate actionable information on contract pricing techniques for contractor and government personnel involved in contract or subcontract pricing.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22, 2024
Developing Cost and Price Proposals
Responding to a government RFP requires a significant amount of time and resources. This brand new Federal Publications Seminars course is designed to give participants the foundation necessary to create comprehensive and competitive pricing bids for government contracts. Becoming an expert at responding to government procurements can take many years. This course, however, provides the basis to reduce the learning curve dramatically.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
FAR Workshop
Two concentrated days on understanding and using FAR in your daily contracting activities. Taught by deeply experienced industry experts, students will develop and refine the skills necessary to apply the FAR to virtually any acquisition situation.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
Government Contract Accounting
A special two-day program on accounting principles, accounting systems, and cost principles as they relate to procurement activities with the federal government.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22, 2024
Leadership Institute - Session 6 - Problem Solving to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes
This is the sixth and final program for the FPS Leadership Institute. It is a culmination of the five self-paced on demand programs and Session VI - Problem Solving to Achieve Sustainable Outcomes. This day long live session led by Rex Marks will include best practices in problem solving as well as instructor-led discussion on proven leadership concepts, and a review and discussion of the five previous self-paced sessions.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
The Contractor Purchasing System Review Playbook - Latest Trends
This newly rebranded course by FPS builds on your basic knowledge of CPSR. The discussion will focus on the challenges, issues, and updates to requirements It provides expert insight and detail through classroom discussion on risks and remedies before and after the review is completed.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-23, 2024
The Masters Institute in Cost Accounting Standards
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.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 22-26, 2024
The Masters Institute in Government Contracting
A unique, advanced course for government contract professionals. Institute considers problems without definite answers and proposes strategies that will inform your work.
Offered In-House
Destination Weeklongs
Jul 22-26, 2024
Hilton Head Government Contracts Week 2024
Join Federal Publications Seminars for the 33rd year of the government contracting industry's premier training conference during July 22-26, 2024.
Topical Weeklongs
Jul 22-26, 2024
FAR Week Hilton Head - 2024
The three courses offered during this FAR Week training by FPS is designed to give you a solid, practical understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation so that you can comply with the complex requirements and avoid pitfalls by anticipating and resolving potential problems.
Public Classroom
Jul 23, 2024
Government Contract Oversight - Audits, Reviews and Investigations
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.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24, 2024
Advanced Export Controls - ITAR and EAR
NEW "advanced" international government contracts course from Federal Publications Seminars in 2023. An advanced course on U.S. export controls and sanctions with practical exercises and content addressing recent developments and more complex issues.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24, 2024
Behavioral Aspects of Government Contract Negotiations
This program will give students guidance and insights into what is driving the decision making processes of the stakeholders pre-award and during the negotiations of a government contract.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24, 2024
Buy America(n)- A Deep Dive Into Domestic Preference Regulations by Agency
A review of requirements applicable to DOD, DOT, and federally funded infrastructure projects. In this course, we will take an in-depth look at the domestic preference requirements that apply to specific agencies. We will provide a general overview of the Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act, and will examine the differences between the BAA/TAA rules applicable to civilian and DOD procurements, including the specific domestic preference requirements applicable to certain categories of items procured by the DOD.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24-26, 2024
Cost Accounting Standards
A comprehensive course in Government contract requirements with key instruction by specialists in accounting and law.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24-25, 2024
Cost Reimbursement Contracting
In this newly revised format, we'll spend two days covering the lifecycle of cost reimbursable contracts and the corresponding regulations and guidance.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24, 2024
Cyber Policy and Risk Management Best Practices and Strategies
Policy and risk management is an important component to any organizations' operations. Documenting issues and developing plans of action are important to managing your risk. This program will discuss best practices and challenges in creating a policy to manage risk.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24, 2024
DFARs Workshop
Get valuable understanding of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regs Supplement in a classroom setting.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24-25, 2024
Federal Appropriations and Fiscal Law
This program is of special interest to marketing professionals, program managers, strategic planners, and acquisition professionals who must track high-dollar programs from proposal to authorization to appropriation.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24-25, 2024
Forward Pricing Rate Agreements
This course is a Pre-Award course as it is an agreement between DCAA and the contractors to allow for agreed-upon (Certified Pricing) pricing of certain products/services across multiple contracts held by the contractor. This becomes an efficiency for contractors and DCAA in the audit pricing function, as it expedites certified pricing approvals.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24-26, 2024
The Masters Institute in Government Contract Cost and Pricing - Current Topics
The Masters Institute in Government Contracts Cost and Pricing - Current Topics (a newly-rebranded FPS course) is an advanced program that is designed to address recent developments relating to the complex set of cost accounting rules, regulations, requirements, and practices that government contractors must address in making critical business decisions.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 24-25, 2024
The Service Contract Act
Teaches Service Contract Act's labor requirements, when they are applicable, and how to incorporate them.
Offered In-House
Live Webinars
Jul 24, 2024
12-1 PM EDT
How to Setup PLCs for a T&M Billing and Revenue Project - Session 2 - How to Become a Costpoint Expert Series 2024
How to Become a Costpoint Expert: Fundamentals and Technical Training Webinar Series
This is Session 2 of the How To Become a Costpoint Expert: Fundamentals and Technical Training Webinar Series. In this class, you will delve into the heart of a Time and Materials (T&M) project and understand what makes it tick--the PLC! Learning Objectives: Gain a complete understanding of the importance of the Project Labor Category (PLC) and its correct set up for your T&M Billing and Revenue Projects.
CPE, CLE
Public Classroom
Jul 25-26, 2024
Advanced Contractor Business Systems Assessment Workshop
An interactive course, you will learn how to best assess and comply with rules related to your business systems through best practices.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 25-26, 2024
Advanced FAR Workshop
An advanced review of the major issues and updates of the FAR with case studies and class discussion.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 25-26, 2024
Contract Closeout
This course will teach participants procedures contractors should employ in the post-completion phase of a government contract including documentation management and contract acquisition strategy.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 25-26, 2024
Developing Statements of Work Workshop for Contractors and Agencies
This course will cover all aspects of statements of work that concern government contractors.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 25, 2024
Managing Flowdowns
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.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 25-26, 2024
Preparing Effective Proposals
Two days of intense instruction on how to prepare and deliver proposals that work.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 25-26, 2024
The Federal Contracting Workshop - Turning Knowledge into Practice
This unique 2-day course immerses you and your colleagues in a series of real-life scenarios by instructors who have lived through these situations as contracting officers, lawyers, and contracts advisors. As in a court of law, every story has two sides. In the classroom environment, we will present two sides of the story in a meaningful but authentic situation, which you and your classmates must work through to find a resolution.   
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26, 2024
Protecting Government Data - Rules and Regulations Explained
This course continues to change as the government keeps a step ahead of bad actors. The course will review the recent cybersecurity history and set the stage for our current position. We will walk through the various statutes, standards, and challenges the contracting industry faces in compliance.
Offered In-House
Public Classroom
Jul 26, 2024
Subcontract Compliance for Government Contractors
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.
Offered In-House
Live Webinars
Jul 30, 2024
12-1 PM EDT
Patents, Invention Reporting & IP Considerations for Grants & Other Types of Agreements - Session 3 - IP Series 2024
Intellectual Property Series - 2024
This webinar, led by Tina Reynolds and Locke Bell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, will explore the consequences of developing inventions using federal government funding and developing IP under non-procurement vehicles such as grants, cooperative agreements, and other transactions, answering the questions who owns the IP and what rights does the government obtain. Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar, you should be able to:  understand the process for reporting inventions to the government and patenting those inventions, and the consequences of not following the rules for doing so.  appreciate the unique IP considerations related to special types of government agreements - grants, cooperative agreements, and other transaction agreements.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jul 31, 2024
12-1 PM EDT
How to Setup and Process the Pay when Paid Voucher for AP and Billing - Session 3 - How to Become a Costpoint Expert Series 2024
How to Become a Costpoint Expert: Fundamentals and Technical Training Webinar Series
This is Session 3 of the How To Become a Costpoint Expert: Fundamentals and Technical Training Webinar Series. In this class you will learn the Pay When Paid functionality and its set up requirements. Learning Objectives: Learn the correct setup for your Project, Customer and Vendor. You will also gain an understanding of how to process a pay when paid voucher for your vendor.
CPE, CLE
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  • Top Quality
    SMEs
    Federal Publications Seminars instructors are nationally recognized specialists in government contracting. They are not only experts in their subject areas, but are proven educators – able to communicate the material in terms you can effectively relate to your individual government contracting...
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    FPSCustom training is developed for you and delivered to you. You choose the time and place that’s most convenient. You also choose the platform: in a classroom setting; live/online; on-demand/online; or blended (classroom plus FPSOnline Subscription). Courses will be tailored specifi...
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    CPE/CLE
    We take the work out of accreditation and do it for you! Certificates of completion will be provided to all seminar participants who attended Federal Publications Seminars courses and seminars following the event upon request. All FPSCustom courses are accredited for CLE (Continuing Legal Education)...
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    Depth of
    Content
    Choose from any of the hundreds of unique FPS courses from the past or currently offered to the public – OR we will create a new course based on the needs of your company, agency or department. We can also provide live webinars or on-demand, online courses. FPSCustom provides robust, practical...
  • Scalable
    Training
    FPS will design high quality training courses designed to reach audiences of any size. There is no minimum number of participants required. Your team will build essential skills and competencies in an efficient manner. FPSCustom gives you the flexibility to build in your own internal requirements in...
  • Cost Effective
    Training
    Your organization will eliminate travel costs, hotel expenses, per diem and lost productivity. Well-trained employees who know and understand the ever-changing rules and regulations in government contracting can save your organization thousands of dollars each year.
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    —Jill, Senior Contract Manager
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    —Hope, Director of Contracts
  • Federal Publications offerings are some of the best I have ever attended. I attended my first in DC, the Basics of Government Contracting, back in the early 1990s. Fond memories!
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