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On-Demand Webinars
Jun 3, 2021
Procurement University - Commercial Items - 2021 Series
Procurement University - 2021
FAR Part 12 regulates commercial item acquisition. Selling a commercial item to the Federal Government sounds easy right? Wrong. The Federal Government wants to make sure it is getting a fair and reasonable price and ensure it is a commercially available item. This session will cover what determines an item or service to be commercial and how to effectively support price reasonableness. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar you should be able to:  Identify commercial items and commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items;  Determine how to classify an item as commercial and document commercial items with an adequate commercial item determination (CID);  Support price reasonableness with the appropriate method of analysis (price or cost); and  Understand the DCMA Commercial Item Group's role in the federal acquisition process.
On-Demand Webinars
May 27, 2021
The FPS Federal GovCon Quarterly Brief (2021) - Number 2
Join FPS and Holland & Knight and get up to speed on the latest: on the most recent challenges and the ever-changing environment impacting the contractor and the industry as a whole. This update will bring you a high-level look at developments that impact the government contracting community. From new cybersecurity and supply chain requirements to protests, the industry continues to evolve and the need to understand those developments and their impacts becomes more critical. You can be certain it will be timely and relevant. During this session we will look at (learning objectives): -Areas of increased regulation and scrutiny -Cases and protests and how decisions will change -The intersection of politics and government contracting -What to expect in the quarter to come
Contractor Resources
May 25, 2021
FPS Podcast 17 - The President's Executive Order on Cybersecurity
In this podcast, FPS discusses with David Black and Eric Crusius of Holland & Knight, the Biden Administration's lengthy executive order related to cybersecurity.
On-Demand Webinars
May 19, 2021
Price Analysis: Focus on Market Research
The purpose of this session is to present and discuss the many sources of market research that can be leveraged when conducting a price analysis. Our session will focus on specific real-world tools that are generally available and how each are viewed by DCMA during a CPSR.
On-Demand Webinars
May 18, 2021
ITAR Basics - An Overview of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
ITAR, as it is called, can be a daunting and complex regulation. Its regulations control the export and temporary import of defense related articles and services under the United States Munitions List (USML). This 60-minute program conducted by the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP will give you a better understanding of the ITAR regulations, what is covered, and whether your goods or services might fall under ITAR regulations. Learning Objectives: Upon completing this webinar, you will have learned: - Regulations - What is covered - Whether your goods, technical data, or services might fall under the U.S. Munitions List. - Licensing requirements - Deemed exports
Contractor Resources
May 18, 2021
Enough's Enough: A New Executive Order Signals Sweeping Changes to Federal Cybersecurity Requirements
Akin to the exasperations of the newly minted "homeschool teachers" the pandemic has created, the Biden administration's recent Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity (Order) is a mix of sound logic and utter frustration. The lengthy and sweeping Order is resoundingly one of the most comprehensive national cybersecurity overhauls to date and ushers the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) into a forward-leaning position of leadership that has been missing since its inception.
On-Demand Webinars
May 6, 2021
Procurement University - Truthful Cost or Pricing Data - 2021 Series
Procurement University - 2021
A negotiated contract (or procurement) allows the government to select a contractor based on criteria other than solely a formal price competition. The FAR provides guidance for conducting these types of procurements and the contract types that can be used by both the federal government and its contractors (e.g. fixed price, incentive, or cost-reimbursement). In this session, learn how these types of contracts can be both a challenge and an opportunity for contractors and about the extra steps necessary to justify the proposed price. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar you should be able to:  Differentiate between cost and price analysis and understand the appropriate times to apply each method;  Define cost or pricing data, certified cost or pricing data, and data other than cost or pricing data;  Understand defective pricing and how to prevent it; and  Utilize the six-step process to develop a compliance process that fits the needs of your firm.
On-Demand Webinars
May 4, 2021
Advanced Indirect Rates for Government Contracting
Join CohnReznick's government contracting professionals for a complimentary webinar on advanced indirect rate topics. Designed for government contracting professionals at all levels, the content will cover FAR and CAS requirements for indirect rates, service centers, unallowable cost controls, full cost recovery best practices, and a discussion of the impact of PPP loan forgiveness on indirect rates. Learning Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:  Comprehend the FAR and CAS requirements relative to indirect rates  Understand service centers  Consider options for unallowable cost controls  Recognize best practices for achieving full cost recovery on government contracts  Grasp the impact of PPP loan forgiveness on indirect rates Presenters: Kristen Soles, CPA, Partner and Government Contracting Practice Leader, CohnReznick LLP Caleb Weber, CPA, Manager, Government Contracting Practice, CohnReznick LLP
Contractor Resources
May 3, 2021
FPS Podcast 16 - 3 Things GSA Schedule Contractors Need to Know Now
In this FPS Podcast, FPS talks to Larry Allen of Allen Federal Business Partners about GSA Schedule Contracts for 2021 and beyond. Larry provides insights on both opportunities and challenges facing Federal Government Contractors.
On-Demand Webinars
Apr 29, 2021
Understanding Service Contract Act (SCA) / Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) Health & Welfare Requirements
During this presentation, we will be covering what federal contractors should look out for when they have employees and contracts subject to Service Contract Act (SCA) or Davis-Bacon Act, and what their compliant options are. In addition, we will highlight the advantages Government Contractors receive when outsourcing the H&W Benefit administration to a third party administrator. Government Contractors are able to reduce their health costs and reduce their administrative burden of fringe compliance, ACA reporting, and hour tracking. About FCE Benefit Administrators: FCE Benefits is the leading provider of Health & Welfare benefit solutions to employers operating in the complex regulatory environment of government contracting. As a Third Party Administrator (TPA), we've built our business around the unique challenges of providing comprehensive benefit plans to hourly and contract employees. FCE administers cost effective fringe benefit plans and we specialize in designing, implementing and administering those plans.