Live Webinars
Jan 29, 2019
1-2 PM EST
The New Go-To Model: Managed Network Security, Systems and Data for Small Businesses
January 29th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - The compliance aspect, the cost, the technology, the cloud, partners, the expertise, privacy considerations, what the government expects, and more. Learn what is needed to fulfill compliance while maintaining a robust, secure operation. This webinar is sponsored by NeoSystems.
Live Webinars
Jan 31, 2019
12-1 PM EST
FAR Parts 12 and 16 - Commercial Items, Types of Contracts
2019 Foundations of the FAR
January 31, Noon-1:00 pm ET - This is Session 5 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Parts 12 and 16 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenters Eric Crusius and Greg Hallmark of Holland & Knight will cover the acquisition of commercial items (Part 12) and discuss the use of commercial item as preference by the government. Eric and Greg will also discuss Types of Contracts (Part 16) - Fixed-Price; Cost-Reimbursement; Incentive; Indefinite-Delivery; Time and Materials, Labor-Hour, and Letter Contracts; and Agreements. Part 12 This part prescribes policies and procedures unique to the acquisition of commercial items. It implements the Federal Government's preference for the acquisition of commercial items contained in 41 U.S.C. 1906, 1907, and 3307 and 10 U.S.C. 2375-2377 by establishing acquisition policies more closely resembling those of the commercial marketplace and encouraging the acquisition of commercial items and components. Part 16 This part describes types of contracts that may be used in acquisitions. It prescribes policies and procedures and provides guidance for selecting a contract type appropriate to the circumstances of the acquisition. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Feb 5, 2019
12-1 PM EST
Procurement of Goods, Services on Disaster Recovery, Hazard Mitigation Projects
February 5th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET - Procurement of goods and services on Disaster Recovery and Hazard Mitigation projects- What you need to know PwC and Miles & Stockbridge will provide a background on the procurement requirements and overall procurement environment for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding and projects, highlighting key risks, compliance considerations, and other best practices. This program is sponsored by PwC. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards. States have widely varying regulations.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Feb 7, 2019
12-1 PM EST
The Hiring Crunch- How to Onboard New Hires
FPS Thought Leadership Series: The Hiring Crunch
February 7th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET - The Hiring Crunch- How to Onboard New Hires Join us for the second webinar in our three-part, complimentary series on the hiring crunch. Similar to our first webinar, we will dive into meaningful discussion with our fabulous panel of experts, exploring best practices in onboarding new hires. Meet our panelists: - Evan Lesser - Sophia Marshall - Leah Schmid Be sure to bring your questions.
Live Webinars
Feb 12, 2019
12-1 PM EST
FAR Parts 15 and 36, Contracting by Negotiation, Construction, Architect & Engineer Contracts
2019 Foundations of the FAR
Feburary 12, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Parts 15 and 36, Contracting by Negotiation, Construction, Architect & Engineer Contracts This is Session 6 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. Franklin Turner of McCarter English will cover Parts 15 and 36 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Contracting by Negotiation (Part 15) includes information on Source Selection, Solicitation and Receipt of Proposals, Pricing Notifications, Protests and Unsolicited Proposals, Construction, Architect and Engineering Contracts. (Part 36) prescribes the policies and procedures in these types of contracts with certain clauses and standard forms which would be unique to this area. Part 15 Scope This part prescribes policies and procedures governing competitive and noncompetitive negotiated acquisitions. A contract awarded using other than sealed bidding procedures is a negotiated contract. Part 36 Scope This part prescribes policies and procedures peculiar to contracting for construction and architect-engineer services. It includes requirements for using certain clauses and standard forms that apply also to contracts for dismantling, demolition, or removal of improvements. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Feb 19, 2019
1-2 PM EST
Basics of Price Analysis
February 19th, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET - Basics of Price Analysis This webinar will provide an overview of the hands-on strategies and techniques for conducting an effective price analysis prior to engaging into a subcontract. The session addresses each of the FAR techniques for price analyses and examines how each can be used in practical ways. We will examine the process of performing a price analysis and how this process applies whether you are procuring goods or services. Topics will include:  What is a Price Analysis?  Overview of the 7 Price Analysis Techniques  Conducting Market Research in order to Support an Effective Price Analysis.  How to Collect the Data Required to Conduct an Adequate Price Analysis. This webinar is sponsored by J.A. White & Associates, Inc About our presenter, J.A. White :
Live Webinars
Feb 21, 2019
12-1 PM EST
Preparing, Proposing and Submitting Cost Impact Proposals Under the CAS Regime
February 21, Noon-1:00 pm ET - In this presentation, we discuss various situations that require a company to prepare a cost impact proposals when altering a "cost accounting practice" (48 CFR 9903.302-2). We explore the rationale behind these various types of changes, challenges in isolating cost accounting practices, while navigating through a mire of ambiguity. After an introduction, in which we discuss situation in which a cost impact proposal is needed, we specifically explore: 1. Types of accounting changes that give rise to the requirement to submit a cost impact proposal (required, desirable or unilateral) 2. Differences between requirements for General Dollar Magnitude (GDM) and Detailed Cost Impact (DCI) cost impact proposals 3. The process for resolving cost impacts identified in cost impact proposals Brought to you by CohnReznick This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards. About the speakers: Jeff Witt and Darrell M. Hineman
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Feb 26, 2019
12-1 PM EST
FAR Part 19 - Small Business Programs
2019 Foundations of the FAR
Feburary 26, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 19, Small Business Programs This is Session 7 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 19 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenters Elizabeth Jochum and Mitchell Bashur of Holland & Knight will talk about this important part focused on small business programs. This Part falls under Subchapter D - Socioeconomic Programs and implements the acquisition-related sections of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631, et seq.), applicable sections of the Armed Services Procurement Act (10 U.S.C. 2302, et seq.), 41 U.S.C. 3104, and Executive Order 12138, May 18, 1979. It covers: (1) The determination that a concern is eligible for participation in the programs identified in this part; (2) The respective roles of executive agencies and the Small Business Administration (SBA) in implementing the programs; (3) Setting acquisitions aside for exclusive competitive participation by small business, 8(a) participants, HUBZone small business concerns, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concerns and women-owned small business (WOSB) concerns eligible under the WOSB Program; (4) The certificate of competency program; (5) The subcontracting assistance program; (6) The "8(a)" business development program (hereafter referred to as 8(a) program), under which agencies contract with the SBA for goods or services to be furnished under a subcontract by a small disadvantaged business concern; (7) The use of a price evaluation preference for HUBZone small business concerns; (8) The use of veteran-owned small business concerns; and (9) Sole source awards to HUBZone small business concerns, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, and EDWOSB concerns and WOSB concerns eligible under the WOSB Program. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Feb 28, 2019
12-1 PM EST
Compliant, Scalable Business Systems for Small Business
Feb 28th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET - Compliant, Scalable Business Systems for Small Business DRAFT description- FINAL coming soon ...importance of selecting the right product, what goes into the selection, why compliance is important, how to secure data, and more! This webinar is sponsored by NeoSystems About our presenter, Asa Gilliland
Live Webinars
Mar 7, 2019
12-1 PM EST
FAR Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws
2019 Foundations of the FAR
March 7, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 22, Application of Labor Laws - This is Session 8 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws to Government Contracting Acquisitions. Franklin Turner of McCarter & English will discuss how these laws work into the contracts including EEO; SCA; human trafficking and basic labor policies. Part 22 Scope This part: Prescribes general policies regarding contractor labor relations as they pertain to the acquisition process; Prescribes contracting policy and procedures to implement each pertinent labor law and Executive order; and Prescribes contract clauses with respect to each pertinent labor law and Executive order. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Mar 14, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
The Hiring Crunch- How to Retain Talent Through Continuing Professional Development
FPS Thought Leadership Series: The Hiring Crunch
March 14th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET - The Hiring Crunch- How to Retain Talent Through Continuing Professional Development Join us for the second webinar in our three-part, complimentary series on the hiring crunch. Similar to our first and second webinar in this series, we will dive into meaningful discussion with our fabulous panel of experts, sharing insight and best practices in how to retain talent through continuing professional development. Meet our panelists: - Lindy Kyzer - Sophia Marshall - Leah Schmid Be sure to bring your questions.
Live Webinars
Mar 19, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Part 30 - Cost Accounting Standards Admin
2019 Foundations of the FAR
March 19, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 30, Cost Accounting Standards and Admin - This is Session 9 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Part 30 - Cost Accounting Standards Administration. Presenter William Keating will discuss how CAS applicability works within the framework of the FAR including requirements in certain contracts. Part 30 This part describes policies and procedures for applying the Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) rules and regulations to negotiated contracts and subcontracts. This part does not apply to sealed bid contracts or to any contract with a small business concern. Earn CPE Credits if You Attend the Live Session CPE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
Live Webinars
Mar 28, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
Federal Clause Flowdowns from Prime Contractor to Subcontractor Best Practices
March 28, Noon-1:00 pm ET - As a Federal Prime Contractor the government imposes many responsibilities on you in the management of your subcontractors. One of the most important responsibilities is to flowdown the correct federal clauses to your subcontractor. Without the proper federal clauses in your subcontracts, you as Prime may not be able to meet your Prime Contract requirements. During this webinar, CohnReznick will cover the differences between mandatory and non-mandatory federal flowdown clauses; best practices on how to flowdown a federal clause and which clauses to flowdown based on subcontract type; whether or not the Christian Doctrine applies to subcontracts; and where to find free resources that can assist you as Prime in determining which clauses to flowdown. Topics to be discussed:  Differences between federal Prime Contracts and Prime/Sub Contracts (hint: One is a public federal contract and the other is a private agreement between nonfederal parties)  Mandatory vs. Non-mandatory Flowdown Clauses for Subcontracts and why as a Prime you will want to flowdown certain non-mandatory clauses  How to Flowdown Clauses (i.e. verbatim incorporation, incorporated in substance, incorporated by reference, etc.)  Subcontract Type and how it impacts which Clauses are to be Flowed down and Prime Contractor Responsibilities  Christian Doctrine application to Subcontracts  Free Tools that are available to determine which clauses are to be flowed down to Subcontracts Brought to you by CohnReznick.
Live Webinars
Apr 9, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Part 27 - Patents, Data and Copyrights
2019 Foundations of the FAR
April 9, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 27- Patents, Data and Copyrights - This is Session 10 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Part 27 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenters Terry Elling and Rodney Perry of Holland & Knight will discuss the policies, procedures, solicitation provisions and contract clauses pertaining to patents, data and copyrights
Live Webinars
Apr 30, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Part 25 - Foreign Acquisitions
2019 Foundations of the FAR
April 30, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 25- Foreign Acquisitions - This is Session 11 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Part 25 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenters Amy Fuentes, Eric Crusius, and Mitchell Bashur of Holland & Knight will discuss acquisition of foreign supplies including the Buy American Act, trade agreements, prohibited sources, and other international agreements and coordination. Part 25 Scope This part provides policies and procedures for- (1) Acquisition of foreign supplies, services, and construction materials; and (2) Contracts performed outside the United States. It implements 41 U.S.C. chapter 83, Buy American; trade agreements; and other laws and regulations.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
May 14, 2019
12:00-1:30 PM EDT
FAR Parts 31 and 32 - Cost Principles, Contract Financing
2019 Foundations of the FAR
May 14, Noon-1:30 pm ET - FAR Parts 31 and 32- Cost Principles and Contract Financing - This is Session 12 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Parts 31 and 32 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Presenter William Keating will discuss how cost principles and procedures are defined in the pricing of contracts, subcontracts and modifications. Also discussed will be the financing and payment matters of contracts, including areas such as non-commercial item purchase financing, claims, performance-based payments, and electronic funds transfer. Part 31 Scope: This part contains cost principles and procedures for: (a) The pricing of contracts, subcontracts, and modifications to contracts and subcontracts whenever cost analysis is performed (see 15.404-1(c)); and (b) The determination, negotiation, or allowance of costs when required by a contract clause. Part 32 Scope: This part prescribes policies and procedures for contract financing and other payment matters. This part addresses: (a) Payment methods, including partial payments and progress payments based on percentage or stage of completion; (b) Loan guarantees, advance payments, and progress payments based on costs; (c) Administration of debts to the government arising out of contracts; (d) Contract funding, including the use of contract clauses limiting costs or funds; (e) Assignment of claims to aid in private financing; (f) Selected payment clauses; (g) Financing of purchases of commercial items; (h) Performance-based payments; and (i) Electronic funds transfer payments. This live webinar is eligible for CPE credit. NOTE: CPE credit for attendees is subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
May 30, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Part 33 - Protests, Disputes and Appeals
2019 Foundations of the FAR
May 30, Noon-1:00 pm ET - The FAR- Part 33- Protests, Disputes and Appeals - This is Session 13 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Part 33 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Cara Wulf of McCarter & English, LLP will discuss the protest authorities; the Contract Disputes Act of 1978; initializing a claim; the authority, duties, and decisions of a Contracting Officer; as well as ADR and contract clauses. Part 33 Scope Prescribes policies and procedures for filing protests and for processing contract disputes and appeals. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jun 13, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Parts 24 and 34 - Privacy, Freedom of Info, Major Systems Acquisition
2019 Foundations of the FAR
June 13, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Parts 24 and 34 - Privacy, Freedom of Information and Major Systems Acquisition This session will cover Parts 24 and 34 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP will guide you through what the FAR says about privacy protection and freedom of information (Part 24) as well as Subchapter F: Special Categories of Contracting of major system acquisition (Part 34). Included in the discussion wil the use of an Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS). Part 24 Scope This part prescribes policies and procedures that apply requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 and OMB Circular No. A-130, December 12, 1985, to government contracts and cites the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552, as amended). Part 34 Scope This part describes acquisition policies and procedures for use in acquiring major systems consistent with OMB Circular No. A-109; and the use of an Earned Value Management System in acquisitions designated as major acquisitions consistent with OMB Circular A-11, Part 7. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jun 25, 2019
12:00-1:30 PM EDT
FAR Parts 35 and 46 - R and D Contracting, Quality Assurance
2019 Foundations of the FAR
June 25, Noon-1:30 pm ET - FAR Parts 35 and 46 - R and D Contracting, Quality Assurance This is Session 15 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Parts 35 and 46 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Attorneys Eric Crusius and Mitchell Bashur will cover R&D Contracting (Part 35) including the use of government property and use of Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC). They will also discuss Quality Assurance (Part 46) and cover contract clauses, materials inspection, contractor liability, and more. Part 35 Scope This part prescribes policies and procedures of special application to research and development (R&D) contracting. Part 46 Scope This part prescribes policies and procedures to ensure that supplies and services acquired under government contract conform to the contract's quality and quantity requirements. Included are inspection, acceptance, warranty, and other measures associated with quality requirements. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jul 18, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Part 37 - Service Contracting
2019 Foundations of the FAR
July 18, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 37 - Service Contracting This is Session 16 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. During this session, we will cover Part 37 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati of Kilpatrick Townsend will discuss service contracting, including the requirements of performance-based contracts and the management of service contracts. Part 37 Scope This part prescribes policy and procedures that are specific to the acquisition and management of services by contract. This part applies to all contracts and orders for services regardless of the contract type or kind of service being acquired. This part requires the use of performance-based acquisitions for services to the maximum extent practicable and prescribes policies and procedures for use of performance-based acquisition methods. This part includes, but is not limited to, contracts for services to which 41 U.S.C. chapter 67, Service Contract Labor Standards, applies. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jul 29, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Parts 38 and 41 - Fed Supply Schedules, Utility Services
2019 Foundations of the FAR
July 29, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Parts 38 and 41 - Fed Supply Schedules and Utility Services. This is Session 17 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session covers Parts 38 and 41 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Alex Major from McCarter & English will discuss policies and procedures for contracting for supplies under the Federal Supply Schedule program (Part 38), as well as the acquisition of utility services (Part 41). Part 38 Scope This part prescribes policies and procedures for contracting for supplies and services under the Federal Supply Schedule program, which is directed and managed by the General Services Administration. GSA may delegate certain responsibilities to other agencies (e.g., GSA has delegated authority to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to procure medical supplies under the VA Federal Supply Schedules Program). The VA Federal Supply Schedules Program is covered by this subpart. Additionally, the Department of Defense manages a similar system of schedule contracting for military items; however, the Department of Defense systems are not a part of the Federal Supply Schedule program. Subpart 41.1 Scope This part prescribes policies, procedures, and contract format for the acquisition of utility services. (See 41.102(b) for services that are excluded from this part.) This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Sep 6, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Part 39 - Acquisition of Information Technology
2019 Foundations of the FAR
September 6, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 39 - Acquisition of Information Technology This is Session 18 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session covers Part 39 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Alex Major from McCarter & English will discuss policies and procedures for contracting under Part 39. Part 39 Scope This part prescribes acquisition policies and procedures for use in acquiring- Information technology, including financial management systems, consistent with other parts of this regulation, OMB Circular No. A-127, Financial Management Systems and OMB Circular No. A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources. Information and information technology. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Sep 19, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies, Procedures
2019 Foundations of the FAR
September 19, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies and Procedures This session presented by Gunjan Talati, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, covers Part 44 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. This part prescribes policies and procedures for consent to subcontracts or advance notification of subcontracts, and for review, evaluation, and approval of contractors' purchasing systems. This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit. NOTE: CPE/CLE credits for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Oct 8, 2019
12-1 PM EDT
FAR Parts 43 and 45 - Contract Modifications, Govt Property
2019 Foundations of the FAR
October 8th, Noon-1:00 pm ET - FAR Parts 43 and 45. This 20th webinar in our 22-part webinar series covers Parts 43 and 45 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Eric Crusius, Rodney Perry and Mitchell Bashur of Holland & Knight will cover Contract Modifications as well as Government Furnished Property.
CPE, CLE