Contract management is the process of managing contract creation, execution and analysis to maximize operational and financial performance at an organization, all while reducing financial risk. FPSOnline courses are designed to provide professionals who are newly assigned to government contracting a detailed overview of the entire federal procurement process, emphasizing the practical, the keys to success in today's contract world.
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Basics of Government Contract Accounting
Discover the role of accounting in government contracts. Understand the key cost accounting standards requirements and regulations. Determine the requirements to business and accounting systems.
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CAS 401 and 402
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 401 and 402 which includes the following subjects of: consistency in estimating, accumulating and reporting costs (401) - as well as- consistency in allocating costs incurred for the same purpose (402). Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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CAS 404 and 409 - Unallowable Costs and Depreciation of Tangible Capital
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This is session 4 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This webinar will cover CAS 404 and 409 This webinar will cover CAS 404 and 409 which includes the following subjects of: capitalization of tangible assets (404) and depreciation of tangible capital (409). Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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CAS 406, 407, 408
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 406, 407 and 408 which includes these subjects: cost accounting period (406); use of standard costs for direct material and direct labor (407); and accounting for costs of compensated personal absence (408).
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CAS 410 - Allocation of Expenses to Final Cost Objectives
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 410 which includes allocation of business unit general and administrative expenses to final cost objectives (410). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
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CAS 411 - Accounting For Acquisition Costs of Material
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 411 which includes the following subject: accounting for acquisition costs of material (411).
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CAS 412 and 413 - Pension Cost: Composition, Allocation, Adjustment
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 412 and 413 which includes: composition and measurement of pension cost (412); and adjustment and allocation of pension cost (413). Series description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements.
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CAS 414 and 415
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This webinar will cover CAS 414 and 415 which includes the following subjects of: cost of money as an element of the cost of facilities capital (414), and accounting for the cost of deferred compensation (415).
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Commercial Item Determination and Acquisition Requirements and Process
The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight in to the Government's expectations regarding the documentation of commercial items, the associated market research, and other related compliance requirements from a CPSR compliance standpoint. Production date August 28, 2018.
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Cost Allowability
Procurement University - 2017
Session 6 of 12. So what is an "allowable cost"? FAR Part 31.205 (Selected Costs) discusses this sometimes mis-understood and confusing area. There are 46 sup-parts including advertising costs, bad debts, cost of money, depreciation, manufacturing costs, etc. Learn about these unique costs and whether they are allowable or unallowable.
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CPSR Requirements for Non Procurement Personnel
Despite the fact that auditors focus on the review of procurement files when performing audits of the subcontracting process, it is simply a fact that most of the compliance mistakes happen before procurement professionals are even involved in the process. Since most of the compliance-related decisions are made early in the process by non-procurement professionals such as Business Developers, Engineers, Senior Management, etc., it's imperative that they understand the compliance impacts of those decisions. The purpose of this webinar is to provide these functions with an overview of the laws, government policies, and regulations that apply to subcontracts as they relate to CPSR. The course will begin with an overview of the oversight requirements contained within the CPSR process. Additionally, it will address how sourcing decisions made by non-procurement professionals can negatively impact the results of this review. Topics will include:  The overview of the Subcontracting and Purchasing Process  Roles and Responsibilities of Non-Procurement Professional in Process  Key Processes Influenced by Non-Procurement Professionals: o Non-Disclosure Statements o Establishment of Teaming Agreements o Developing Statements of Work o Source Selection o Socio-Economic Considerations o Obtaining Pricing/Providing Target Pricing o Technical Evaluations o Acquisition of Commercial Items o Conducting Market Research o Establishing Procurement Lead-time o Subcontractor Responsibility o Transactional Level Oversight (Advanced Notification and Consent to Subcontract) Presented by Jeffery White
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DCAA and the Disappearing Incurred Cost Backlog
In its 2017 report to Congress, DCAA stated that it is "back on track to eliminate its (incurred cost) backlog by September 30, 2018". Although some doubt the validity of DCAA's self-declared success, the real question, what is the impact on contractors; good, bad or both? This webinar will discuss the implications including the mutual benefits of more current audits, but also the hidden risks to government contractors audited or potentially audited by DCAA.  Brief description of the regulation which requires contractor incurred cost proposals  Events that caused DCAA to all-but stop auditing incurred cost proposals; hence, the backlog  DCAA actions to reduce the backlog, notably no longer auditing "low risk" auditors  DCAA's historical and current count of proposals awaiting audit and the changing definition of an acceptable inventory  Types of audits which have been deferred pending DCAA's elimination of the backlog  DCAA's future audit priorities and how more current audits exposes contractors to more risks (accounting systems in particular)  "Connecting the dots" or knowing how DCAA expands incurred cost issues (if current) into other compliance issues This webinar is sponsored by JAMIS.
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Disaster Recovery Funds - Management and Compliance
In the wake of recent natural disasters, the US government has supported various emergency management efforts through contracts and grants for goods and services necessary to stabilize the emergencies. Contract awardees and grant recipients are then tasked with managing the various compliance and administrative requirements while performing under the contracts / grants. Join us as we discuss the various responsibilities of prime and subcontract awardees, common challenges and ways to avoid noncompliance.
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E-Verify - Form I-9's Companion
Employment Eligibility Verification
E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
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Emergency Preparedness 101-- Strategies for Ensuring Your Organization Is Prepared for the Unexpected
Many forward-thinking businesses and public sector organizations have some sort of an emergency plan ready to deploy when disaster strikes. However, having a plan in place is only one component of a successful emergency preparedness strategy. Will your plan work in a variety of emergency situations? That is the real question to ask. During this webinar, Eddie Velez of CohnReznick's Disaster Response and Recovery Advisory team, and formerly of FEMA, will guide you through the steps needed to create and implement an effective emergency preparedness program that will help increase resiliency and decrease disruption to your organization. Topics to be discussed will include:  Preparedness Pitfalls - Common areas in emergency preparedness that lead to unclear expectations, communication breakdown, and confusion  All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness - A five-step approach to comprehensive preparedness  A View from the Front Lines - Real life scenarios and best practices to help your organization strategically prepare for an emergency. Don't miss this opportunity to help build a culture of preparedness in your organization.
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FAR - Overview, Systems and Definitions
Foundations of the FAR
Steven Tomanelli, the foremost instructor in the field, will give an overview of the series, discuss the Federal Acquisition Regulation system, and introduce you to the relevant definitions frequently found throughout the FAR. Mr. Tomanelli is renowned for his ability to explain even the most complex topics in a way that is easy to understand. As the only acquisition instructor in the country who edits the FAR and the comprehensive Annotated FAR, he is uniquely qualified to present the most recent changes and relevant case law decisions.
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FAR Overview - Systems and Definitions
2019 Foundations of the FAR
Initial session of the 2019 Foundations of the FAR webinar series. The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) directly affects the purchase and sale of over $200 billion worth of supplies, services and construction each year by federal and state procurement offices. This critically important document is comprehensive, complex, and continually changing. All contract professionals involved in a FAR-based procurement must have a detailed working knowledge of the FAR to ensure that they are getting the best possible contract and that they are in full compliance with all applicable laws. This series is designed to address these challenges in a highly practical and user-friendly way. In this first session, Eric Crusius, a reputable authority in the field, will give an overview of the series, discuss the Federal Acquisition Regulation system, and introduce you to the relevant definitions frequently found throughout the FAR. What You Will Learn This overview is intended to give the relative newcomer to federal acquisitions a general understanding of the origin and evolution of the FAR so the listener has a contextual reference when consulting the actual document. We will discuss the historical background of the FAR, describe when the FAR applies and does not apply, explain the structure of the FAR and how it corresponds to agency FAR supplements. We will cover: Part 1: Federal Acquisition Regulations System Part 2: Definitions of Words and Terms
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FAR Part 19 - Small Business Programs
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Fundamentals of the FAR program will cover Part 19 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Steven Tomanelli, instructor of the FAR Workshop for Federal Publications Seminars and author of the Annotated FAR, FAR Desk Reference and DFARs Desk Reference, will discuss the very important small business programs. This Part falls under Subchapter D - Socioeconomic Programs and lays out items such as size standards; Set-Asides; Subcontracting; the 8(a) Program; HUBZONE; SDVOSB, WOSB, Disadvantaged Businesses;the SBA's role in the process.
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FAR Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws
Foundations of the FAR
This session of the Foundations of the FAR program will cover Part 22 - Application of Labor Laws to Government Contracting Acquisitions. Christopher Mayer of McCarter & English will discuss how these laws work into the contracts including EEO; SCA; human trafficking and basic labor policies.
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FAR Part 39 - Acquisition of Information Technology
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Part 39 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FAR Part 44 - Subcontracting Policies and Procedures
Foundations of the FAR
This session covers Part 44 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Gunjan Talati and Chris Henel of Kilpatrick Townsend will discuss contract terminations as it is laid out in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FAR Part 52 - Solicitation, Provisions, Contract Clauses
Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 22 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This 60-minute session covers Part 52 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Part 52 - Scope This part- (a) Gives instructions for using provisions and clauses in solicitations and/or contracts; (b) Sets forth the solicitation provisions and contract clauses prescribed by this regulation; and (c) Presents a matrix listing the FAR provisions and clauses applicable to each principal contract type and/or purpose (e.g., fixed-price supply, cost-reimbursement research and development).
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FAR Parts 4 and 5 - Admin Matters and Publicizing Contract Actions
2019 Foundations of the FAR
This is Session 2 of the 2019 Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Parts 4 & 5 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
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FAR Parts 43 and 45 - Modifications, Government Property
Foundations of the FAR
Steven Tomanelli will cover Contract Modifications as well as Government Furnished Property.
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Federal Contractors - Many Have to Enroll in E-Verify
Employment Eligibility Verification
As of September 8, 2009, federal contractors and subcontractors are required to use E-Verify for all new hires and existing employees working on federal contracts if their contract includes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) E-Verify clause. E-Verify is a fast, free and easy to use Internet-based system that allows employers to verify the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. In this session we'll cover what contracts are affected by the FAR E-Verify clause and just what is this clause? When do you have to enroll and when do you have to start creating cases in E-Verify for your new hires? When do you create cases for those existing employees performing direct work on the federal contract? Whether you are seeking a federal contract, have recently been awarded a contract or have one now.... you'll want to attend this information filled session. Series Description: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will conduct a three- part webinar series that surrounds employment eligibility verification. Everything starts with the Form I-9, which will be the first session. E-Verify, the Form I-9's companion, will be the 2nd webinar which is a free web-based program that compares information from an employee's Form I-9 to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility. The final session will dive deeper into E-Verify for those federal contractors that have been awarded a federal contract that contains the FAR E-Verify clause.
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Form I-9: Mistakes Big or Small - Avoid them All!
Employment Eligibility Verification
In this webinar, David Basham will cover a host of in-depth areas that will include; do you have to insert `N/A' in various blocks?, the differences in the fillable version versus the paper copy; how to and who can make corrections during a self-audit; how the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division can assist you with how to avoid work-related discrimination, in regards to the Form I-9 and E-Verify, and other `in the weeds' areas that will have even the most seasoned I-9 professionals saying, "I didn't know that"!
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Fundamentals of Contract Administration: An Overview
Fundamentals of Contract Administration
Session 1 provides an overview of contract administration including: contract formation; fiscal considerations; responsible individuals and their roles; Best Value Concept; contract clauses, changes and terminations; disputes and litigations; and more.
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Presented to you by a host of subject matter experts, this webinar will focus on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law and how it will impact business worldwide. Presenters will define and explain the law, give insight into what it means, and discuss best practices in protecting data. 
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Government Contract Accounting and Pricing Foundation
Procurement University - 2017
This introductory session will provide the foundation of the next 11 sessions. We will cover topics including the acquisition life cycle, key stakeholders in contracting as well as the legal and regulatory framework. Discussion of key terms and acronyms will assist you for the duration of the series.
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Government Contract Accounting and Pricing Foundation
2018 Procurement University Online
This introductory session of the Procurement University series will provide the foundation of the next 9 sessions. We will cover topics including the acquisition life cycle, key stakeholders in contracting as well as the legal and regulatory framework. Discussion of key terms and acronyms will assist you for the duration of the series.
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Introduction to CAS
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
This is session 1 of 12 in the FPS CAS series. This introductory webinar is the first in a series related to the cost accounting standards (CAS). The presenter will provide an overview of the CAS and discuss the history and the administration of the standards. Series Description: This multi-part webinar series focuses on the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), their applicability, and compliance requirements for U.S. Government contractors. CAS is one of the most complex, and punitive, laws for contractors to contend with, whether it be for new or established contractors of the U.S. Government. Once a contractor pursues, or is awarded, a CAS covered contract, their profile, regulatory requirements, and audit interest, are immediately pronounced. Simply understanding it's applicability to your U.S. Government contract universe can be an exercise in mixed interpretation. This series breaks CAS down to its fundamental requirements in simple, relatable terms to assist contractors in understanding applicable requirements, but also practical strategies for compliance, delivered by instructors who have dedicated their careers to CAS, and related U.S. Government regulatory requirements. Each webinar will provide the genesis of the standard, illustrating its purpose and move into specific compliance requirements of the respective Standard(s) covered. Instructors will share examples of common "pitfalls"" and highlight areas of risk contractors should be aware of in compliance with the respective Standard(s). The webinars have purposefully been grouped in a manner that will aid in understanding the inter-relationship of some Standards to others. Who should attend these sessions? We recommend this course for anyone that is interested in an introduction or refresher to CAS, or looking for practical insights from consulting and legal practitioners that work with CAS routinely.
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Iran Sanctions: High Noon Approaches
This webinar will focus on the re-imposition of the core U.S. nuclear-related sanctions against Iran following the expiration of the "wind-down" period on November 4. Such sanctions will include a broad range of restrictions directed at non-U.S. companies doing business with Iran, including restrictions targeted at the energy, shipping, shipbuilding, and financial sectors, as well as a nearly comprehensive prohibition of trade with Iran by non-U.S. subsidiaries of U.S. companies. This will be in addition to sanctions the United States re-imposed in August, which also will be discussed. Looming over these issues for EU companies will be the EU Blocking Statute, which prohibits compliance with the re-imposed sanctions, putting companies in quite a bind. What are the sanctions that will again be in effect? How can companies navigate their withdrawal from Iran? What activity will still be permissible? How do EU companies cope with the Blocking Statute? Tune in to find out.
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Other Transaction Agreements - Something Old is New Again
Instructor Jody Reed, will provide a brief overview of OTAs, a description of the key elements of consideration for the use of an OTA, and a discussion of the minimum requirements of an OTA for future work.
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Patents, Invention Reporting, and IP Considerations for Grants and Other Types of Agreements
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
This webinar, led by Tina Reynolds and Locke Bell of Morrison & Foerster LLP, will explore the consequences of developing inventions using federal government funding, answering the questions who owns the IP and what rights does the government obtain? We will discuss the process for reporting inventions to the government and patenting those inventions, and the consequences of not following the rules for doing so. In addition, we will discuss unique IP considerations related to special types of government agreements - grants, cooperative agreements, and agreements using other transactions authority.
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Peer Reviews- Procurement Organization
As procurement organizations mature in terms of their CPSR compliance models, one of the options to consider is the application of a peer review process. Peer reviews are often seen as an administrative task that often times do not add much strategic value to the procurement compliance process. However, there are many models, tools, and techniques that can be utilized by organizations in order to ensure that their peer review processes are indeed value added. The purpose of this webinar is to provide insight into several industry-standard peer review techniques, tools, and processes that can assist procurement organizations regarding their compliance with CPSR requirements.
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Pricing Negotiated Contracts - Cost Based
Procurement University - 2017
This session will focus on the pricing issues related to a negotiated contract. We will discuss Table 15.2, DCAA's criteria for a negotiated cost based contract, challenges in subcontract pricing and the DFARs Checklist. Earn CPE credits if you attend this webinar live.
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Rights in Computer Software Made Easy
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
If you thought there were misconceptions about rights in technical data, be assured there is even greater confusion about rights in noncommercial and commercial computer software. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will address the fundamental aspects of the software clauses, and point out the commonalities and the differences between those clauses and the technical data provisions. Key differences include the definitions of when development occurs, how one has to mark software (including software within a silicon chip), the notable absence at DOD of any clause for commercial computer software and the corresponding use under the FAR of a peculiar commercial clause. He also will discuss the proper contents of software license agreements, how one prices commercial software, and how uniquely-governmental software can be or become commercial.
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Solutions for Fraud, Waste and Abuse on Infrastructure Projects
We continue to see headlines exposing cases of fraud, waste and abuse on large public and private construction projects. In this seminar, we will discuss the role for Independent Compliance Monitors. Specifically, we will discuss the role that a monitor can serve, how they have been used effectively, and where we see them bringing the most significant value. Additionally, we will provide some history, best practices, and real life examples of where Monitors have and can bring transparency and accountability in government funded projects, private commercial endeavors as well as natural disasters. Learn from our team of experts who will share their real world experiences.
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Subcontract Price Analysis
This webinar will provide an overview of the hands-on strategies and techniques for conducting an effective price analysis regardless of subcontractors' proposals. The session addresses each of the FAR techniques for price analyses. We will examine the process of performing a price analysis as well as the importance of drafting a good Request for Proposal that will allow the prime contractor the opportunity to collect the details required in order to perform an effective price analysis. It will discuss the 7 price analysis techniques with FAR Part 15.404 and will explain how each can be used in a practical manner. Topics will include:  What is a Price Analysis?  Overview of the 7 Price Analysis Techniques  Supporting Documentation Requirements for Price Analyses  The Relationship Between an Effective Price Analysis and the RFP/RFQ
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Taking The Mystery Out of Rights in Technical Data
Intellectual Property in Government Contracting
The "data rights" clauses in the FAR and DFARS are some of the longest and least understood contract provisions. But if one steps back from the length of the data rights clauses and instead views them with some very simple, common-sense concepts in mind, the clauses become surprisingly easy to understand and to apply. In this Webinar, W Jay DeVecchio of Morrison & Foerster LLP will explain the basic principles of rights in technical data and clarify the common misunderstandings about who owns the rights in the data, whether the data rights clauses require delivery, when development occurs, what is private expense, who gets rights in government-funded modifications, how to alert the government to your rights and to correctly mark your data, and how to keep your engineers from inadvertently giving up your data rights. IP Series Description- coming soon
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The Buy American Act - Understanding Its True Meaning
The Buy American Act can be very confusing for many of us. It has a lot of exceptions, waivers and non-applicability. This program will discuss the clause that is found in many government contracts. We will discuss the two part test and DoD's partial waivers on certain items. Learn about applying country of origin and impact of trade agreements on applicability.
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Top Compliance Risks of Unqualified Labor in Contract Performance
The majority of service contracts will break-up by labor categories (LCATs) that include minimum educational requirements and/or experience qualifications for employees. This is certainly the case on GSA Schedule contracts, T4NG and many others. By not providing qualified personnel under these LCATs (regardless of contract type) the contractor may been seen as overbilling, which can carry with it significant liabilities. For example, unqualified labor being sold to the government can implicate the civil False Claims Act, which also triggers disclosure requirement under the Mandatory Disclosure Rule (FAR 52.203=13). Recent cases highlight the significance of enforcement on this issue and also highlight the lack of compliance among government contractors. Compounding the issue, is that this is an area that various Offices of the Inspector General have been focusing on in recent audits of GSA Schedule and other contracting vehicles. This webinar will focus on the importance of providing qualified labor and labor mapping for government contracts, as well as the multitude of compliance pitfalls that occur that may expose prime and subcontractors to tremendous liabilities. In particular, this webinar will discuss:  Qualified Labor Determination (Rule Sets) (Who is responsible)?  Unqualified Labor: Mandatory Disclosure & False Claims Act Liability?  Best Practices for GOVCON Organizations for Labor Qualifications  Typical Compliance Pitfall Scenarios Presented by Scott Davidson of The GCO Consulting Group and Dismas Locaria of Venable LLP
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Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors
Trade Agreements Act (TAA) Compliance for Federal Contractors - webinar. This webinar will provide an in-depth analysis of the key issues that contractors should know about the TAA, including:  The applicability of the TAA, including the interplay between the TAA and other restrictions on foreign purchases, including the Buy American Act (BAA).  The standards for determining country of origin under the TAA and BAA, including the differing country of origin standards applied to products and services.  Analysis of recent trends and notable Customs decisions regarding "substantial transformation" of different types of products, including software and other IT products. And much more.
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Truthful Cost or Pricing Data
2018 Procurement University Online
A negotiated contract (or procurement) allows the government to select a contractor on criteria other than solely a formal price competition. The FAR provides guidance for conducting these types of procurements. Only certain contract types can be used such as fixed price, incentive or cost-reimbursement. In this FPSOnline webinar session, learn how these types of contracts can be both a challenge and an opportunity for contractors. 90 Minutes.
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Understanding Overhead in Government Contracts
In order to maximize cost recovery, government contractors must have a working understanding of the concept of overhead in application to cost estimating/pricing, as well as cost accounting during contract performance. This webinar will help accountants and non-accountants form a basic understanding of:  Regulations which differentiate direct versus indirect (overhead) costs  Accounting for overhead costs (indirect pools)  Accounting for overhead cost recovery (indirect cost allocation bases)  Consistency in cost estimating and cost accounting  Forecasting overhead costs including basic concepts of variable, semi-variable and fixed overhead expenses  Invoicing/billing overhead on certain types of government contracts.
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Understanding the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data's Application to Subcontractors
The intent of our session is to discuss the actual applications of the Truthful Cost or Pricing Data requirement as it relates to suppliers and subcontractors. In doing so, we will discuss the following: When does Truthful Cost or Pricing Data apply?  What are the exceptions?  What are the responsibilities of by Government, the prime contractor, and the subcontractor as they relate to this requirement?  What are some of the pitfalls associated with the requirement?
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What is Fair and Reasonable Pricing from a Contract Audit Point of View based upon FAR 15.404-4
From a recent issue audit report from the GSA Office of the Inspector General the following statements were made: The OIG recognizes that it is the contracting officer's responsibility to negotiate and award a reasonable profit rate in accordance with the guidance provided under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.404-4-Profit. For presentation purposes, the OIG used a 10 percent profit rate to calculate the per audit labor rate for ABC's employees. We applied this factor because the vast majority of the sales analyzed were under T&M task orders, a contract type that typically carries a lower risk to the contractor. FAR 15.404-4 provides guidance on profit and states that T&M contracts should be treated in the same manner as cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts, which limits profit to 10 percent. In addition, our position is that subcontractor labor should be treated as a pass-through cost, and profit should not be applied to this labor type. This was then used to request a 32% reduction in rate for the labor category rates for the company. The OIG performed a cost build for the labor rates that were charged on task order contracts and independently reviewed base rates, indirect rates, & profit to determine what the actual target rate should have been. The purpose of this webinar is to look at Fair & Reasonable pricing based upon the above stated approach and cover the follow questions:  Is FAR 15.404-4 an appropriate measure of the percentage of profit?  Do you add a fee to manage subcontractor labor or is it straight pass through?  GSA Schedule pricing structures (CPL vs Market Rates) : what is the impact of true historical rates usage?  What are in your indirect rates? (Do you know)  What is defective pricing?  What are the legal ramifications of defective pricing?
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What's Trending in Government Contractor Transactions
Transactions involving government contractors are on the rise. Several macro trends, including an intensified focus on defense spending, evolving regulations, cybersecurity threats, and foreign investment concerns, are driving activity in this space as well as complexity around structure and negotiated terms. These influences implicate a host of unique legal issues for suppliers of the federal government. This panel will touch on several of these and others, including distinctions between public and private transactions, changing regulatory requirements, novations, small business concerns, and recent developments at CFIUS.