Live Webinars
Dec 14, 2018
12:00-1:30 PM EST
FAR Parts 6, 7 and 11 - Competition, Planning, Agency Needs
2019 Foundations of the FAR
December 14, Noon-1: 30 pm ET - This is Session 3 of the Foundations of the FAR webinar series. This session will cover Parts 6,7 & 11 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Instructors, Amy Fuentes, Mary Beth Bosco and Mitchell Bashur of Holland & Knight will cover competition requirements, acquisition planning and describing agency needs. You will learn how the government promotes full and open competition as well as exclusions, sealed bidding and competitive proposals (Part 6). You will also get an overview of the acquisition planning process (Part 7) and agency needs (Part 11). Part 6 This part prescribes policies and procedures to promote full and open competition in the acquisition process and to provide for full and open competition after exclusion of resources, other than full and open competition, and advocates for competition. Part 7 This part prescribes policies and procedures for- (a) Developing acquisition plans; (b) Determining whether to use commercial or Government resources for acquisition of supplies or services; (c) Deciding whether it is more economical to lease equipment rather than purchase it; and (d) Determining whether functions are inherently governmental. Part 11 This part prescribes policies and procedures for describing agency needs. 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
Dec 18, 2018
1-2 PM EST
CAS 420
Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
December 18, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT - Our presenter is Ryan Koenitzer of RKI. This webinar will cover CAS 420 which includes the following subjects of: accounting for independent research and development costs and bid and proposal costs (420). This webinar also includes a recap of the series. 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.
CPE, CLE
Live Webinars
Jan 10, 2019
12-1 PM EST
The Hiring Crunch: How to Hire the Right Employees
FPS Thought Leadership Series: The Hiring Crunch
January 10th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET - Please join FPS for the first webinar in our complimentary, three-part series on the current hiring crunch. Three panelists come together to share insight and answer some of the most pressing questions related to hiring the right employees in this challenging labor market: - Leah Schmid, VP of HR and Administration at Delta Risk Delta Risk, a cyber security company founded in 2007 helps commercial and government clients worldwide build advanced cyber defense and risk management capabilities, providing strategic, operational, and advisory cyber security solutions. - Sophia Marshall, Government Contracting Job Development Specialist at the School of Business, Career Services, George Mason University - Stephanie Ramm, General Manager, ClearanceJobs ClearanceJobs is the largest career network dedicated to matching security-cleared candidates to government, defense and intelligence companies. Who should attend this webinar: - Human Resources Professionals - Training and Development Professionals - All Hiring Managers Please bring your questions and any insights you would like to share.
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 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
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
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