FPS live webinars are created for individuals and organizations who seek to grow professionally and stay current and compliant in the world of government contracting. Through our leading instructors, we present the best of government contracts training, offering opportunity to anyone who wants to achieve and grow.

Live webinars are generally one hour in length, covering topics in all areas of government contracting. We offer anywhere from five to ten new, live webinars per month.

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Many of our live webinars are accredited for CLE and CPE and have an enrollment fee associated with them. The cost of accredited webinars is $149/person/webinar.  You can purchase live webinars individually or purchase an FPSOnline Subscription, where all upcoming live webinars can be viewed for $595/person/year.  Learn more >>
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Accounting System Requirements
2018 Procurement University Online
This is session 7 in the Procurement University series. Presented by Capital Edge Consulting. Session 7 of 9. As a contractor, you may be subject to certain requirements related to your accounting systems. This program will cover the Pre-Award Survey of Prospective Contractor - Accounting System (Standard Form 1408) as well as the DFARS Accounting System Rule including Timekeeping, Labor Distribution and Billing.
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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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Changes in the Work- Key Aspects of the Public and Private Contract Changes Clauses
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
The final installment in the construction contract webinar series, this program provides a thorough analysis of changes in the scope of the work. Coverage includes both the substantive aspects such as entitlement to a claim for additional cost or time of performance, and administrative aspects such as notice, documentation, pass-through and payment bond issues. The focus of the webinar is recognition of change events and how to mitigate the risk of delays and payment claims from the sometimes disparate perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractor. 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. Presented by James Newland. The Advanced Webinar Series on Construction Contracts and Risk Management. This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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Estimating System Requirements
2018 Procurement University Online
Session 8 of 9. This session on Estimating Systems will discuss impacts of estimating systems on the accounting and pricing functions. We will cover the Estimating System adequacy criteria contained in the DFARS business systems rule, and what DCAA looks for in the audit process.
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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 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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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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Prosecution and Defense of Government Construction Contract Claims
Construction Contracts and Risk Management
Claims against the government on federal government construction contracts is a normal aspect of public construction projects. This webinar analyzes the types of claims arising on government construction projects and the methods of proof and presentation of the claim in mediation or litigation. Issues of entitlement and quantum are covered along with the categories of cost and the records used in the factual presentation and calculation of delays and damages, the use of expert witnesses, and consideration of the contract clauses as they impact the interests of the general contractor and subcontractor. The course concludes with a discussion of the substantive and procedural aspects of the claims and modifications to contract clauses to address the assignment of risk. Presented by James Newland. Series Description: The Advanced Webinar Series on Construction Contracts and Risk Management. This fourteen-part webinar series is a deep dive into construction contracts, claims and risk management as it presents and analyzes the risks that arise on construction projects, the contract clauses and drafting considerations in allocating those risks, and the claims and disputes methods and procedures used in documenting, presenting, mediating, arbitrating or litigating the claims when they arise. Along the way, the course presents and analyzes those topics from the perspective of the owner, general contractor and subcontractors operating on public or private construction projects. The topics are presented from both a legal and practical standpoint and the program discusses the substantive and administrative aspects of the key clauses, risks and claims prevalent on public and private construction projects.
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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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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.