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Who should attend:

• Newly hired professionals in all government contracting roles at all levels and all sizes of organizations

• Business and organizations who are exploring or have acquired a government contract either as a prime contractor or a subcontractor

• Specialists who have been working in limited areas of procurement, those who have not had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the total picture.

• Experienced professionals needing an effective refresher, to be brought up to date on new rules, new procedures, new rights, and new remedies

 

What you will learn:

Basics of Government Contracting is a comprehensive three day review of the entire federal procurement process, from start to finish, emphasizing the practical, the keys to success in today's contract world. Special emphasis will be placed on the impact of the Acquisition Streamlining Statutes and the implementing regulations on procurement activities.

This is a fundamental course in government contracting covering, in critical point fashion, the key elements you need to function effectively in today's federal procurement world. Further, the program covers a comprehensive amount of ground in an easily digestible manner in clear, concise terms you can swiftly apply to your individual work and operations.

Over the course of three days, you will receive a grounding in:

• History

• Statutes and Regulations

• Terminology

• Procedures and Players

• Bid Protests

• Changes

• Types of Contracts

• Federal Acquisition Regulation

• Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement

• Major Cases

• Claims and Adjustments

And much more....

It is a truism in education that basic courses should be taught by the best teachers, by professionals who have the ability to explain clearly and to maintain the students' interest. Our course faculty, you will find, meets these standards. Further, they have the additional advantage of speaking from experience, since each is a specialist involved daily in procurement matters. Our instructors continually earn high marks for their ability to teach and knowledge they convey for both our courses and within their own careers.

Dates and Locations
October 23-25, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1350
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December 10-12, 2018
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1350
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December 10-12, 2018
The Westin San Diego
San Diego, CA
$1350
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January 28-30, 2019
Executive Conference and Training Center (ECTC)
Sterling, VA
$1350
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February 25-27, 2019
Platinum Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
$1350
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March 18-20, 2019
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, FL
$1450
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April 8-10, 2019
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1350
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May 6-8, 2019
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
La Jolla, CA
$1450
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June 12-14, 2019
Hyatt Regency Boston
Boston, MA
$1350
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July 24-26, 2019
The Westin Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island, SC
$1450
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September 16-18, 2019
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
$1450
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October 21-23, 2019
DC Metro Area - TBA
DC Metro Area, VA
$1350
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December 9-11, 2019
Executive Conference and Training Center
Sterling, VA
$1350
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December 9-11, 2019
San Diego, CA - TBA
San Diego, CA
$1350
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DAILY SCHEDULE
Day 1
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Diego, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Long Beach, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Seattle, WA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Las Vegas Platinum Hotel
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Atlanta, GA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston, MA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arlington, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sterling, VA
 
Day 2
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Diego, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Seattle, WA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Long Beach, CA
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Las Vegas Platinum Hotel
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Atlanta, GA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston, MA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sterling, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arlington, VA
 
Day 3
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
San Diego, CA
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
San Francisco, CA
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Long Beach, CA
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Seattle, WA
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Las Vegas Platinum Hotel
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Atlanta, GA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McLean, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Boston, MA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Minneapolis, MN
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sterling, VA
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Arlington, VA
BASICS OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING COURSE CURRICULUM
  1. The Setting
    1. Legislative Branch
    2. Executive Branch
    3. Judicial Branch
    4. Regulations
      1. Federal Acquisition Regulation
      2. Agency regulation
      3. Deviations
    5. Purchasing Offices
    6. The Procurement Process
      1. Establishing requirements
      2. Procurement methods
      3. Soliciting sources
      4. Government representative activities
  2. Sealed Bidding
    1. Invitation for Bids
    2. Correcting IFB Deficiencies
    3. Bid Preparation
      1. Instructions to bidders
      2. The complete package
      3. Formulating price quotes
      4. Acknowledging amendments
      5. Aids outside bid package
    4. Bid Opening
      1. Procedures
      2. Late bids
    5. Eligibility For Award
      1. Bid responsiveness
      2. Responsibility of bidders
      3. Mistakes in bids
      4. Bid protests
    6. Issuance of Award
    7. Two-Step Sealed Bidding
  3. Competitive Negotiation
    1. Conditions Permitting Competitive Proposals
    2. Requests for Proposals or Quotations
    3. Response Preparation
    4. Timeliness of Response
    5. Written/Oral Discussions
    6. Best and Final Offers
    7. Contract Types
      1. Fixed price
      2. Cost reimbursement
      3. Other types
    8. Post Award Notice and Debriefing
    9. Protests
  4. Costs
    1. Cost Principles
      1. Applicability
      2. Allowability
      3. Reasonableness
    2. Cost Accounting Standards
      1. Applicability
      2. Exemptions and waivers
      3. Contractor obligations
    3. Defective Pricing
      1. Requirements
      2. Submitting certified data
      3. Government recovery for defective data
    4. Government Audit Rights
  5. Specifications
    1. Design vs. Performance
    2. Purpose
    3. Types
    4. Deviations and Waivers
    5. Standards and Descriptions
    6. Availability of Specifications and Standards
    7. Qualified Products
    8. Government Warranty of Specifications
    9. Impossibility of Performance
      1. Contract interpretation rules
      2. Assumption of risk
      3. Actual and practical impossibility
    10. Remedies for Specification Problems
  6. Inspections and Warranties
    1. The Inspection Process
    2. Inspection Clauses
    3. Government Inspection
    4. Contractor Inspection
    5. Rejection and Correction
    6. Acceptance
      1. Conclusiveness
      2. Implied acceptance
      3. Exceptions to conclusiveness
    7. Warranties
      1. Implied
      2. Express
      3. Effect of warranties
  7. Contract Changes
    1. Standard Clauses
      1. Fixed-price contracts
      2. Cost reimbursement contracts
    2. Authority for Changes
    3. Contractor Duty to Proceed
    4. Value Engineering Clauses
    5. Formal Change Orders
      1. Contractor proposed
      2. Government originated
      3. Issuing changes
    6. Constructive Changes
      1. Government acts
      2. Defective specifications
      3. Nondisclosure of vital information
      4. Construction acceleration
  8. Differing Site Conditions
    1. Standard Clause
    2. Notice
    3. Conditions Covered and Not Covered
    4. Site Availability
    5. Site Investigation Duty
    6. General Disclaimers
  9. Subcontract Basics
    1. Nature of Subcontracts
    2. Privity
    3. Subcontractor Remedies
      1. Disputes procedures
      2. Other procedures
    4. Government Control
  10. Terms and Conditions
    1. Influence of the UCC
    2. Effect of Government Clauses
    3. Subcontract Clauses
  11. Claims Before the Contracting Officer
    1. Assertion of Claims
    2. Certification Requirements
    3. Fraudulent Claims
    4. Final Decision
      1. Content and timing
      2. Importance
    5. Extraordinary Contractual Relief
      1. Types of relief
      2. Relief procedures
      3. Petitions and decisions
  12. Terminations for Default
    1. Nature of Default Termination
    2. Bases for Default
      1. Failure to timely perform or meet specifications
      2. Failure to make progress
      3. Failure to otherwise perform
    3. Incorrect Default Basis
    4. Excusable Delays
    5. Waiver of Delivery Date
    6. Contractor Liability
    7. Contesting Default Termination
  13. Terminations for Convenience
    1. Nature of Convenience Termination
    2. Methods of Termination
    3. Termination Procedures
    4. Contractor Recovery
      1. Procedures
      2. Limitations
      3. Cost principles
      4. Special termination costs
      5. Settlement expenses
      6. Subcontractor claims
      7. Profit
      8. Loss contracts
    5. Partial Terminations
  14. Delays and Suspensions
    1. Delay Under Default Clause
      1. Excusable delay concept
      2. Weather and labor delays
      3. Concurrent delays
    2. Suspension of Work Clause
      1. Affirmative suspensions
      2. Constructive suspensions
      3. Recoverable costs
      4. Notice requirements
  15. Liquidated Damages
    1. Standard Clause
    2. Enforceability Criteria
    3. Contractor Defenses
    4. Measuring Assessment Period
  16. The Disputes Process
    1. Contract Disputes Act Procedures
    2. Appealing Contracting Officer’s Decision
    3. Disputes Clause
    4. Disputes Path
    5. Contesting Award Decisions
  17. Appeals to Board of Contract Appeals
    1. Initial Steps
    2. Discovery and Subpoenas
    3. Alternative Proceedings
    4. Regular Hearings
  18. Federal Court Proceedings
    1. Federal Courts Improvement Act
    2. Claims Court Practice and Trials
    3. Appeals to Court of Appeals
    4. Court of Appeals Processes

 

 

 

 

Gene Pickarz

Gene Pickarz has spent over  three decades as a contracting professional with assignments in both Government and Industry. He has served in contracting and acquisition positions in both the US and Europe with extensive experience in acquisition planning, government procurement, intellectual property, international contracting, fiscal law, and source selection. He currently serves as a senior contracting officer and Team Chief with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in Chantilly, VA.

He has also served as an adjunct professor of contacting and logistics management for Sinclair Community College and Park College in Dayton Ohio and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in the US and Europe. In addition, he has 7+ year’s experience developing and presenting acquisition and contracting courses for the Intelligence Community while assigned to the NRO.

Mr. PIckarz has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Georgia University and College, and a Master of Science in Contracting from the Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager with the National Contract Management Association as well as a recognized author and speaker.

Jonathan Kosarin
 Jonathan H. Kosarin is Associate Counsel at the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office in Washington, DC. 
Previously he was Assistant General Counsel at the National Reconnaissance Office and has over 30 years experience in Acquisition and Government Contracting. Mr. Kosarin also served as Deputy Counsel, US Navy Special Projects Division; Associate Counsel, Naval Supply Systems Command; Associate General Counsel and Director of Procurement Law, Federal Home Loan Bank Board; European Trial Attorney and Attorney Advisor at the U.S. Army Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, and; Trial Attorney, U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division. He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Contract Law at the Army Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville, VA and as Deputy General Counsel, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office.
He is an Adjunct Instructor of Procurement and Contracting at the University of Virginia and also teaches at the National Criminal Justice Command College.
Education
Mr. Kosarin received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University; a Juris Doctor degree, from Brooklyn Law School; and a Master of Laws degree in Government Procurement Law, from the George Washington National Law Center.
Kenneth J Allen
Ken worked in the federal government for 37 years (31 as a lawyer).  He served in the Army either active or reserve from 1970 until retirement in 2002, and in the civil service from 1984 to 2007.  His last twenty years in government were spent in government contracting and grants, and his last ten years included duties as a Special Assistance United Attorney with an emphasis on contract fraud.  In 2007 Ken retired from government and became the General Counsel of a defense contractor.  In 2009 he retired (again) and now teaches and writes on government contracting subjects.

Since 1995 Ken has been a frequent educator for government and private training organizations, including the Army Management Staff College, Army War College, and Naval Postgraduate School (for whom he teaches best practices in defense contracting at the NPS campus in Monterey CA and at several overseas locations).  He has authored over 50 training programs on topics that include government contracting, subcontracting, contract interpretation, federal appropriations and fiscal law, the fiscal law of government contracting, the Antideficiency Act, federal grants, trial advocacy, and legal ethics.   
Ken is the author of Thomson Reuters’ Contract Interpretation Handbook, A Guide to Avoiding and Resolving Government Contract Disputes, How to Read a Government Contract, and Federal Grant Practice.  He has recently authored several articles on government contracting in the National Contract Management Associations’ Contract Management magazine (June 2016, December 2015, November 2015) and in Thomson Reuters’ Briefing Papers (May 2016 and March 2015). He has addressed national conventions of the National Contract Management Association (Worldwide Conference 2016 & 2017), the American Society of Military Comptrollers, and Thomson Reuters’ Government Contracts Year in Review (2014-18), and the American Bar Association National Convention (2018).
MIchael Killham
Michael A. Killham is a California attorney specializing in federal procurement law. Mr. Killham provides legal services, training, and consulting services in all aspects of federal procurement and federal appropriations law, including Contract Formation and Compliance, Subcontracting, Teaming Agreements, Bid Protests, Commercial Item Contracting, Terminations, Source Selection Support, and COTR Support,
Mr. Killham served as corporate counsel for several major U.S. government contractors following his retirement as a U.S. Army Judge Advocate. These assignments included that of Director, Legal Operations, for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Palmdale, California; General Counsel for Thales-Raytheon Systems Company LLC and MD Helicopters, Inc. in Fullerton, California and Mesa, Arizona, respectively; Senior Business Counsel for Raytheon Space & Airborne Systems in El Segundo, California; and Division Counsel for two operating divisions of Litton Industries, Inc. In these positions, he was responsible for identifying, advising on, and resolving a wide variety of legal issues, including those relating to government and commercial contracting, subcontracting, export-import compliance, corporate governance, intellectual property rights, labor/employment law, and litigation management.
While in the military, Mr. Killham served as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division (Procurement Fraud Branch), U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; as the Senior Command Counsel in Kuwait during a period of build-up for renewed hostilities with Iraq; as the Senior Professor of Contract and Fiscal Law on the faculty of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia; as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Army Contract Appeals Division, Arlington, Virginia; and as the Chief, Military Justice and a Criminal Prosecutor for the 1st Armored Division in Germany.
Education
Mr. Killham received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Juris Doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School, and a Master of Laws degree (with emphasis on U.S. Government Procurement) from The Judge Advocate General's School. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer's Basic Course, Ranger School, Airborne School, and Command and General Staff College, and has served as an Executive Officer, S-3 Air Officer, and Platoon Leader in the 1st Battalion, 505th Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
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DC Metro Area, VA 
TRAVEL INFORMATION
Venue information for the 2019 DC Government Contracts Week (October 21-25, 2019) courses will be announced shortly. Please check back.
Executive Conference and Training Center
22685 Holiday Park Drive, Suite 60
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
7037080808
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800
Website

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, click here . Note that these reservations must be made by October 8 and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

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Hampton Inn & Suites Dulles
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
(703) 537-7800
Website

There is a room block for this location.  This hotel is located across the street from the ECTC.  For guest room reservations, click here . Note that these reservations must be made by October 8 and that the rooms are subject to availability.

Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be served at this location.

Executive Conference and Training Center (ECTC)
22685 Holiday Park Drive
Suite 60
Sterling, VA 20166
703-708-0808
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is not a room block for this location.
Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111
6179121234
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for the Hyatt Regency Boston. Rate is $309/night plus tax. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 617-912-1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block.  Reservations must be made by May 9, 2019.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon snack (baked goods) break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for the Hyatt Regency Boston. Rate is $309/night plus tax. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 617-912-1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block.  Reservations must be made by May 9, 2019.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon snack (baked goods) break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own.

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA 92122
8585521234
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $205/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.233.1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability.

As an additional benefit, we are offering a $10 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during La Jolla Government Contracts Week, May 6-10, 2019.

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM

Please note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858-552-1234 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $205/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.233.1234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability.

As an additional benefit, we are offering a $10 flat rate for overnight and daily self-parking at the Hyatt.

Government Per Diem Rate
Please note that we have also reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem rate. 
This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. Please call the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at 858-552-1234 and reference the "Federal Publications Government Room Block" to obtain this special rate. Guest rooms at the government per diem will be available until April 5, 2019 and are subject to availability. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during La Jolla Government Contracts Week, May 6-10, 2019.


Platinum Hotel
211 E. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702-636-2431
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There is not a room block for this location. To reserve a room, visit the hotel website at https://www.theplatinumhotel.com/ or call 702.636.2431.

 There are several other hotels near this location.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Coffee, tea and water will be served throughout the day with an afternoon snack (baked goods) break.  Breakfast and lunch are on your own. 

Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
8002047234
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There is a room block for this location. Rate is $189/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.204.7234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by February 14, 2019 and are subject to availability.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orlando Government Contracts Week, March 18-22, 2019.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $189/night plus taxes. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800.204.7234 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by February 14, 2019 and are subject to availability.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served during Orlando Government Contracts Week, March 18-22, 2019.

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Venue information for the December 9-11, 2019 Basics course in San Diego will be available shortly. Please check back.
The Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
7027333111
RESERVATIONS AT GROUP RATE
There is a room block for this location for 2019 Las Vegas Government Contracts Week attendees. The rate is $94.00 + daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 702-733-3111 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 15, 2019.
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There is a room block for this location for 2019 Las Vegas Government Contracts Week attendees. The rate is $94.00 + daily resort fee of $35.00 per room, per night. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 702-733-3111 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by Monday, July 15, 2019.
The Westin Hilton Head Island
2 Grasslawn Avenue
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
8886278551
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There is a room block for this location. Rate is $260/night plus taxes. In addition, the daily resort fee will be reduced to $17/day. To make a reservation, call 800-937-8461 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by June 21, 2019 and are subject to availability.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

RESERVATIONS AT GOVERNMENT PER DIEM
Guest rooms at the government per diem: This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. Please note that we have reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.
TRAVEL INFORMATION

There is a room block for this location. Rate is $260/night plus taxes. In addition, the daily resort fee will be reduced to $17/day. To make a reservation, call 800-937-8461 and reference the Federal Publications room block. Reservations must be made by June 21, 2019 and are subject to availability.

Per Diem Rate
Guest rooms at the government per diem: This rate will not be published until the 2019 rates are available. Please note that we have reserved a limited number of guest rooms at the government per diem. These rooms are limited to one attendee per qualifying company. You will be required to present a valid Government ID upon check-in to confirm use of the government rate.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

The Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
6192394500
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