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November 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm$995
This course will discuss the relevant laws and regulations that apply to the federal contracting community when procuring activities during contingency operations, defense or recovery from certain attacks, major disaster declarations, or other emergencies. Each emergency is different but having a viable procurement readiness plan and personnel trained in emergency contracting procedures will help to optimize an Agency’s responsiveness during an emergency situation. Drawing on experience from events such as Superstorm Sandy, the Unaccompanied Children crisis of 2014, and the latest triple hurricane event of 2017, this course will discuss pre-emergency acquisition planning, considerations when awarding or administering contracts supporting emergencies, and acquisition flexibilities to improve the agility of the acquisition workforce during these critical situations. Although focused on the ability of the government acquisition professionals to meet the procurement demands of emergencies, this course is equally valuable to contractors and others by helping them understand where the government looks to business to help resource our nation’s emergency requirements.
The course covers the necessary regulations and guidance available, including OFPP’s Emergency Acquisitions Guide 2011, Parts 18 and 26 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, and the National Response Framework documents published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
· Understand organizational and individual response planning efforts agencies should undertake to improve responsiveness during an emergency.
· Learn what laws and regulations agencies should or must consider when awarding and administering contracts during emergencies.
· Understand the flexibilities available to agencies for use during emergencies.
· How to perform emergency contracting training exercises to test processes and familiarize personnel with all phases of an emergency or contingency.
Continuing Education Credits
8.25 CLE/ .825 CEU/ 10 CPE (Finance) credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 8 CLP credits.
This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU. Upon their approval, it may be worth 8.25 PDU credits.
The Public Contracting Institute is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.