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Fundamentals of Government Contracting (FL)

March 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - March 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm




The Fundamentals of Government Contracting course is a comprehensive, three-day overview and discussion of the federal government contracting process, including the procurement laws, regulations, and practical requirements applicable to it. For those who are new, relatively inexperienced, or require a supervisory understanding of government contracting, this course will provide an overview that will thoroughly familiarize the attendee with the federal contracting process, provide a strong foundation on which to build greater subject-matter expertise, and dispel common myths and misunderstandings. For those with some experience, the course will heighten knowledge, provide context, sharpen issue awareness, and improve the ability to operate successfully in this highly complex and competitive field. This “fundamentals” course is designed to be of benefit and interest to both government and contractor personnel, including contracting officers, contract and subcontract administrators, program and item managers, finance and accounting personnel, engineers, and attorneys (in-house, outside, government), among others.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain a strong understanding of the fundamental aspects of key topical aspects of the government contracting arena.  Areas include:

  • The Setting: Branches of Government, Regulations, Purchasing Offices, and the Procurement Process
  • Sealed Bidding
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Costs
  • Specifications: Purpose & Types
  • Inspections
  • Changes
  • Subcontracts
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Claims
  • Terminations for Default & Terminations of Convenience
  • Delays and Suspensions
  • Disputes
  • Appeals
​This course is valuable for everyone – particularly newcomers to government contracting, but also veterans in the field needing a refresher


Continuing Education Credits

16.5 CLE/ 1.7 CEU/ 19.5 CPE (Business Law) credits may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 24 CLP credits.

This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, VA and TX.  Because this activity has been approved in another CLE jurisdiction, you may also receive credit for participation in AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, HI, IL, ME, MT, NJ, NY, ND, and WI (additional state requirements may apply). If you are seeking CLE credits for a jurisdiction other than the ones listed above, please contact us for additional information.

This course can be submitted to Project Management Institute (PMI) for PDU.  Upon their approval, it may be worth 16.5 PDU credits.



Raisa Shulkov


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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.

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