Events for October 25, 2017
LEARN MORE & REGISTER The Government Contracting Fundamentals course is a comprehensive, three-day overview and discussion of the federal government contracting process, including applicable procurement laws, regulations, and practical requirements. For those who are new, relatively inexperienced, or require a supervisory understanding of government contracting, this course provides an overview that will 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 to both government and contractor personnel, including contracting officers, contract … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary Cost realism analysis is the process of independently reviewing and evaluating specific elements of each offeror’s proposed cost estimate to determine whether the estimated proposed cost elements are realistic for the work to be performed, reflect a clear understanding of the requirements, and are consistent with the unique methods of performance and materials described in the offeror’s technical proposal Cost realism analysis is performed on cost-reimbursement contracts to determine the probable cost of performance for each offeror. Cost (price) realism may also be performed on competitive fixed-price incentive contracts or other competitive fixed-price-type contracts. As a US Government acquisition official, it is important that your cost realism be performed and properly documented to demonstrate that the analysis is reasonably … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary An 809 Panel and Industry Review and Discussion: 10:30 am: Registration 10:50 – 11:00 am: Welcome 11:00 am – 12:15 pm: First Panel: How Should IDIQs and Contract Vehicles Evolve? Nearly half of all federal unclassified contract dollars flow through Indefinite Delivery Vehicles. Task orders on multiple-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicles have become the preferred method of purchasing IT and professional services at most federal agencies. Some industry and government observers argue that IDIQs are broken—that they take too long to set up, that they have become unnecessarily complex, that they unduly limit pools of qualified suppliers, or that they are being used for requirements that should be properly procured through full and open competition. This panel will examine the current state … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Summary The headlines might be all about the latest Tweet, but make no mistake, Trump’s Department of Labor, the Courts and Congress have been busy. During this webinar, we will be examining what has happened in the world of employment and labor law since President Trump took office, including: Update on the Fair Labor Standards Act salary basis test Impact of Trump deregulation efforts Key judicial decisions and Congressional actions Service Contract Act health and welfare changes State laws to keep on your radar Continuing Education Credits 1.5 CLE/ 0.15 CEU/ 1.5 CPE (Business Law) credit may be earned for this course. This course is recommended for 2.0 CLP credits. This course has been approved for CLE in CA, PA, … Continue readingFind out more »
LEARN MORE & REGISTER Click Here to Learn About PCI’s discounted OPEN PASS to Access 6 Different Webinar and Virtual Class Series Summary As many veterans of Government contracting know, there is certainly a lot that can happen between a prime contractor and its agency customer over the course of a U.S. Government procurement, but it falls far short of what can happen between a prime and its subcontractors. Join Bill Walter and Cy Alba as they discuss two critical aspects of the Government subcontracting process, teaming agreements and join ventures. Bill and Cy will first discuss the use of teaming agreements throughout the world of Government contracting, focusing on their enforceability and their strategic advantages. They will then shed light on the use of joint ventures, discussing … Continue readingFind out more »
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