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Introduction to Government Contracting E-Briefings

Enjoy short and easy to understand E-Briefings on more than 20 government contracting topics hosted on the PCI Training Portal. Now, you can get the training you need on Cost Accounting Standards, important compliance issues, price analysis and much more.

Pricing

PCI is offering the individual modules and their associated quizzes at $30 per module, per participant.

Or, you can purchase an annual subscription now with access to all 20 modules and quizzes for $250 per person. (discounts available for bulk purchases)

  • Modules range from about 8 minutes to 20 minutes each
  • Entire course is approximately 4 hours
  • Modules are designed for delivery as a single training course that can be completed in multiple sessions

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Course Descriptions, Objectives and Registration

E-Briefings is a computer-based training course consisting of various modules ranging from about 8 minutes to 20 minutes each. The entire subscription is approximately 3.5 hours. The modules are designed for delivery as a single training course that can be completed in multiple sessions, but can also be very useful as individual pieces.

The learning objective of the total package is to provide an overview of the unique nature of the US Government contracting environment and related behavioral expectations, with particular attention to those contracts with prices based on estimated or actual costs. When viewed in total, the modules provide the novice with a fairly comprehensive overview of the unique aspects of US Government contracting. They also provide the experienced individual with an expansion of US Government contract understanding beyond their own particular area of expertise or responsibility, and serve as a refresher for everybody.

The modules address the following topical areas:

Introduction to the Unique Nature of US Government Contracting – FREE

Federal Acquisition Regulation Overview – FREE

Cost Accounting Standards – FREE

US Government Acquisition Approaches, Contract Types, and Key Acquisition Officials – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know

  • The nature, purpose, and conditions for each of the Government’s three basic acquisition processes
  • Characteristics of contract compensation and ordering arrangements, and
  • The roles of key government acquisition officials.

Billing, Invoicing, and Financing under US Government Contracts – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know basic US Government contract billing, invoicing and financing requirements, including those regarding:

  • Invoicing under cost reimbursable contracts
  • Invoicing under non-commercial time and material contracts
  • Requesting financing under firm fixed price contracts

Certifications and Representations – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the general nature and intent of the representations and certifications included in US Government contracts.

Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 31 Cost Principles and Procedures – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know general criteria for determining cost allowability, in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 31, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures.

Foreign Sales and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the requirements and prohibitions related to foreign sales and US Government contracting

Labor Accumulation and Distribution – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know

  • The nature of US Government contract labor accumulation and distribution requirements
  • The attributes of an adequate labor accumulation and distribution system
  • Penalties for non-compliance

Procurement Integrity – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the basic requirements regarding the Procurement Integrity Act

Byrd Amendment and Lobbying Disclosure – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the basic requirements regarding The Byrd Amendment and Lobbying Disclosure

Contractor Relations with Current and Former US Government Employees – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the basic requirements regarding Contractor Relations with Current and Former US Government Employees

Truth in Negotiations Act – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the requirements of the Truth in Negotiations Act.

Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the overall nature of government contract changes and equitable adjustments.

Organizational and Consultant Conflicts of Interest & Reporting Suspected Irregular Conduct – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know

  • The overall requirements and restrictions regarding organizational and consultant conflicts of interest, and
  • The statutory and regulatory protections offered to employees who report suspected irregular conduct

Protests, Disputes, and Appeals – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module the participant should know the overall process for filing a bid protest, and for submitting a claim to the government

Government Contract Record Access and Record Retention – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the basic government contract requirements regarding government access to records, and record retention.

Socio-Economic Programs – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the nature and intent of US Government contract socioeconomic programs.

Subcontract Consent and Flowdown – Click to register for this individual E-Briefing

Upon completion of this module, the participant should know the basic requirements for:

  • Obtaining consent to subcontract
  • Providing advance notification to subcontract, and
  • Inclusion of contract clauses in subcontracts

Who should register?

Any company currently performing, and contemplating additional work under US government contracts and subcontracts because they are subject to myriad acquisition statutes and regulations and potential pre-contract and post-contract award government oversight.

This course will also assist your company in meeting the regulatory burden contained in the contract clause in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.203–13, entitled Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct, which was changed, effective December 2008, to amplify the requirements for a contractor code of business ethics and conduct, an internal control system, and disclosure to the Government of certain violations of criminal law, violations of the civil False Claims Act, or significant overpayments. These modules will augment your company Code of Ethics and ethics training by providing more detailed guidance on specific contractual requirements and behavioral expectations. Training is also considered an important aspect of an adequate internal control system.

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