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Arlington, VA 22201 United States

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January 2018

Preparing Compliant Proposals

January 17, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This two-day course walks through the proposal preparation process. This includes work done prior to a customer issuing a request for proposal through contract award. It focuses on the importance of ensuring integrity between the technical, management and cost volumes of the proposal and the processes necessary to make that happen. The estimating process, a significant component of the proposal preparation process, is one of the business systems specifically addressed by the Department of Defense Supplement…

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Government Contracting Fundamentals

January 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - January 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1495

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…

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February 2018

Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications

February 1, 2018 @ 8:30 am - February 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1195

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This fast-paced interactive course examines the organization, content, policy and procedures of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as it applies to Federal acquisition. Designed for new professionals in both government and industry, as well as more experienced professionals, to build or update their familiarity with the Federal Government’s procurement system. The course includes a review of the topical divisions of the FAR, exercises to help the participant find and analyze FAR contracting issues, and group activities…

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Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts

February 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - February 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Doing business with the U.S. Government can be extremely challenging, but when you layer in the extensive accounting requirements, internal controls, and system expectations that come with U.S. Government contracts, it can become downright frightening. This course is designed to help contractors navigate the details of these requirements so that they can successfully recover all allowable and allocable contract costs incurred in support of their contracts. This course will also prepare contractors for the accounting requirements…

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Cost and Price Analysis for Government Contractors

February 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - March 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to cost and price analysis. Additionally, how and when to perform and document price analysis, how and when to perform and document cost analysis, and how and when to request performance of and incorporate results of a technical analysis. Participants will also learn how to document source selection, including justification for single/sole source acquisitions and related negotiations. This course consists of practical techniques for analyzing the reasonableness…

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March 2018

Timekeeping for Government Contractors

March 2, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$695

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to timekeeping/labor reporting. Additionally, this overview serves as a guide through specific FAR and CAS regulations as well as best practices for labor compliance. This course guides the participant through writing policies and procedures, an overview on labor laws and acts, timekeeping roles and compensation requirements, labor accounting methods, and how to prepare employees for audits. The seminar is beneficial to company personnel who are new to…

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Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting

March 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$695

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Legal and ethical conduct is the way to protect your credibility and earn the respect and trust of your employees, partners, clients, and community. This one-day course provides an in-depth understanding of the ethical and compliance rules that apply in the federal government marketplace. It emphasizes the importance of ethical conduct when contractors do business with the federal government; enable contractor (and government) employees to recognize compliance and ethical issues and traps before they make irreparable…

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Negotiation Strategies and Techniques in Government Contracting

March 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - March 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This course is divided into two parts. The first part is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the qualities of an effective negotiator, with examples rooted in the government contracting process. The second part focuses on the negotiation process itself—the preparation stage, the actual negotiation, and the techniques for ensuring that the deal is closed once and closed correctly. Class discussion and case studies underscore the importance of the principles covered in the…

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Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments

March 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - March 23, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This course focuses on the central role the Changes clause plays in the performance of government contracts. It addresses the use of the clause in ensuring the government achieves its goals during contract performance. The use of the clause by contractors to assert requests for equitable adjustment when the conditions of performance change, the myriad of rules governing the negotiation of equitable adjustments, and the process of modifying the contract to accomplish these goals are covered.…

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May 2018

Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts

May 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am - May 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Doing business with the U.S. Government can be extremely challenging, but when you layer in the extensive accounting requirements, internal controls, and system expectations that come with U.S. Government contracts, it can become downright frightening. This course is designed to help contractors navigate the details of these requirements so that they can successfully recover all allowable and allocable contract costs incurred in support of their contracts. This course will also prepare contractors for the accounting requirements…

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Cost and Price Analysis for Government Contractors

May 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - May 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to cost and price analysis. Additionally, how and when to perform and document price analysis, how and when to perform and document cost analysis, and how and when to request performance of and incorporate results of a technical analysis. Participants will also learn how to document source selection, including justification for single/sole source acquisitions and related negotiations. This course consists of practical techniques for analyzing the reasonableness…

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June 2018

Contract Changes and Equitable Adjustments

June 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This course focuses on the central role the Changes clause plays in the performance of government contracts. It addresses the use of the clause in ensuring the government achieves its goals during contract performance. The use of the clause by contractors to assert requests for equitable adjustment when the conditions of performance change, the myriad of rules governing the negotiation of equitable adjustments, and the process of modifying the contract to accomplish these goals are covered.…

Find out more »

Preparing Compliant Proposals

June 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am - June 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This two-day course walks through the proposal preparation process. This includes work done prior to a customer issuing a request for proposal through contract award. It focuses on the importance of ensuring integrity between the technical, management and cost volumes of the proposal and the processes necessary to make that happen. The estimating process, a significant component of the proposal preparation process, is one of the business systems specifically addressed by the Department of Defense Supplement…

Find out more »
August 2018

Cost and Price Analysis for Government Contractors

August 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am - August 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to cost and price analysis. Additionally, how and when to perform and document price analysis, how and when to perform and document cost analysis, and how and when to request performance of and incorporate results of a technical analysis. Participants will also learn how to document source selection, including justification for single/sole source acquisitions and related negotiations. This course consists of practical techniques for analyzing the reasonableness…

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September 2018

Cost Accounting Standards

September 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - September 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER The Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) was designed to promote uniform and consistent methods of accounting practices for contractors. This course explains to which contracts and contractors the Standards are applicable, and highlights the current and proposed exemptions to the Standards. Discussions include the requirements of all 19 Standards, the differences in accounting as compared to GAAP and IFRS, and methods of structuring your accounting system for compliance. The administrative requirements, including preparation of the Disclosure Statement,…

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Timekeeping for Government Contractors

September 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$695

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to timekeeping/labor reporting. Additionally, this overview serves as a guide through specific FAR and CAS regulations as well as best practices for labor compliance. This course guides the participant through writing policies and procedures, an overview on labor laws and acts, timekeeping roles and compensation requirements, labor accounting methods, and how to prepare employees for audits. The seminar is beneficial to company personnel who are new to…

Find out more »
October 2018

Ethics and Compliance in Government Contracting

October 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$695

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Legal and ethical conduct is the way to protect your credibility and earn the respect and trust of your employees, partners, clients, and community. This one-day course provides an in-depth understanding of the ethical and compliance rules that apply in the federal government marketplace. It emphasizes the importance of ethical conduct when contractors do business with the federal government; enable contractor (and government) employees to recognize compliance and ethical issues and traps before they make irreparable…

Find out more »

Negotiation Strategies and Techniques in Government Contracting

October 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am - October 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This course is divided into two parts. The first part is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the qualities of an effective negotiator, with examples rooted in the government contracting process. The second part focuses on the negotiation process itself—the preparation stage, the actual negotiation, and the techniques for ensuring that the deal is closed once and closed correctly. Class discussion and case studies underscore the importance of the principles covered in the…

Find out more »
November 2018

Cost and Price Analysis for Government Contractors

November 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - November 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to cost and price analysis. Additionally, how and when to perform and document price analysis, how and when to perform and document cost analysis, and how and when to request performance of and incorporate results of a technical analysis. Participants will also learn how to document source selection, including justification for single/sole source acquisitions and related negotiations. This course consists of practical techniques for analyzing the reasonableness…

Find out more »

Accounting and Auditing for Government Contracts

November 7, 2018 @ 8:30 am - November 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1095

LEARN MORE & REGISTER Doing business with the U.S. Government can be extremely challenging, but when you layer in the extensive accounting requirements, internal controls, and system expectations that come with U.S. Government contracts, it can become downright frightening. This course is designed to help contractors navigate the details of these requirements so that they can successfully recover all allowable and allocable contract costs incurred in support of their contracts. This course will also prepare contractors for the accounting requirements…

Find out more »
December 2018

Government Contracting Fundamentals

December 3, 2018 @ 8:30 am - December 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1495

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…

Find out more »

Navigating the FAR: Practical Applications

December 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - December 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$1195

LEARN MORE & REGISTER This fast-paced interactive course examines the organization, content, policy and procedures of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as it applies to Federal acquisition. Designed for new professionals in both government and industry, as well as more experienced professionals, to build or update their familiarity with the Federal Government’s procurement system. The course includes a review of the topical divisions of the FAR, exercises to help the participant find and analyze FAR contracting issues, and group activities…

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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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