BASIC CONTRACTING SERIES (BCS) I (FALL 2013)
Tysons is pleased to offer our Basic Contracting Series (BCS) I
beginning October 15, 2013. Series I includes eight (8) courses
covering different aspects of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
and Contract Management tools and techniques. Participants will gain
knowledge that is directly applicable to their career in Government
Contracting and for each class completed; students earn a certificate
for 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points they can use to
assist them in obtaining or re-certifying for NCMA’s Certified
Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contract Manager
(CFCM) or Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) credentials.
BCS I will be hosted at Noblis in Falls Church, VA.
The classes are 2 hours in duration and taught by volunteers who are
considered expert in their field. Participants can sign up for an
entire series or mix and match any of the eight (8) classes offered
classes are $50.00 each (NCMA member), $60.00 (non-member). An entire
series is priced at $375.00 (member), $455 (non-member).
To register for any of the Basic Contracting Courses please go to the Training
Tab on the website and click on "Scheduled Training" or click on the
class below. To register for an entire series of classes go to the
Training Tab on the website and click on "Scheduled Training" and select
the FULL SERIES event.
Please note that all instructors are volunteers, and that due to
unpredictable work schedules we may on occasion use an alternative
Refunds are only given if requested no later than 72 hours before scheduled class time.
If you have other questions about the course or the facility please contact Jean Marceau Lohier at firstname.lastname@example.org
BCS I - CLASS SCHEDULE AND INSTRUCTORS
Tuesday, October 15th – Overview and Introduction to Major Contract Types (Oliya Zamaray and David Black) – Noblis
audience will be introduced to the various federal and commercial
contract types (Cost Reimbursement and Fixed Price). Components of
common agreements (e.g., NDA, TA Subcontract and Joint Venture
agreements) will be introduced.
Tuesday, October 22nd – Solicitations: Buyers vs. Sellers (Ron Falcone and Pete Tuttle) – Noblis
A general overview of the federal solicitation process, Common mistakes, tips.
Tuesday, November 5th - FAR Part 15 Negotiated Procurement Process (Stuart Turner) – Noblis
Part 15 defines the procedures for “negotiated acquisitions”. Modern
procurements focus on “best value” to the Government, not simply lowest
price – Part 15 explains how to get it.
Tuesday, November 12th – Cost and Pricing of Federal Contracts (Mark Hoffman) – Noblis
Introduction to the Principles of Cost Proposals for Government
Contracts, with Emphasis on Competitive Pricing versus Proposals Based
on Estimated Costs.
Tuesday, November 19th – Contract Administration (David Black and Oliya Zamaray) – Noblis
concepts of contract administration will be discussed (e.g., key
players, authority to bind, contract interpretation, Contract Admin.
Duties, Acceptance, Warranties, Payment, Funding, Financing, Changes,
terminations, Disputes, Past Performance and Subcontract Administration.
Tuesday, November 26th – Procurement Integrity (Tom Brownell) – Noblis
business shall be conducted in a manner above reproach and, except as
authorized by statute or regulation, with complete impartiality and with
preferential treatment for none.
Wednesday, December 4th - GSA Schedules (Ed Rinkavage) – Noblis
The following questions will be answered: What
is a “Schedule?”, Who awards a “Schedule?”, Who can purchase goods and
services?, What is the history of the “Schedule” program? How do you
obtain a “Schedule(the proposal, pricing, negotiations, protests,
Advantage, BPAs, Audits, Contract Admin.)?”
Tuesday, December 10th – Key Risks in Federal Contracting (Tom Petruska) – Noblis
course will cover the following topics: False Claims Act, Key Risks
during Procurement and Contract Formation, Key Risks during Performance
and Contract Administration
CLASS TIMES AND CATERING:
Continental Breakfast and Coffee will be provided.
Registration: 7:00 AM
Instruction: 7:30 – 10:00 AM
Conference Room 1007
3150 Fairview Park Drive South
Falls Church, VA 22042