The Contract Life Cycle - Spring 2024

This is a two-day (held over two consecutive days) interactive seminar.   Participants will try their hands at specific job tasks required of contract managers throughout the contract life cycle: pre-award, award, and post-award.  | Live Virtual Training | 7.0 CPE/CLP | $289 member | $385 non-member
 
Dates:
  • Tuesday, May 14 and May 15, 2024
  • This is a 2-day event (held over 2 consecutive days) 
  • Note: you must attend both days to receive credit.
Time: 
  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET on both days
Location:
  • Virtual via Zoom 
Description: 
  • In this interactive seminar, participants will try their hands at specific job tasks required of contract managers throughout the contract life cycle: pre-award, award, and post-award. Expert practitioners will lead participants as they explore specific examples and case studies at each stage.

Intended Audience:

  •  Join us if you are in the early years of your contract management career and are seeking a comprehensive perspective on the business of contracting. If further along in your career, join us to begin preparing for your Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) with this introduction to CMBOK® competencies.
Speakers: 

Irvin Gray, CPCM, CFCM, CCCM, Assistant General Counsel for Contracts, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC

Mr. Gray is the Assistant General Counsel for Contracts at Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC in Kansas City, MO. He advises senior leaders on Honeywell’s $11 billion Management & Operating (M&O) prime contract with the U.S. Department of Energy and a large variety of commercial, business-to-business subcontracts. Over the past ten years, he has facilitated study groups for the CPCM, CFCM, and CCCM certifications. Mr. Gray currently serves as the President of the NCMA Kansas City Chapter.

Kendra Kelch, Government Contracts Specialist / Business Readiness Lead, A&GS Contractor Inc. 

Kendra Kelch is the primary Government Contracts Specialist at A&GS Contractor, Inc. in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a recent graduate of the Master of Law in Government Contracting and Procurement program at the University of Dayton School of Law. Kendra has a passion for accessibility and education within the federal contracting space, especially for small businesses and minority-owned businesses across the country and territories.

  

Credits: 

  • 7.0 CPE/CLP credits for participation 

Cost:

  • $289 member / $385 non-member
  • Discounts are available for groups of 5 or more.
  • To register a group of any size, contact [email protected] for assistance. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Build a federal solicitation
  • Outline the steps in the typical market research cycle
  • Select the appropriate contract type based on risks
  • Select the appropriate contracting method (IFB, RFP, etc.) based on goals
  • Outline elements of a typical statement of work
  • Apply the OFPP Myth busting Memos to buyer-seller communication.
  • Evaluate a solicitation
  • Determine whether an offer has a fair and reasonable price
  • Document a best-value tradeoff decision
  • Outline contract administration steps
  • Process requests for equitable adjustments and claims
  • Recognize how claims can escalate into appeals to the appropriate court or board
  • Describe the hybrid nature of subcontract management
  • Outline the six-step contract changes management process for government changes
  • Respond to a cure notice, a show-cause notice, and a termination for default decision
  • Describe the hybrid nature of subcontract management
  • Outline the six-step contract changes management process for government changes
  • Respond to cure notice, a show-cause notice, and a termination for default decision

Content: 

  • Introduction
    • CMBOK® framework
    • 7 CMBOK® Competencies: overview
    • Contract Life Cycle
    • Intro activity: pre-award, award, and post-award in context of competency system
  • Unit 1: Pre-Award
    • Pre-award process competencies and job tasks
    • Plan solicitation
    • Request offers
    • Plan sales
    • Prepare offer
    • Pre-award case study
  • Unit 2: Award
    • Award process competencies and job tasks
    • Price or cost analysis
    • Plan negotiations
    • Select source
    • Manage disagreements
    • Award Case Study Unit 3: Post-Award
  • Post-award process competencies and job tasks
    • Administer contract
    • Ensure quality
    • Manage subcontracts
    • Manage changes
    • Close out contract
    • Post-award case study

Course Access:

Connectivity Requirements:

  • This training is conducted through My Virtual Training and presented via Zoom.
  •  *Note: Ensure all pop off blockers are disabled.
  • To have all the Zoom features available during the live virtual training, we recommend using the most up-to-date version of Zoom for your system. System Requirements can be found here.



When
5/14/2024 1:30 PM - 5/15/2024 5:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
Registration is now closed
 
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