University of Houston - Clear Lake
University of Houston - Clear Lake

Introduction to Government Contracting

Dates:April 16-17, 2014
Meets:W and Th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions
Location:Student Services and Classroom 2307
Fee: $895.00  Fee Breakdown

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Course Description

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This two-day introductory course in government contracting is designed to give you the information needed to understand the procurement process - from contract formation to contract completion. The course covers key issues that are essential to your understanding of the practical application of government contracting. It covers all the key elements you'll need to function effectively in today's Federal procurement environment. The workshop covers a comprehensive amount of material in an easily understood manner that allows you to apply the knowledge and skills you acquire to your individual work and operations. You'll receive proven tools and the guidance you need to fulfill your responsibilities and contribute to the success of your involvement in the contracting process, while developing your career.

Course Contents

Federal Contracting: An Overview

•  Statutory & Regulatory Basis for Contracting
•  Solicitation, Offer & Evaluation
•  Contract Award
•  Contract Administration
•  Authority of Contracting Officer
•  Contracting Officers' Representatives

Introduction to the FAR

•  Structure & Content
•  Rules vs. Guidance
•  Deviations
•  Agency Supplements

Sealed Bidding & Competitive Negotiations

•  Bid Preparation
•  Bid “Responsiveness” & Bidder's Responsibility
•  Bid Opening & Awards
•  Conditions Permitting Competitive Proposals

Cost Issues

•  Allowability & Allocability
•  Cost Accounting Standards
•  Defective Pricing
•  Government Audits

Cost Reimbursement Contracting

•  Cost Type of Contracts
•  Types of Cost Reimbursement Contracts
•  Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee Contracts
•  Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee Contracts
•  Cost-Plus-Award-Fee Contracts
•  Cost-Sharing Contracts

Negotiation & Awards

•  Requirement for Competition
•  Procedures for Less Than Full & Open Competition
•  Alternative Competitive Procedures

Negotiation of Cost & Fee

•  Analysis & Determination of Cost
•  Cost or Pricing Data
•  Cost Analysis
•  Cost Realism Analysis

Negotiation of Profit

•  Fee Limitation
•  Structured Approach

Contract Changes & Modifications

•  Pricing a Deduction Change
•  Formal Change Orders
•  Authority to Make Changes
•  Government Acts
•  Contract Interpretations
•  Organizing a Claim

Termination: Convenience & Default

•  Nature of Convenience & Default Termination
•  Basis of Default
•  Contractual Liabilities
•  Contesting Termination for Default
•  Notice Requirement & Responses
•  Unforeseen Terminations
•  Delay
•  Contractor Recovery
•  Pricing Termination for Convenience
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