Centre's Training Institute

Centre Law and Consulting is a leader in providing award-winning public and in-house training to both federal contractors and government agency personnel.

Our trainers are successful consultants and attorneys with over 30 years of experience. Our courseware is grounded in the best of adult learning theory and continually updated, so you leave class with the tools you need to ensure your success. Centre also provides government contracting curriculum training (FAC-C, FAC-COR). We are also certified education providers through DAU, and FAI. Taking courses with Centre will allow you to earn CLEs (Continuing Legal Education Credits), CLPs (Continuous Learning Points), and CEUs (Continuing Education Units), while staying on top of the latest in your field.

2022 Training Calendar

How to Obtain a GSA Schedule: FREE Webinar January 13, 2022 | 1-2 PM

  • This is a concise, fact-packed webinar covering GSA’s massive ($40 billion per FY) Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) program (also known as the Multiple Award Schedule or MAS program). It is designed for members of industry (individuals or companies) who are seeking – or considering seeking – a GSA Schedule contract, and need a basic understanding of the program to make informed business decisions.

Cost Allowability – FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles: NEW Webinar January 19, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM On-Demand (available after January 24)

  • When pricing US Government contracts based on cost, a contractor must identify and segregate unallowable costs, regardless of the contract type. When billing flexibly-priced contracts, unallowable costs must be excluded from all claimed cost – both direct and indirect costs. FAR Part 31, Contract cost principles and procedures proscribe the requirements for cost allowability. In this course, you will gain an understanding of FAR Part 31 applicability, record keeping requirements, and key points associated with contract cost principles.

Proposal Management Tips & Tricks January 20, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand (available after January 25)

  • Learn best practices, techniques, and tools for managing every aspect of a proposal from our expert instructor. Improve your win rates with proven methods to match your proposal process to the pursuit at hand.

Bid Protests: What to Expect in a Protest: FREE Webinar January 25, 2022 | 1-2 PM 

  • This short webinar will explain why bid protests occur, what to expect from a bid protest, and how you can ultimately take steps to prevent them. Learn from an experienced government contract attorney why bid protests have become a regular feature of government contracting.

Termination for Default: What Every Government Contractor Needs to Know: NEW Webinar January 27, 2022 | 1-2 PM | On-Demand (available after February 1)

  • Understand your legal rights and responsibilities when the Federal Government issues a termination for default (T4D) of your contract. Learn about the government’s right to terminate and its limitations; how a T4D impacts the contract and the contractor; contractor strategies to challenge/overturn a T4D, and more.

Administration of Government Contracts: February 8-9, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM |On-Demand Available after February 18th

  • Solve complex contracting issues, comply with contract requirements, fulfill reporting requirements, and manage difficult situations. This course gives you an in-depth tutorial on contract management fundamentals including the role of the contract manager in each phase of the acquisition lifecycle. Basic project management principles are interwoven to provide a baseline for successful contract management.

Service Contract Labor Standards: February 15-16, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after February 25th

  • Understand the laws and regulations that apply to government contractors with hourly service workers. The Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS/SCA) are one of the most challenging requirements for contractors with federal service contracts, from award competition to successful contract administration. This course is designed to help you understand the laws and regulations that apply to government contractors with hourly service workers and avoid the massive fines that result in violating this common government contract clause.Taught by expert lawyers who offer real-world, practical advice, this is an SCA course unlike any other on the market. Our instructors provide all the ins and outs of how to navigate the complexities of the SCLS, not just the typical Department of Labor agency lines. Consider this: Would you trust the DOL to give you inside advice on how to avoid audits when conducting audits is part of their responsibility?

Training the Trainer: Designing Your Cybersecurity Training Program: February 23, 2022 | 1-2 PM | On-Demand Available after February 28th 

  • User training is a key component of any cybersecurity program. But what do users need to be trained on?  How can you make sure that users retain what they are taught? And what do you need to document if a user does make a mistake that leads to a data breach?  In this program, an experienced cybersecurity attorney will provide you with the information and resources necessary to design your organization’s cybersecurity training program.

Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules: March 15-16, 2022 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after March 25th

  • Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contracting (MAS) isn’t just about getting a MAS contract, it’s so much more. This course focuses in on obtaining a Schedule, maintaining compliance, and ultimately driving your government sales. Centre’s GSA gurus will help you keep up with the changes that affect your contract administration and compliance efforts. In addition, you’ll learn the key components to making your MAS contract a worthwhile investment for your company.

Fundamentals of Business Development: March 17, 2022 | 12-4 PM | On-Demand Available after March 22nd

  • Discover how to grow your practice and business by learning how to support Business Development (BD) and proposal efforts.  Learn the business development lifecycle and how to lead your delivery team to expand current contracts, retain and win new work.

Teaming Agreements: Do’s and Don’ts: March 24, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after April 9th

  • Draft a successful Teaming Agreement to meet your business goals. Join our attorneys in understanding the effects and importance of executing comprehensive teaming agreements and subcontracts that include all of the terms, conditions, and provisions that are essential to a successful partnership for government business.

Maintaining TAA/BAA Compliances for Government Contractors: March 31, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after April 14th

  • Recent changes under the Trump and Biden Administration have put a renewed focus on enforcement of the regulations around Buy American. This course will cover all aspects of the BAA, TAA, and related exceptions. Learn what the Acts cover, how to ensure your products comply, and how to create a Compliance Program to avoid the costly penalties.

Ethics in Government Contracting: NEW Webinar April 19, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM |On-Demand Available after April 25th 

  • Government contracts is a highly regulated business, with a range of laws, regulations, contract provisions, and written and unwritten policies and directives. These laws are also specific regarding ethics and contractor standards of conduct. Government contractors must not only navigate traditional ethics issues but also face unique legal ethics issues arising from these various statutory, regulatory and contractual provisions. And the stakes are high: both a company and its individual owners and employees face potential liability for ethics violations.The fact-filled program will focus on understanding the ethics compliance program requirements of the U.S. Government, to include understanding the basics of ethics in Government contracting, designing and implementing an ethics compliance program, conducting proper internal ethics investigations, addressing potential mandatory disclosure requirements, and managing audits and Government investigations regarding ethics-related issues. Finally, we will examine how these programs work in practice by discussing a few hot button and real-life ethics and compliance examples.

FAR “Less Complicated”: April 20-21, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM |On-Demand Available after May 5th

  • Our comprehensive explanations will help new FAR users, while our in-depth examples will aid experienced contract professionals. This two-day training offers critical information through hands-on workshops that will help both contracting and technical personnel better understand and navigate the FAR. Attendees will come away from the course feeling confident about how to apply the FAR to a variety of acquisition scenarios.

Advanced Contract Administration: April 26-27, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM |  On-Demand Available after May 10th

Find solutions to the most complex contact administration issues.

  • This fast-paced two-day course focuses on increasing contract compliance while reducing contractor risk.  The class addresses tackling the most complex issues in Federal contract administration including bilateral and unilateral modifications/change orders, cure notices, show cause notices, the Disputes Statute, time extensions, delay and impact claims, requests for equitable adjustment, subcontracting requirements, post-award size status changes, novation agreements, flow-down requirements, payment issues, and much more. Enhance your skills with our hands-on workshop.

 

CPSR: Easy As 1-2-3?: May 4, 2022 | 1-3 PM |  On-Demand Available after May 15th

  • Your company has become a successful government contractor and business is growing! You’re winning higher dollar, flexibly priced contracts and the future is bright! But then, you receive a risk assessment from your Contracting Officer asking for information that’s needed to determine if you are subject to a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR), a government review to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the way your company spends Government funds and complies with federal policy when subcontracting. While this development might cause some to worry and wonder what will happen next, there’s no reason to panic because this course will help you and your team achieve success!

Commercial Item and Service Acquisition – FAR Part 12: May 5, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after May 16th

  • There are two approaches to pricing Government contracts: cost-based acquisition and price-based acquisition. Price-based acquisition mitigates some Government contract risk by relying on “data other than certified cost or pricing data.”  For data other than certified cost or pricing data, the Government’s audit rights are limited to any time before award and do not apply to cost or profit information for the commercial items or services.

Understanding Ordering Procedures for GSA/VA Schedules: May 11, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand   Available after May 20th

  • Having an understanding of this unique contract vehicle from the Government contracting professional’s perspective will benefit your business and marketing efforts. This course is designed for any contractor who holds or plans to obtain a GSA or VA Multiple Award Schedules contract.  You will strengthen your knowledge of Federal Supply Schedules contracting ordering procedures along with other nuances. The course covers the guidance outlined in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 8.4 and other parts of the FAR that are applicable to orders placed against Schedules.

Successfully Monetizing Data Rights: May 12, 2022 | 1-2 PM | On-Demand Available after May 20th

  • License data with ease. This webinar will discuss how to successfully license data to the government in a manner compatible with a broader data monetization strategy. The webinar will discuss the importance of a data inventory, the way the government licenses data and other intangible goods, and key concerns when licensing intangible goods to the government.

Federal Contracting Basics: May 17-18, 2022 | 10 AM-4PM | On-Demand Available after May 30th

  • Are you feeling overwhelmed by Federal contracting? Are you unsure how to navigate through the Federal contracting process? Take the guesswork out of your job by attending our comprehensive, two-day Federal Contracting Basics course. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the basic framework and core principles governing Federal procurements and will prepare you to respond to the full range of issues that can arise in Federal contracting.

Bid Protests: Winning & Losing: May 19, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after June 1st.

  • Learn why Bid Protests occur and the steps you can take to prevent them. Bid protests have become a regular feature of government contracting.  Experienced contractors know that understanding how bid protests work—both the process and the substantive issues—is essential to maximizing their competitive positions.  This is true when deciding if, and when, to protest, and knowing how to participate in a protest to help protect a contract award.  This webinar, taught by two government contract attorneys with protest experience, will provide a comprehensive look at bid protests.

Subcontract Management, Teaming Agreements & Flowdowns: May 24, 2022 | 10 AM-4:30 PM |  On-Demand Available after June 5th

  • Keep your subcontracts profitable and maintain compliance with federal requirements. This one day training course covers the complex relationships between the Federal government, prime contractors, and subcontractors. This course will help you understand the role of teaming agreements, contract clause flow-downs, consent to subcontract, make or buy plans, privity, and mandatory disclosure.

Contract Type and Pricing Basics: May 25, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after June 8th

  • Explore the relationship between Contract Pricing and Contract Accounting. In Government contracts, contract types drive contract pricing and administration requirements, including pre and post award contract audit requirements. There are two primary contract types – Cost reimbursable and Fixed Price. And then there are the hybrids which include characteristics of each contract type. Join this webinar to learn more about the various contract types and explore the relationship between contract pricing and contract accounting including contract terms that govern the oversight of flexibly prices contracts including Cost Reimbursable and Time and Materials.

 

 

Service Contract Labor Standards: June 7-8, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after June 20th

  • Understand the laws and regulations that apply to government contractors with hourly service workers. The Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS/SCA) are one of the most challenging requirements for contractors with federal service contracts, from award competition to successful contract administration. This course is designed to help you understand the laws and regulations that apply to government contractors with hourly service workers and avoid the massive fines that result in violating this common government contract clause.
  • Taught by expert lawyers who offer real-world, practical advice, this is an SCA course unlike any other on the market. Our instructors provide all the ins and outs of how to navigate the complexities of the SCLS, not just the typical Department of Labor agency lines. Consider this: Would you trust the DOL to give you inside advice on how to avoid audits when conducting audits is part of their responsibility?

The New SAM.GOV: June 9, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after June 21st

  • As of May 2021, the new SAM.gov is where entities register to do business with the federal government. Join us for a tour of how to navigate the new SAM.gov and take full advantage of what it has to offer.

Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules: June 14-15, 2022 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after June 25th

  • Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contracting (MAS) isn’t just about getting a MAS contract, it’s so much more. This course focuses in on obtaining a Schedule, maintaining compliance, and ultimately driving your government sales. Centre’s GSA gurus will help you keep up with the changes that affect your contract administration and compliance efforts. In addition, you’ll learn the key components to making your MAS contract a worthwhile investment for your company.

Administration of Government Contracts: June 22-23, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM |  On-Demand Available after July 8th

  • Solve complex contracting issues, comply with contract requirements, fulfill reporting requirements, and manage difficult situations. This course gives you an in-depth tutorial on contract management fundamentals including the role of the contract manager in each phase of the acquisition lifecycle. Basic project management principles are interwoven to provide a baseline for successful contract management.

Flowdowns: Are You “Flowing” Your FAR and DFARS Clauses: June 28, 2022 | 12-4 PM | On-Demand Available after July 15th

  • Increase Compliance and Mitigate Your Firms Risk! The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and agency acquisition regulation supplements require Federal prime contractors and under certain circumstances, first-tier and lower-tier subcontractors, small and large alike, to flow-down certain clauses from their Federal contracts and subcontracts when buying items from their suppliers and subcontractors.  Although Small businesses are exempt from the requirement for subcontracting plans, small businesses are not exempt from flow-down requirements.

Understanding DCAA: June 29, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after August 3

  • Who, Why, What and How They Are Important to Your Organization. This crash course will provide a basic overview of what is needed from your organization to facilitate business processes and systems compliance with US Government and DCAA requirements. DCAA stands for “Defense Contract Audit Agency”, and they play a vital role in the procurement and acquisition process for the Department of Defense and other agencies.

 

 

How to Survive Wage and Hour Investigation: July 12, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after July 28th

  • Wage and hour laws are complex, and the unknowing violation of the FLSA can bring about a host of complicated legal issues and investigations from the DOL. Consequences for non-compliance can range from fines to payment of back-pay and fringe benefits – even criminal penalties. To avoid legal action, it is pivotal that organizations remain complaint with the FLSA. In Centre’s FLSA training webinar, we will provide you with a step-by-step approach for minimizing and avoiding the risks surrounding DOL investigations. This approach includes helping you understand what rights and obligations employers have, how to perform compliance self-audits, how to create a culture where your employees come straight to you rather than the DOL with complaints about perceived FLSA violations, and how to conduct yourself during an investigation. We will also teach you how to reduce the negative consequences of potential violations by knowing when is the right time to contact your attorney and the best avenue to take when contesting an investigator’s findings.

Preparing for a Successful CPSR Audit: July 13-14, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after July 30th

This course focuses more in-depth on regulatory guidelines and the practical aspects of how to best prepare for (and pass!) a CPSR audit.

  • Your company has become a successful government contractor and business is growing! You’re winning higher dollar, flexibly priced contracts and the future is bright! But then you receive a risk assessment form from your Contracting Officer asking for information that’s needed to determine if you are subject to a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR), a government review to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the way your company spends Government funds and complies with federal policy when subcontracting. While this development might cause some to worry and wonder what will happen next, there’s no reason to panic, as this course will take you through steps to prepare for and pass a CPSR audit.

Federal Procurement Survey: July 19-20, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after August 5th

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the basic framework and core principles governing Federal procurements. Federal Procurement Survey provides an excellent foundation for participants to build on in preparation for higher-level, more specialized and complex procurement training.  It’s ideal for new hires in the private Federal sectors with responsibilities involving Federal procurement, for seasoned acquisition professionals who are looking for a refresher, and for management officials with responsibility for overseeing these processes.

Accounting Compliance for Government Contractors: July 21, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after August 10th

  • There is accounting…and then there is Government contract accounting. Cost-based government contractors are subject to a wide range of unique accounting regulations such as Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”) and FAR contract cost principles. While CAS and FAR are based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), major differences abound. Without an adequate system in place, a contractor may be faced with enormous challenges — not the least of which is lost profits and lost opportunities. Join us for an informative webinar/seminar to learn some of the key differences, the requirements, and strategies to mitigate contract risk.

Improving CPARS Ratings: Pros & Cons: July 26, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after August 15th

  • Obtaining your highest accurate CPARS ratings is critical to your Federal business success. The percent of satisfactory CPARS ratings are hitting a record high and becoming the new “unsatisfactory.” It may be the new norm, but are they helping you win contracts? Learn what you can do to differentiate yourself. This interactive webinar offers real-world operational strategies to help you manage your CPARS ratings and prepare you for contractor self-assessments given recent Federal government policy and Agency procurement CPARS-related initiatives.

Subcontracting Plans: From A-Z: July 27, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after August 18th

  • This 3-hour course provides interactive discussion and hands-on exercises in developing, evaluating, and managing subcontracting plans.

Course Topics Included:

    • Subcontracting Plan Policies and Regulations
    • Master Subcontracting Plan
    • Individual Subcontracting Plan
    • Commercial Subcontracting Plan
    • Small Business Participation Plan

Employment Law: What Every Federal Contractor Needs to Know: July 28, 2022 | 12-4 PM | On-Demand Available after August 20th

If your company is involved with federal contracting, do you know all the employment rules and regulations you’ll need to follow in order to stay compliant? Like many contractors, are you not following proper protocol without even realizing it?

  • The employment laws, executive orders, and regulations applicable to federal contractors present an ever-changing sea of compliance challenges, and well-meaning contractors often find themselves either under the regulatory microscope or on the unexpected receiving end of a demand letter from plaintiff’s counsel (or both!). Our comprehensive “Employment Law-What Every Federal Contractor Needs To Know” course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the employment authorities and unique challenges you’ll need to be aware of in order to avoid conflict and legal action. Taught by employment attorneys who specialize in the needs of federal contractors, this course provides attendees with detailed course materials covering the statutory texts, regulations and regulatory guidance, and court decisions. Our classroom is an interactive forum that assists HR and in-house legal professionals identify and mitigate risk as well as avoid violations and lawsuits. We’ll also provide examples of court cases and guidance on addressing common, real world employment law challenges.

 

Simplifying Cost Accounting Standards (CAS): August 3, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after August 10th

  • Cost Accounting Standards are complex and difficult to read and understand. Companies are often confused by how and when CAS is triggered, what requirements apply and what the broader impact is on their businesses. This webinar simplifies the complexities of CAS with accessible easy to understand explanations of the requirements illustrated by practical examples. This course will discuss CAS applicability, the Disclosure Statement, and the fundamentals of CAS including the consistency and allocation standards.

Preventing Disputes with Effective Teaming Agreements: August 4, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after August 11th

  • Discuss the common causes of disputes between contractors and how a well drafted agreement can avoid them. Join our attorneys in understanding the effects and importance of executing comprehensive teaming agreements with prime or subcontractors that include all of the terms, conditions, and provisions that are essential to a successful partnership for government business.

Subcontracting Under the FAR: August 9-10, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available After August 20th

  • With the constant changes in Federal procurement, keep your skills sharp and stay up-to-date on key issues in Federal subcontracting. Our two-day Subcontracting Under the FAR training course covers the complex relationships between the Federal government, prime contractors, and subcontractors. Its content is a must for negotiating and managing subcontracts whether you are a prime contractor, subcontractor, or supplier.

Multiple Award Schedule: The Negotiation Process: August 11, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available After August 21st

  • We will unlock the mysteries of contract negotiation by providing you with best practices in negotiating your MAS Contract. GSA’s Contracting Officers are trained acquisition professionals who negotiate and administer contracts daily. Review the do’s and don’ts of contract negotiation with actual examples before you begin negotiations with GSA. While contract negotiations may be tricky, administering a Multiple Award Schedule contract can also be challenging.  Our Senior GSA Consultant and staff will show you how to develop a contract administration plan to ensure stellar contract compliance and reduce risks associated with poor contract administration.

FAR “Less Complicated”: August 16-17, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM |  On-Demand Available after August 26th.

  • Our comprehensive explanations will help new FAR users, while our in-depth examples will aid experienced contract professionals. This two-day training offers critical information through hands-on workshops that will help both contracting and technical personnel better understand and navigate the FAR. Attendees will come away from the course feeling confident about how to apply the FAR to a variety of acquisition scenarios.

Bid Protests: Winning & Losing: August 18, 2022 | 1-3 PM |  On-Demand Available after August 30th

  • Learn why Bid Protests occur and the steps you can take to prevent them. Bid protests have become a regular feature of government contracting.  Experienced contractors know that understanding how bid protests work—both the process and the substantive issues—is essential to maximizing their competitive positions.  This is true when deciding if, and when, to protest, and knowing how to participate in a protest to help protect a contract award.  This webinar, taught by two government contract attorneys with protest experience, will provide a comprehensive look at bid protests.

Recovery of Legal Fees and Expenses at the Board of Contract Appeals: August 23, 2022 | 1-2 PM |  On-Demand Available after August 26th

  • The course will examine the “Equal Access to Justice Act” (EAJA), 5 U.S.C. 504(a), as it applies to litigation before the BCAs. From the contractor’s perspective, you will learn how to qualify for and obtain an EAJA award in BCA proceedings and to avoid matters that may endanger an award.  From the government’s perspective, you will learn the techniques available to the agency to challenge an EAJA award.

Contract Closeout for Contractors: August 24, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after September 8th

  • Government contractors must understand their role in contract closeouts to ensure their interests are fully protected. Our one-day course for government contractors focuses on key elements of contract closeout — from final delivery to final payment — and highlights solutions to common mistakes that can lead to closeout delays or losing the ability to address any issues affecting contractor/subcontractor costs.

Government Contract Compliance: August 25, 2022 | 12-4 PM |  On-Demand Available after September 8th

  • The best way to remain in compliance is to implement a proactive Government Compliance Program. Our training covers the foundations of federal government contracting and keeps you up-to-date on emerging topics in the federal contracting industry. Government contracting is a highly regulated environment, with significant penalties for non-compliance with laws, regulations, and contract provisions.

Federal Sales: Capturing and Winning Business: September 14, 2022 | 10 AM-4 PM |  On-Demand Available after September 28th

  • Participants will learn how to better position themselves in the Federal Marketplace and effectively respond to opportunities. Our instructor will take you through the basics of getting started, where and how to find procurement opportunities in the Federal Marketplace, finding contracting officers and end users, preparing to meet with/call on prospective Federal customers, and how to distinguish and differentiate your company from others.

Subcontracts Management: What Prime Contractors Need to Know When Creating New Subcontracts: September 15, 2022 | 1-2:39 PM | On-Demand Available after September 28th

  • You need a Subcontractor – now what? The Federal Acquisition Regulations sets forth a number of requirements. Prime Contractors must follow these requirements when issuing subcontracts. This webinar will discuss these requirements and how they impact subcontract formation as well as prime contractor procurement policies and procedures.

Flowdowns: Are You “Flowing” Your FAR and DFARS Clauses: September 20, 2022 | 12-4 PM |  On-Demand Available after September 30th

  • Increase Compliance and Mitigate Your Firms Risk! The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), and agency acquisition regulation supplements require Federal prime contractors and under certain circumstances, first-tier and lower-tier subcontractors, small and large alike, to flow-down certain clauses from their Federal contracts and subcontracts when buying items from their suppliers and subcontractors.  Although Small businesses are exempt from the requirement for subcontracting plans, small businesses are not exempt from flow-down requirements.

Contract Type and Pricing Basics: September 22, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after October 1st.

  • Explore the relationship between Contract Pricing and Contract Accounting. In Government contracts, contract types drive contract pricing and administration requirements, including pre and post award contract audit requirements. There are two primary contract types – Cost reimbursable and Fixed Price. And then there are the hybrids which include characteristics of each contract type. Join this webinar to learn more about the various contract types and explore the relationship between contract pricing and contract accounting including contract terms that govern the oversight of flexibly prices contracts including Cost Reimbursable and Time and Materials.

Administration of Government Contracts: September 27-28, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after October 7th 

  • Solve complex contracting issues, comply with contract requirements, fulfill reporting requirements, and manage difficult situations. This course gives you an in-depth tutorial on contract management fundamentals including the role of the contract manager in each phase of the acquisition lifecycle. Basic project management principles are interwoven to provide a baseline for successful contract management.

Service Contract Labor Standards: October 4-5, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after October 15th

  • Understand the laws and regulations that apply to government contractors with hourly service workers. The Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS/SCA) are one of the most challenging requirements for contractors with federal service contracts, from award competition to successful contract administration. This course is designed to help you understand the laws and regulations that apply to government contractors with hourly service workers and avoid the massive fines that result in violating this common government contract clause.
  • Taught by expert lawyers who offer real-world, practical advice, this is an SCA course unlike any other on the market. Our instructors provide all the ins and outs of how to navigate the complexities of the SCLS, not just the typical Department of Labor agency lines. Consider this: Would you trust the DOL to give you inside advice on how to avoid audits when conducting audits is part of their responsibility?

Subcontracts Management: Modifications, Changes and Terminations: October 12, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after October 20th.

  • You have issued a subcontract, now what? This webinar covers FAR requirements and basic subcontracts management, including how to manage changes/modifications required during performance. We will discuss how formation impacts subcontract management – from execution to closeout.

Teaming Agreements: Do’s and Don’ts: October 13, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after October 22nd.

  • Draft a successful Teaming Agreement to meet your business goals. Join our attorneys in understanding the effects and importance of executing comprehensive teaming agreements and subcontracts that include all of the terms, conditions, and provisions that are essential to a successful partnership for government business.

Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules: October 18-19, 2022 | 9 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after October 26th

  • Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contracting (MAS) isn’t just about getting a MAS contract, it’s so much more. This course focuses in on obtaining a Schedule, maintaining compliance, and ultimately driving your government sales. Centre’s GSA gurus will help you keep up with the changes that affect your contract administration and compliance efforts. In addition, you’ll learn the key components to making your MAS contract a worthwhile investment for your company.

Accounting Compliance for Government Contractors: October 20, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after October 30th.

  • There is accounting…and then there is Government contract accounting. Cost-based government contractors are subject to a wide range of unique accounting regulations such as Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”) and FAR contract cost principles. While CAS and FAR are based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), major differences abound. Without an adequate system in place, a contractor may be faced with enormous challenges — not the least of which is lost profits and lost opportunities. Join us for an informative webinar/seminar to learn some of the key differences, the requirements, and strategies to mitigate contract risk.

Federal Procurement Survey: October 25-26, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after November 1st

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the basic framework and core principles governing Federal procurements. Federal Procurement Survey provides an excellent foundation for participants to build on in preparation for higher-level, more specialized and complex procurement training.  It’s ideal for new hires in the private Federal sectors with responsibilities involving Federal procurement, for seasoned acquisition professionals who are looking for a refresher, and for management officials with responsibility for overseeing these processes.

The New SAM.GOV: October 27, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after November 8th

  • As of May 2021, the new SAM.gov is where entities register to do business with the federal government. Join us for a tour of how to navigate the new SAM.gov and take full advantage of what it has to offer.

Subcontract Management, Teaming Agreements & Flowdowns” November 2, 2022 | 10 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after November 11th

  • Keep your subcontracts profitable and maintain compliance with federal requirements. This one day training course covers the complex relationships between the Federal government, prime contractors, and subcontractors. This course will help you understand the role of teaming agreements, contract clause flow-downs, consent to subcontract, make or buy plans, privity, and mandatory disclosure.

Termination for Default: What Every Government Contractor Needs to Know: November 3, 2022 | 1-2 PM | On-Demand Available after November 13th

  • Understand your legal rights and responsibilities when the Federal Government issues a termination for default (T4D) of your contract. Learn about the government’s right to terminate and its limitations; how a T4D impacts the contract and the contractor; contractor strategies to challenge/overturn a T4D, and more.

Advanced Contract Administration: November 15-16, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available After November 29th

Find solutions to the most complex contact administration issues.

  • This fast-paced two-day course focuses on increasing contract compliance while reducing contractor risk.  The class addresses tackling the most complex issues in Federal contract administration including bilateral and unilateral modifications/change orders, cure notices, show cause notices, the Disputes Statute, time extensions, delay and impact claims, requests for equitable adjustment, subcontracting requirements, post-award size status changes, novation agreements, flow-down requirements, payment issues, and much more. Enhance your skills with our hands-on workshop.

Maintaining TAA/BAA Compliances for Government Contractors: November 17, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after November 30th

  • Recent changes under the Trump and Biden Administration have put a renewed focus on enforcement of the regulations around Buy American.
  • This course will cover all aspects of the BAA, TAA, and related exceptions. Learn what the Acts cover, how to ensure your products comply, and how to create a Compliance Program to avoid the costly penalties

Subcontracts Management: Price Analysis Techniques: December 1, 2022 | 1-2:30 PM | On-Demand Available after December 6th

  • Start building your understanding of the requirements under DFAR business systems. We will discuss the FAR requirements to perform subcontractor price analysis when responding to proposals and prior to issuing subcontracts. We will discuss analysis under FAR part 15 and FAR part 44.

FAR “Less Complicated”: December 6-7, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after December 12th

  • Our comprehensive explanations will help new FAR users, while our in-depth examples will aid experienced contract professionals. This two-day training offers critical information through hands-on workshops that will help both contracting and technical personnel better understand and navigate the FAR. Attendees will come away from the course feeling confident about how to apply the FAR to a variety of acquisition scenarios.

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Michelle Jasper

Michelle Jasper is the Federal Training Manager at Centre Law & Consulting, where she manages logistics for Centre’s on-site training courses for government contractors and agencies. Michelle is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and has more than 30 years of experience in government, association, and corporate meeting planning. She also works closely with the project management and business development teams to promote and ensure the seamless execution of world-class trainings. Michelle was nominated for the 2018 Virginia Business Meeting Planner of the Year Award.