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.

2023 Training Calendar

Teaming Agreements, JVs and CTAs | January 12th | 1-3:00 PM  

  • Our nationally recognized Attorneys will explain the tips and tricks necessary to negotiate teaming agreements both as a prime and as a subcontractor. Learn from the experts why up to 49% of the workshare is different from 49% of the workshare. You’ll learn what to avoid from our years of representing federal contractors.

GSA Boot Camp | January 19th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM 

  • Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contracting (MAS) isn’t just about getting a MAS contract, it’s so much more. Learn how to obtain a Schedule, maintain compliance, negotiate renewals and modifications, avoid Trade Agreements Act issues, and much more. We were first and we are often copied, but never equaled. Centre’s own GSA experts will give you the correct answers you need.

Please note that this course will be in-person.

Maintaining TAA/BAA Compliances for Government Contractors | January 26th | 1-3:00 PM  

  • Our attorneys are seeing renewed focus on BAA, TAA, and International Trade enforcement. This course covers all aspects of the Buy America Act, Trade Agreements Act, and import and export regulations. Learn what is covered, exemptions you may qualify for, and important new compliance issues companies are facing.

Subcontract Management, Teaming Agreements & Flowdowns | February 7th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM 

  • 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.

Learn Tactical Negotiation Skills from Special Operations Veteran | February 15th | 9 AM-1 PM

  • Join Gray Doctrine Group instructors in Centre’s special Executive Training. Get the same negotiation skills and tradecraft taught to the military Special Operations teams. Learn how to succeed in business by:
    • Using fundamental principles of human nature to your advantage.
    • Asking carefully calibrated questions to build trust-based relationships.
    • Reading body language and much more

Note: This course is in-person only at Centre Law.

Advanced Contract Administration | February 16th-17th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • 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. 

Service Contract Labor Standards | February 22nd-23rd | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

  • 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.   

Annual Review | March 9th | 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

  • Annual Review is Centre Law & Consulting’s flagship conference. Every year contract managers, procurement professionals, counsel and business executives from across the country come together to learn about the latest developments in the ever-changing field of government contracting. From start to finish this is a day full of engaging speakers, insightful topics and incredible networking opportunities.

FAR “Less Complicated” | April 12th-13st | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • 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. 

Federal Contracting Basics | April 25th-26th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • 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 Protest: Winning & Losing | May 1st | 1-3:00 PM  

  • 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. 

GSA Boot Camp | May 10th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contracting (MAS) isn’t just about getting a MAS contract, it’s so much more. Learn how to obtain a Schedule, maintain compliance, negotiate renewals and modifications, avoid Trade Agreements Act issues, and much more. We were first and we are often copied, but never equaled. Centre’s own GSA experts will give you the correct answers you need.

Terminations for Convenience | May 17th | 1-3:00 PM

  • You are terminated. Three words government contractors dread to hear. Terminations don’t have to be scary and often do not mean you did something wrong. We will explain to you what terminations all are about, what your rights are and what your cost entitlements may be.

Advanced Contract Administration | May 22nd-23rd | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • 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. 

Service Contract Labor Standards | June 13th-14th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • 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?

Advanced Contract Administration | July 19th-20th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • 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. 

Teaming Agreements, JVs and CTAs | July 27th | 1-3:00 PM

  • Our nationally recognized Attorneys will explain the tips and tricks necessary to negotiate teaming agreements both as a prime and as a subcontractor. Learn from the experts why up to 49% of the workshare is different from 49% of the workshare. You’ll learn what to avoid from our years of representing federal contractors.

GSA Boot Camp | August 16th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM 

  • Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contracting (MAS) isn’t just about getting a MAS contract, it’s so much more. Learn how to obtain a Schedule, maintain compliance, negotiate renewals and modifications, avoid Trade Agreements Act issues, and much more. We were first and we are often copied, but never equaled. Centre’s own GSA experts will give you the correct answers you need.

Advanced Contract Administration | September 20th-21st | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM 

  • 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. 

GSA Boot Camp | October 11th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM  

  • Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules Contracting (MAS) isn’t just about getting a MAS contract, it’s so much more. Learn how to obtain a Schedule, maintain compliance, negotiate renewals and modifications, avoid Trade Agreements Act issues, and much more. We were first and we are often copied, but never equaled. Centre’s own GSA experts will give you the correct answers you need.

Maintaining TAA/BAA Compliances for Government Contractors | October 26th | 1-3:00 PM

  • Our attorneys are seeing renewed focus on BAA, TAA, and International Trade enforcement. This course covers all aspects of the Buy America Act, Trade Agreements Act, and import and export regulations. Learn what is covered, exemptions you may qualify for, and important new compliance issues companies are facing.

Service Contract Labor Standards | November 2nd-3rd | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

  • 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? 

Subcontract Management, Teaming Agreements & Flowdowns | November 7th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM 

  • 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.

FAR “Less Complicated” | December 6th-7th | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM 

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.