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.

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: May 23, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM |On-Demand Available after June 4th

  • 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 *Rescheduled for March 22 & 23rd.

  • 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?

Service Contract Labor Standards: March 22nd – 23rd, 2022 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after April 12

  • 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?

Teaming Agreements: Do’s and Don’ts: March 24, 2022 | 1-3 PM | On-Demand Available after April 19th

  • 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 24th

  • 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.

Subcontract Management, Teaming Agreements & Flowdowns: April 14th 10-4:30PM

  • 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.

Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules: April 18-19, 2022 | 9 AM – 4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after April 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.

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.

Fundamentals of Business Development: April 28, 2022 | 12-4 PM | On-Demand Available after May 3rd

  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

FREE Webinar – Terminations in Government Contracting | June 16, 2022 | 1-2 PM on Zoom

  • 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 are all about, what your rights are and what your cost entitlements may be.

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.

Federal Contracting Basics: June 28th & 29th, 2022 | 10 AM-4PM  (Rescheduled from May)

  • 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.

Boot Camp for GSA Multiple Award Schedules: July 13-14, 2022 | 9:00 AM-4:30 PM | On-Demand Available after July 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.

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.

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.

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

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?

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.

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.