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Benjamin Blanc

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October 2019

Acquisition Hour: Changes, Delays and Disputes in Federal Construction Contracts

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Administration of federal government contracts can be challenging.  Understanding the Contractor’s rights and responsibilities when changes and other issues arise helps immensely. This webinar will cover: Directed and Constructive Changes Excusable and Non-Excusable Delay Procedures for Resolving Disputes Speaker: Helen Henningsen, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. To view a schedule of all upcoming webinars CLICK HERE

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Acquisition Hour: Cyber Security for Current and Prospective DOD Contractors and Subcontractors

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is Part 3 of a five part Acquisition Hour: Cyber Security series. It’s one thing to be hacked at home or at the office and have personal information stolen. It’s another thing to have been entrusted with Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) or other equally as sensitive defense information and have it stolen by a hacker or individual working on behalf of a foreign government. To help protect its information, the Department of Defense requires both Prime contractors and subcontractors…

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November 2019

Acquisition Hour: Service Contracts with Federal Agencies

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) has a specific Part covering Service Contracting. This webinar will discuss the ins and out of what makes Service Contracts different. This webinar will cover: General Information Statement of Works, Performance Work Statements Performance Based Acquisitions DOL Wage Determinations Speaker: Carol Murphy, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. To view a schedule of all upcoming webinars CLICK HERE.

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Acquisition Hour: Key Ideas Associated With CUI Requirements and DFARS 252.204-7012

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is Part 4 of a five part Acquisition Hour: Cyber Security series. The details of NIST 800-171 r1 always seem to drive any conversation about CUI and being in compliance with DFARS 252.204-7012. Of course the details are important but so are the broad overarching ideas and requirements which may help businesses to better understand what is required, prioritize activities and focus their efforts. This webinar will review these key top-level elements and discuss how they can help with…

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Acquisition Hour: Procurement Methods

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There are several procurement methods used by federal agencies when acquiring services, supplies and construction.  The procurement method that the government utilizes directly impacts what offerors should submit when competing for contracts, and how the government selects the awardee. This webinar will cover: Sealed Bidding Competitive Negotiations Commercial Items Acquisitions, Simplified Acquisitions, and Exercising Options Speaker: Helen Henningsen, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. To view a schedule of all upcoming webinars CLICK HERE.

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Acquisition Hour: The Future of SAM.gov

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Meet the new SAM.gov! beta.SAM.gov will become the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards. It will be the central HUB for the entire federal awards community –assistance, grants and procurement. General Services Administration (GSA) went public with the new site last August. Once integrated, 10 systems (including fbo.gov, fpds.gov, Wage Determination, CPARS, CFDA and others) will be categorized by their main feature (such as contract opportunities, registration, and wage determinations) into a centralized website called beta.SAM.gov. This webinar…

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December 2019

Acquisition Hour: Types of Federal Contracts

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

There are numerous types of federal contracts. The type of contract can affect how much a contractor is paid, risk allocation on cost overruns, and the contractual obligations of the contractor and the government. This webinar will cover: • Fixed Price Contracts • Cost-Reimbursement Contracts • Indefinite-Delivery Contracts • Time and Materials/Labor Hour Contracts, Letter Contracts, and Basic Ordering Agreements Speaker: Helen Henningsen, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. To view a schedule of…

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Acquisition Hour: Cyber Trends, Threats and the Evolving Hacker’s Marketplace

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This is Part 5 of a five part Acquisition Hour: Cyber Security series. Cyber-threats are pervasive and the ranks of cyber-criminals continues to grow as do their tools and techniques. In some cases, just by powering up an electronic device we are at risk. The cyber-threat landscape is also not static; it continues to evolve and in some instances at an incredible rate. Part of compliance is maintaining an awareness of the threats to be able to adapt policies and…

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