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February 2019

Acquisition Hour: Understanding Your Obligations When Quoting and Receiving Awards from Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) DIBBS

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

When your business submits a quote through the Defense Logistics Agency’s DIBBS, you are not just quoting a price.  You are also indicating that you have an understanding of the full requirements and obligations that will come with the award. Businesses bidding on manufactured parts and related items of supply should read and understand the DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA) MASTER SOLICITATION FOR AUTOMATED SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITIONS prior to submitting a bid. Beginning in October, 2017, on all automated solicitations and awards,…

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WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 3: FAR Parts 16-18; 10-12 – Webinar

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The third session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 16-18 and 10-12. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 10: Market Research Part 11: Describing Agency Needs Part 12: Acquisition of Commercial Items Part 16: Types of Contracts Part 17: Special Contracting Methods Part 18: Emergency Acquisitions Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend,…

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Acquisition Hour: Information Management for Federal Contractors

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Federal contractors deal with information from a variety of programs and in many instances the information requires special handling which limit its distribution and/or sharing. The handling and sharing requirements apply to the information in all of its formats – printed, sketched, discussed, or viewable as an end product, a model or mockup. Protecting this information is a required and essential element of contract compliance. This webinar will provide an overview of the key elements and considerations that should be…

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March 2019

WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 4: FAR Parts 13-15 – Webinar

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The fourth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 13-15. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 13: Simplified Acquisition Procedures Part 14: Sealed Bidding Part 15: Contracting by Negotiation Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits. To view a schedule of all…

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Acquisition Hour: Growing Your Small Business With the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program

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

In Wisconsin, a number of local government entities including Milwaukee County, WisDOT, MMSD, Dane County and the City of Madison, require participation from Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in their procurement process. Both Woman owned and Minority owned businesses can potentially qualify for this program. The Unified Certification Program (UCP) allows applicants for the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program to apply only once for a DBE certification that will be honored by all recipients in the state. In Wisconsin, a number of…

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WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 5: FAR Parts 1-18 – Practice Test Review – Webinar

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The fifth session of the FAR review will be a practice test review. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits.

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Acquisition Hour: Preparing for a CPSR Audit

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The objective of a contractor purchasing system review (CPSR) is to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness with which the contractor spends Government funds and complies with Government policy when subcontracting This webinar will provide an overview of the CPSR and recent changes that affect contractors. The webinar will cover the following topics: The recent threshold change for CPSR eligibility and how it may affect your business. The CPSR process. What elements of the review have changed recently. The most common…

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WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 6: FAR Parts 19-29 – Webinar

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The sixth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 19-29. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 19: Small Business Programs Part 22: Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions Part 23: Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace Part 24: Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information Part 25: Foreign Acquisition Part 26: Other Socioeconomic Programs Part 27: Patents,…

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WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 7: FAR Parts 30-33 – Webinar

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The seventh session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 30-33. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 30: Cost Accounting Standards Administration Part 31: Contract Costs Principles and Procedures Part 32: Contract Financing Part 33: Protests, Disputes and Appeals Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar is eligible for…

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Acquisition Hour: Doing Business With the United Nations

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Dmitri Dovgopoly, Director of the United Nations Headquarters Procurement Division in New York, for an introduction to doing business with the United Nations. The UN procures approximately $17.7 billion annually in a wide range of goods and services. Mr. Dovgopoly will outline the UN’s buying needs and inform participants how to pursue procurement opportunities. Mr. Dovgopoly represents one of the largest procurers in the UN system at the United Nations Procurement Division (UN/PD). UN/PD procures approximately $3 billion annually…

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April 2019

WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 8: FAR Parts 34-41 – Webinar

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The eighth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 34-41. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 34: Major System Acquisition Part 35: Research and Development Contracting Part 36: Construction and Architect - Engineer Contracts Part 37: Service Contracting Part 38: Federal Supply Schedule Contracting Part 39: Acquisition of Information Technology Part 41: Acquisition of Utility Services Note these sessions are being held as a…

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WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 9: FAR Parts 42-53 – Webinar

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The ninth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 42-53. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 42: Contract Administration and Audit Services Part 43: Contract Modifications Part 44: Subcontracting Policies and Procedures Part 45: Government Property Part 46: Quality Assurance Part 47: Transportation Part 48: Value Engineering Part 49: Termination of Contracts Part 50: Extraordinary Contractual Actions and The Safety Act Part 51: Use…

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WPI and NCMA Wisconsin Chapter CFCM Session 10: FAR Parts 1-51 – Practice Test Review – Webinar

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM,  Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The tenth session of the FAR review will be a practice test review. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits. To view a schedule of all upcoming FAR review webinars CLICK HERE.

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Acquisition Hour: Update on the Hour Wage Labor Law

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

This session will provide attendees with an update on federal wage-hour laws to help employers maintain compliance with Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Service Contract Act and Fair Labor Standards Act provisions. A particular emphasis will be placed on the application of these laws in the construction industry. This webinar will cover: Prevailing wages Completing certified payrolls formsA The correct payment of overtime Tests used to determine if an employee should be classified as exempt Speaker: Corey Walton, Community Outreach and Resource…

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