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Government Contractor Events and Training Options with Industry Experts

Our experts offer extensive Government contractor events and training options for Government Contracting professionals in-house, at seminars, conferences and via the web. We also personalize courses to fit individual requirements. Some of our areas of focus include; FAR, CAS, Cost Accounting, ICS, EVM, Federal Grants Compliance, Government Contracting principles and more.

Please review our calendar for public courses and contact us if we can assist with scheduling training personalized for you or your organization.

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3 4Maximize Travel Cost Recovery - FAR Part 31.205-46 (PCI)Maximize Travel Cost Recovery - FAR Part 31.205-46 (PCI)Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
During this 2-hour program we will take a deep dive into the Travel Costs cost principle, FAR 31.205-46, and examine the “dos” and “don’ts” of charging certain travel costs to the Federal government. We will examine the regulations, DCAA guidance, and document retention requirements surrounding the cost principle. We’ll also provide contractors with tips for ensuring that they maximize travel cost recovery without running afoul of allowability requirements. Join the CapEdge team as they discuss: - What types of travel costs can be charged to the Government?
- Maximizing travel cost recovery
- FTR/JTR Impact
Virtual Course
5Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) - GMUContractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) - GMUTime: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
This course addresses the current Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) environment industry is facing, including the challenges and nuances of the pandemic-caused pivot to the virtual CPSR setting. We will also explore the subject matter areas and common pitfalls that contractors are repeatedly encountering through their CPSRs. This course is recommended for individuals who are responsible for: US Government contractor purchasing or subcontracting; implementing and maintaining adequate purchasing systems; and supporting US Government CPSRs. Instructor: Chase Kunk, Managing Partner, Capital Edge Consulting
Online
Part 2: Strategies to Maximize Competition & SB UtilizationPart 2: Strategies to Maximize Competition & SB UtilizationTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maximizing Competition & Small Business Utilization through Effective Market Research - Part 2: Market Research Strategies to Maximize Competition and Small Business Utilization (2 of 3) This three-part course will focus on maximizing competition and small business utilization in contractors’ procurement activities. In addition to exploring FAR-based competition, we will also explore market research strategies and channels to increase the competitive field in contractors’ subcontracting and procurements. This will include means by which to identify potential small business and other socio-economic firms for inclusion in your organization’s competitive procurements. This program is intended for procurement, subcontracting, supply chain, contracts, small business advocates, and compliance professionals. Part 1: Basics of Competition and Defining Market Research Part 2: Market Research Strategies to Maximize Competition and Small Business Utilization Part 3: The Intersection of Market Research & FAR-based Compliance Instructor: Kristina Staley, Senior Manager, Capital Edge Consulting
3-Part Webinar Series
6Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) - GMUContractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) - GMUTime: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm
This course addresses the current Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) environment industry is facing, including the challenges and nuances of the pandemic-caused pivot to the virtual CPSR setting. We will also explore the subject matter areas and common pitfalls that contractors are repeatedly encountering through their CPSRs. This course is recommended for individuals who are responsible for: US Government contractor purchasing or subcontracting; implementing and maintaining adequate purchasing systems; and supporting US Government CPSRs. Instructor: Chase Kunk, Managing Partner, Capital Edge Consulting
Online
The FOUR W's of Grants & Cooperative Agreements SeriesThe FOUR W's of Grants & Cooperative Agreements SeriesTime: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is session 3 of 3 in the FOUR W's of Grants and Cooperative Agreements Series. In this session, we will dive into the Post-Award activities necessary to successfully execute and comply with “won” opportunities. From overall compliance to the organizational impacts of new terms and conditions, our team will identify the challenges ahead. Challenges are common, understanding and preparing ahead will ensure your organization has a smooth transition into execution and compliance while adding value and providing quality services to the US taxpayers. Learning Objectives:
Understand Post-Award activities necessary to successfully execute and comply with “won” opportunities.
Understand common challenges faced when complying with conditional contract requirements
Identify best practices and preparation advantages to ensure a smooth transition
This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit.
NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
Procurement University: Commercial Items (#3)Procurement University: Commercial Items (#3)Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Commercial Items - Session 3 - Procurement University 2024 This is session 3 of 9 in the Procurement University webinar series. FAR Part 12 regulates commercial item acquisition. Selling a commercial item to the Federal Government sounds easy right? Wrong. The Federal Government wants to make sure it is getting a fair and reasonable price and ensure it is a commercially available item. This session will cover what determines an item or service to be commercial and how to effectively support price reasonableness. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar you should be able to:
Identify commercial items and commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) items;
Determine how to classify an item as commercial and document commercial items with an adequate commercial item determination (CID);
Support price reasonableness with the appropriate method of analysis (price or cost); and
Understand the DCMA Commercial Item Group’s role in the federal acquisition process.
This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit.
NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
Webinar
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10 11Capital Edge Takeaways from the 2024 Deltek Clarity StudyCapital Edge Takeaways from the 2024 Deltek Clarity StudyTime: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Navigating the Future of Government Contracting: Capital Edge Takeaways from the 2024 Deltek Clarity Study Join Capital Edge Government Contract Experts for an industry perspective into the 2024 Deltek Clarity Study. The 2024 Deltek Clarity Government Contracting Industry Study is the ultimate resource for enhancing your competitive edge as a government contractor. This comprehensive study delves into crucial aspects of project-based businesses, including financial performance, project management practices, compliance and security regulations, labor market trends, contract management efficiencies, technology adoption, and strategies for navigating rapidly changing government market conditions. Join Capital Edge and Deltek for this webinar and equip yourself with the insights and strategies necessary to thrive in the government contracting industry: • Gain a deep understanding of the latest market trends and their impact on government contracting.
• Explore the critical issues facing supply chains, labor markets, and investments in people and processes.
• Stay updated on the latest financial measures and compliance requirements as costs and audits continue to rise.
• Learn about the persistent challenges in contract management and procurement, and discover effective solutions.
Webinar
12Q2 Compliance Updates & Hot Topics | JAMIS Prime InsightsQ2 Compliance Updates & Hot Topics | JAMIS Prime InsightsTime: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Regulatory compliance in the government contracting world changes on a frequent basis. Regulatory compliance authorities come in various forms; including, legislation, rule-making, regulation and agency-specific procedure, and it is important for contractors to stay on top of the current and changing environment. Join JAMIS Software guest presenter, Paul Bailey, of the Government Contracts Practice at Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. as he reviews the compliance updates and challenges that may affect government contractors and potentially impact various areas of your business, including: - Statutory and Regulatory Updates
- NDAA, Executive Orders, Proposed and Final Rules
- DCAA / DCMA Guidance and Instruction
- MRDs, PGIs, DCAA CAM
- DCAA Audit Trends and Initiatives, Annual Report to Congress
- GAO Reports, IG Reports, ASBCA / COFC Decisions
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be aware of recent legislative, regulatory, and DCAA audit guidance actions affecting government contract compliance and identify challenges that may be in store for the remainder of the year and beyond.
Webinar
Part 3: The Intersection of Market Research & FAR-based CompPart 3: The Intersection of Market Research & FAR-based CompTime: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maximizing Competition & Small Business Utilization through Effective Market Research - Part 3: The Intersection of Market Research & FAR-based Compliance (3 of 3) This three-part course will focus on maximizing competition and small business utilization in contractors’ procurement activities. In addition to exploring FAR-based competition, we will also explore market research strategies and channels to increase the competitive field in contractors’ subcontracting and procurements. This will include means by which to identify potential small business and other socio-economic firms for inclusion in your organization’s competitive procurements. This program is intended for procurement, subcontracting, supply chain, contracts, small business advocates, and compliance professionals. Part 1: Basics of Competition and Defining Market Research Part 2: Market Research Strategies to Maximize Competition and Small Business Utilization Part 3: The Intersection of Market Research & FAR-based Compliance Instructor: Kristina Staley, Senior Manager, Capital Edge Consulting
3-Part Webinar Series
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24 25 26Thompson Grants - Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, OhioThompson Grants - Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, OhioTime: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST GRANT REGULATIONS AT THIS FEDERAL GRANTS COMPLIANCE TRAINING! The uniform guidance currently is under review for more potential changes and revisions, which ultimately could necessitate an adjustment of internal policies, priorities and resources, making managing and protecting your federal funding more important than ever. Join Thompson Grants at the Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, Ohio on June 26-27, to learn about grants considerations, the Compliance Supplement updates, and how grants could be affected by the proposed uniform guidance revisions under review. This comprehensive two or three-day agenda includes powerhouse sessions that cover everything you need to know – start to finish – about how to tackle the toughest grants management challenges. You’ll even be able to ask your specific questions directly to our trainers during the interactive Q&A segment. With your registration, you will receive:
✓ Expert-led grants training
✓ Networking opportunities during provided breakfasts and lunches
✓ Up to 14.4 NASBA CPEs & 14.4 GPCI CEUs
Sonesta Columbus Downtown
33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
2024: FAR Part 44, Subcontracting Policies And Procedures2024: FAR Part 44, Subcontracting Policies And ProceduresTime: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Washington DC based, Jennifer Schaus & Associates in the 2024 Webinar Series covering The FAR, Federal Acquisition Regulations.
This session will feature guest speaker, Managing Partner, Chase Kunk, Capital Edge Consulting; who will discuss the important details and nuances of The FAR. Get educated about the rules and regulations in the game of federal contracting.
Webinar
27Thompson Grants - Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, OhioThompson Grants - Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, OhioTime: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
LEARN ABOUT THE LATEST GRANT REGULATIONS AT THIS FEDERAL GRANTS COMPLIANCE TRAINING! The uniform guidance currently is under review for more potential changes and revisions, which ultimately could necessitate an adjustment of internal policies, priorities and resources, making managing and protecting your federal funding more important than ever. Join Thompson Grants at the Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, Ohio on June 26-27, to learn about grants considerations, the Compliance Supplement updates, and how grants could be affected by the proposed uniform guidance revisions under review. This comprehensive two or three-day agenda includes powerhouse sessions that cover everything you need to know – start to finish – about how to tackle the toughest grants management challenges. You’ll even be able to ask your specific questions directly to our trainers during the interactive Q&A segment. With your registration, you will receive:
✓ Expert-led grants training
✓ Networking opportunities during provided breakfasts and lunches
✓ Up to 14.4 NASBA CPEs & 14.4 GPCI CEUs
Sonesta Columbus Downtown
33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
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  • 26JunThompson Grants - Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, OhioLEARN ABOUT THE LATEST GRANT REGULATIONS AT THIS FEDERAL GRANTS COMPLIANCE TRAINING! The uniform guidance currently is under review for more potential changes and revisions, which ultimately could necessitate an adjustment of internal policies, priorities and resources, making managing and protecting your federal funding more important than ever. Join Thompson Grants at the Federal Grants Forum in Columbus, Ohio on June 26-27, to learn about grants considerations, the Compliance Supplement updates, and how grants could be affected by the proposed uniform guidance revisions under review. This comprehensive two or three-day agenda includes powerhouse sessions that cover everything you need to know – start to finish – about how to tackle the toughest grants management challenges. You’ll even be able to ask your specific questions directly to our trainers during the interactive Q&A segment. With your registration, you will receive:
    ✓ Expert-led grants training
    ✓ Networking opportunities during provided breakfasts and lunches
    ✓ Up to 14.4 NASBA CPEs & 14.4 GPCI CEUs
    Sonesta Columbus Downtown
    33 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
    Jun 26 - Jun 278:00 am - 5:00 pmLearn More »
  • 26Jun2024: FAR Part 44, Subcontracting Policies And ProceduresJoin Washington DC based, Jennifer Schaus & Associates in the 2024 Webinar Series covering The FAR, Federal Acquisition Regulations.
    This session will feature guest speaker, Managing Partner, Chase Kunk, Capital Edge Consulting; who will discuss the important details and nuances of The FAR. Get educated about the rules and regulations in the game of federal contracting.
    Webinar 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLearn More »
  • 10JulDisclosure Statements and Cost Accounting PracticesThis virtual course takes an analytical approach to Disclosure Statements, cost accounting practices, and cost impact proposals through definitions, rules, requirements, responsibilities, and implications in the management and administration of CAS-covered government contracts.
    It starts with the basics:
    CAS-Covered Contracts and Awards
    Thresholds
    Exemptions
    Disclosure Statement Criteria
    Revisions
    Reviews
    Adequacy of Disclosure
    Timing of Submission
    Compliance
    Accounting Requirements
    Implementation
    Effects of Filing
    Changes to a Cost Accounting Practice
    Cost Impact Proposals
    Calculation Methods and Techniques
    FAR Provisions
    The virtual course continues with examples, principles and practices from Disclosure Statement content and criteria to:
    a self-audit checklist for compliance with the requirements
    what triggers a change and how to recognize a change to a cost accounting practice
    how to prepare a cost impact proposal, conduct an analysis, and calculate the impact
    The virtual course concludes with insights and illustrations, and an opportunity for discussion. Although coverage may not include every foreseeable cost activity, we are confident that the resources and guidance you receive will strengthen your analytical abilities in this area.
    Learning Objectives:
    Effectively identify the CAS related standards to disclosure statements
    Identify the parts of a disclosure statement form
    Develop an understanding of each part of the form
    Confidently explain and fill out all the parts of the form
    Have the ability to create a checklist for audit purposes
    Effectively create a compliance checklist
    Develop a plan for properly filing annually
    Create and report on costs per CAS 401
    This live virtual course is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit.
    Virtual Jul 10 - Jul 1110:00 am - 5:00 pmLearn More »
  • 11JulProcurement University: CAS Part 1 (#4)CAS Part 1 - Session 4 - Procurement University 2024 This is session 4 of 9 in the Procurement University webinar series. In this session, we will discuss Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) including both full and modified CAS coverage. You will learn about each of the standards, applicability, exemptions, and CAS administration issues such as changes to cost accounting practices. Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar you should be able to:
    Understand the purpose of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS);
    Identify the specified exemptions to CAS;
    Analyze whether or not a contract is subject to CAS based on contract clauses and thresholds and if covered, whether modified or full coverage is required; and
    Have a basic understanding of the cost accounting practice changes.
    This live webinar is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit.
    NOTE: CPE/CLE credit for attendees are subject to participation and approval by the governing boards.
    Webinar 2:00 pm - 3:30 pmLearn More »
  • 16JulDCAA Contractor Business Systems and Internal ControlsThis virtual course focuses on the development of internal controls for compliance with the DFARS defined Business Systems: Accounting, Estimating, Material Management and Accounting System (MMAS), Earned Value Management (EVM), Purchasing, and Property. The course emphasizes the role of the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) in auditing and evaluating contractors’ internal controls. In fact, DCAA has continuously developed new audit programs for assessing contractors’ compliance with the detailed requirements of the DFARS. This has been an evolution that has resulted in shifting emphases by DCAA up to and including the present time. The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) has similarly adjusted its review criteria as well. The instruction provides recommended and proven approaches to develop, maintain, and monitor internal business system controls for compliance with Government contract requirements including FAR and DFARS business system requirements. This course is recommended for those individuals who have a fundamental or better background in negotiated government contracting, and government contract regulatory compliance related responsibilities. It will benefit individuals with responsibilities for developing and conducting internal compliance audits and oversight reviews as well as contractors who wish to establish, improve or update existing systems of internal controls. Overall, this course will enhance skills in government contract compliance risk management. Who should attend:
    Compliance Professionals
    Audit and Internal Controls Professionals
    Finance and Accounting Professionals
    Small Business professionals
    Prime Contractors
    Contract Managers and Administrators
    Senior Level Contracts Professionals
    Learning Objectives:
    After completing this course, you will be able to:
    Understand the nature and intent of business systems compliance requirements
    Create Internal control risk management and compliance models
    Develop Inter-relationships between accounting and other related systems
    Understand The types of compliance internal controls
    Recognize indicators of risk/vulnerability and potential non-compliance in business systems
    The adequacy qualities, government oversight approaches and significant compliance issues related to various business systems.
    This live virtual course is eligible for both CLE and CPE credit.
    Virtual Jul 16 - Jul 1710:00 am - 5:00 pmLearn More »
  • 18JulThompson Grants Workshop: AuditsGrant auditors are expanding federal and state subrecipient monitoring. Donors and taxpayers want more transparency on how monies are being spent. Because of this, the results of financial statement audits and Uniform Grant Guidance audits are more visible than ever before. That’s why the way you prepare for annual audits must be more effective than ever before. But what does “effective” entail? Let an experienced grant auditor clarify steps that can make the biggest difference during preparation, the audit itself and when the report is issued. This can be especially helpful when you are continuing to operate in a hybrid work/remote environment. This workshop will explore the “dos and don’ts” that can improve the way you prepare for and undergo your next financial statement or Uniform Grant Guidance audit. Plus, the second session of the workshop will provide special emphasis on the audit procedures to be performed over your CARES Act/Fiscal Recovery Fund monies received. Fix “red flags” before auditors arrive. In mapping out how annual audits are developed, this workshop will provide value to all government and nonprofit organizations by showing you how to make your preparation more targeted and your audit more successful. Who Should Attend
    This workshop is of value to all government and not-for-profit organizations. Attendees who will benefit most include:
    -Chief Financial Officer
    -Director of Finance
    -Director of Budget
    -Compliance Officers
    -Finance Managers
    -Grant Accounts
    -Members of Senior Leadership teams
    With your registration, you will receive: ✓ A half-day, expert-led workshop
    ✓ Ability to earn CE Credits (Live virtual attendees only)
    Virtual 1:00 pm - 4:30 pmLearn More »

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