Federal Procurement - Boot Camp

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Dovetailing on its successful long-running GSA and VA Federal Supply Schedule Boot Camps, and in response to requests, Centre Law and Consulting is pleased to introduce its newest boot camp: Federal Procurement—Boot Camp for Beginners.


This fast-paced two-day boot camp combines elements of many of Centre’s basic and introductory procurement classes to give participants a complete overview of the Federal procurement process from A to Z in a logical and understandable flow. The boot camp is ideal for new hires in the private of Federal sectors with responsibilities involving Federal procurement, and for even seasoned acquisition professionals who are looking for a refresher, and for management officials with responsibility for overseeing these process.


Federal Procurement—Boot Camp for Beginners will introduce participants to the statutory and regulatory authorities and requirements, as well as the various methods used in government procurement to consummate procurements by the world’s largest customer—Fortune One: The United States Government.


The boot camp for beginners provides an excellent foundation for participants to build on in preparation for higher-level, more specialized and complex procurement training. Federal Procurement—Boot Camp for Beginners will cover the topics shown below, and more:


Brief History and Overview of Federal Procurement
Statutory and Regulatory Authorities and Guiding Principles
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) & Supplemental Acquisition Regulations
Terms and Definitions
Business Ethics and Integrity
Publication Requirements
Acquisition Planning
Required Sources of Supplies and Services
Determining a Prospective Contractor’s Responsibility
Market Research
Brand Name or Equal Procurements
Commercial Item Acquisitions
Purchases below the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT)
Contracting by Sealed Bidding
Contracting by Negotiation
Types of Contracts
Multi and Option Year Contracting
Small Business Programs and Set-Asides
Labor Requirements in Federal Contracting
The Buy American Act & The Trade Agreements Act
Disputes, Claims, Equitable Adjustments
Contract Modifications, Bilateral/Unilateral, Changes Orders
Contract Terminations
Contract Clauses/Provisions
Contract Administration

Speaker and Presenter Information

Wayne Simpson, CFCM, CSCM

Wayne Simpson is retired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after 38 years of federal service. He served as the Executive Assistant to VA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics where he was the primary staff advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, who serves concurrently as VA’s Senior Procurement Executive and Debarring Official. Wayne’s federal experience is significant and provides him with a unique combination of skill sets, knowledge, and insight into acquisition operations and procurement opportunities. He also has a keen understanding of the interrelation of federal contracting and small business programs and the challenges presented by their often competing interests.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated expertise in pre-solicitation, pre-award, and post-award areas of Federal contracting.
  • Significant knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation.
  • Demonstrative small business advocate, subject matter expert in the Veterans First Contracting Program at VA.
  • Significant knowledge of the Federal Supply Schedule Program, compliance and contract administration issues.
  • Subject matter expert on Federal small business programs, and their often competing interests in the conduct of Federal acquisitions.
  • Analytical capabilities in reviewing contract documents and developing courses of action necessary for contract administration issues and compliance.
  • Expertise in all facets of Federal subcontracting requirements and program execution and administration.
  • Significant experience and expertise in working with Federal Procurement Data System–Next Generation (FPDS-NG).

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Mon-Tue, Feb 3-4, 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm


Client Price:  $725.00
Price:  $795.00

Centre Law & Consulting
8330 Boone Blvd. Ste. 300
Tysons, VA 22182
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