Federal Contracting Basics

This event qualifies for 11 CLPs

This event qualifies for 10.5 CLE

  • Basic principles governing federal contracting
  • The Federal Acquisition Regulation
  • The procurement planning process
  • Traditional government contract formation principles
  • The commercial contract revolution—GSA Schedules, MACs, GWACs, and IDIQ contracts
  • The contract award process
  • Types of contracts
  • Government-unique business and accounting issues
  • Socioeconomic programs
  • Contract administration issues
  • Terminations
  • Dispute resolution processes

Learn How To:

  • Effectively respond to everyday problems
  • Identify unique differences between federal government contracting and commercial contracting
  • Comply with the legal and regulatory framework governing federal contracts
  • Abide by unique government obligations
  • Keep pace with the latest issues in procurement reform
  • Respond to compliance and ethics issues
  • Manage the procurement process—from initiating or responding to requests for proposals to contract closeout

What’s Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Course materials


Speaker and Presenter Information

Mr. Zimmerman managed the delivery of courses such as the Training for the Improved Procurement of Services series and Managing Performance Based Contracts to numerous Government customers in DoD, Veteran Affairs and Treasury as well as private sector audiences.  His management responsibilities included the logistics of courseware printing and shipping, trainer availability, travel, and course ware quality control.

Expected Number of Attendees


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC

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Tue-Wed, May 17-18, 2016, 8:30am - 3:30am

Centre Law and Consulting
1953 Gallows Road Suite 650
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
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