SOCIOECONOMIC CONTRACTING PROGRAMS
is the duty of the Federal Government to look after the interests of its
citizens and territories while stimulating
economic growth. The government has prescribed certain policies to ensure
that small and disadvantaged businesses benefit from the procurement
budget. In addition to these economic programs, there are Federal
statutes, which govern all contractors to comply with the social problems
of the nation, such as employee drug use and environmental pollution. This
course will explain the socioeconomic policies and procedures which apply
in' all Federal Government contracts. etc.
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An introductory course for those interested in having
their products sold to the Federal Government as a sole source. WHAT IS QUALIFICATION?
The term 'products' includes materials, parts, components subassemblies,
assemblies and equipments. This course will also explain the encompasses
of a family of products. A family of products is defined as all products
of the same classification, design, construction, material, type, etc.
POST AWARD ACTIONS
After award of a contract performance becomes of prime importance to
both the Federal Government and the contractor. This course will explain
what action to take after award of a contract. A few basic guidelines have
been prepared in this Video Seminar. A contractor's primary concern is
that during the fife of the contract, a team of government personnel will
help the contractor perform well on the contract. The Administrative
Contracting Officer (ACO) is the team chief. Spending a great deal of time
with the contractor will also be the Quality Assurance Representative (QAR),
and the Industrial Specialist A Property Administrator will be available
to assist if government-furnished property is involved.
A practical course covering all the aspects of contract administration
from award through execution and completion of the contract. This course
will address the processes of planning, organizing, writing sound
proposals, and proper execution of contracts until dose out It presents
critical concepts, requirements, and techniques through a practical,
step-by-step approach, making contracting with the Federal Government
A practical course dealing with all aspects of contract qualifications
and emphasis is placed on problems. Contracts are awarded only to
responsible contractors. The contracting officer considers whether the
contractor can meet the delivery schedule, has adequate financing, has
satisfactory records, satisfactory records of integrity, and then reaches
a determination of responsibility.
CONTRACTING METHODS AND TYPES
There are thousands of contracts available through the Defense
Procurement process. However, certain businesses are unaware of the types
and methods and what pertains to their interests.
This course emphasizes practical 'how-to-do-it" contracting
methods and techniques.
GENERAL CONTRACTING REQUIREMENTS
Federal contracting is not simply obtaining a solicitation and
presenting a proposal, then waiting for award or denial of the contract.
This course will put both buyers and sellers in the Federal marketplace,
meeting their procurement or marketing objectives.
CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING
This course will fully introduce the various categories of government
contracts, so that the contractor could better understand his company's
position in the procurement business.
CONTRACTING FOR SERVICES
The U.S. Government spends billions of dollars for services provided by
the public sector. This huge market is available to almost anyone in the
services industry. This forth of contracting can be very rewarding due to
the less stringent rules and regulations, which apply. In many cases,
these contracts can be negotiated by telephone. This course will examine
the key factors in service contracting along with some examples of the
types of services, which the government buys.
The Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act Amendments of 1988, pub.
L. 100-679 has established new standards of procurement integrity for
government contractors and procurement officials. This course will cover
the requirements of the Act.
CONTRACT ACQUISITION PLANNING
This course is designed to assist all those who wish to understand how
the Federal Government plans and prepares a contract, and reviews the
structure of a 'prospective prime contractor.' The contractor will gain an
inside view of contracts, thus facilitating the proposal writing and
performance after award.
DEFENSE PRIORITIES & ALLOCATIONS
The Defense Production Act of 1950 authorized the President of the
United States (U.S.A.) to require the priority performance of contracts
and orders necessary or appropriate to promote the National Defense. An
introductory course for those interested in obtaining comprehensive,
detailed information on the Defense priority system; to allocate products,
materials and services.
TERMINATION OF CONTRACTS
This course explains the most important aspect of contract
administration: The termination process for contracts. Termination falls
into two categories, convenience or default.' Both parties must know when
and how the government can exercise this option. This course thoroughly
explores the contractor's rights, responsibilities, and remedies in each
type of termination.
PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES
This course emphasizes one of the most important aspects of contracting
with the Federal Government. Prior to submitting a proposal for award,
contractors must understand all the provisions and clauses pertaining to
the contract performance.
PROTESTS, CLAIMS AND DISPUTES
Protests, claims and disputes are everyday occurrences in Federal
contracting. There are certainly many occasions when contractors feel that
the government has treated them unfairly, but they are unaware of how to
remedy the situation. This course explains when and how to protest, and
how to settle all claims and disputes against the government.
This course covers the Federal Foreign Acquisitions regulations and
guidelines that benefit foreign contractors who wish to sell their
products or services to the U.S. Government. The course offers the
contractors significant marketing opportunities; however, those entering
into the arena must be familiar with the network of policies, procedures
and participants involved. The purpose of the module is to introduce the
basic knowledge and the multiple bureaucratic delays and road blocks and
how to avoid them.