Federal Government Contracting: An Introduction
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Describe the Federal Acquisition Regulation and be able to locate key FAR provisions.
- Describe the role of the Contracting Officer, the Contracting Officer's Representatives, and other members of the Acquisition Team.
- Identify the major sections of a federal government contract and features of the three types of contracts (firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and time-and-materials).
- Identify features of the procurement cycle: contract planning and award, contract administration, and contract closeout.
- Identify key considerations relating to accounting systems, ethics, and improper business practices.
Instructor bioDavid Harvey, CPA has over 25 years of audit experience in the federal government sector with a primary focus on internal controls, risk assessments, contract auditing, and audit coordination and follow-up. David holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a double major in accounting and economics from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and a Masters in Business Administration from Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland. A CPA license holder in Virginia, David teaches accounting courses as a member of the adjunct faculty at American University in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia Community College in Sterling, Virginia.
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