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Give Me 5 Federal Contracting Training Webinars

Give Me 5’s ongoing webinars and regional events bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information on the federal procurement marketplace. Registration for all courses is open to the general public at no charge.

Registering for any Give Me 5 Session gets you:
  • Access to the live webinars On-Demand!
  • Links to download the podcast, presentation, and all supplemental documents

 



Give Me 5 Virtual Mentoring: Contracting Vehicles

Guest Speakers: Megan Connor, Partner; PilieroMazza; and Katie Flood, Associate, PilieroMazza

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

In navigating the federal procurement landscape, you may have wondered why the Government uses so many different types of contracting vehicles, and what the differences between them mean for you. Why are some contracts competed as IDIQs and others as BPAs? How do GSA Schedules line up in all of this? And, most importantly, what do these differences mean for you and your ability to compete for work? In this complex federal marketplace, it’s critical to understand what you’re actually signing up for when competing for the multitude of contracting vehicles that are out there. Join Megan Connor and Kathryn Flood of PilieroMazza PLLC for this webinar to learn more about the different types of contracting vehicles for federal procurements. Topics and questions to be addressed during the webinar include:

  • Updates include:
  • What are Indefinite-Delivery Contracts?
  • What terms should IDIQ contracts include?
  • Multiple Award Contract ordering and protest considerations during the ordering process
  • The ins and outs of Basic Agreements, Basic Ordering Agreements, and Blanket Purchase Agreements
  • How do GSA Schedules and GWACs fit into all of this?

 


Give Me 5: Executing Your Plan to Add Zero to Your Revenues

Guest Speaker: Gloria Larkin, President and CEO; TargetGov

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

This advanced-level session is the follow-up to the recent Give Me 5 webinar: Accelerating Growth, what it takes to add a zero to your income (see below for link). We will cover next steps in the actual execution of your plan to drive aggressive growth and business development in the federal market.

  • Updates include:
  • Funding trends and using them to your advantage
  • Contract vehicles: go or no go
  • Positioning to win market share
  • The real federal decision makers and how/when to engage
  • Fast-track tools for success
  • Hiccups and challenges
    • Register Here

      Follow Up with Virtual Mentoring

      Wednesday, June 12, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

      After absorbing the information you learned from Gloria Larkin’s webinar on ‘Adding Zeros to Your Income’, it’s almost certain that you will have additional questions! Sign up below for an opportunity to speak to Gloria directly on a virtual mentoring platform to get your questions answered.

      Register Here

       

 


Give Me 5 virtual Mentoring: DCAA AUDIT READINESS: Understanding Project Accounting and its Impact on Government Contractors

Guest Speaker: Lisa Anderson, President/CEO, Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Doing business with the Federal Government comes with a long list of requirements and regulations. Maintaining audit readiness is not easy but it can be simple. Establishing an adequate project accounting and reporting system is the first step to maintaining audit readiness and remaining compliant with contract requirements. This webinar provides insight into the Contract Cost Principles and Procedures of FAR Part 31, the steps to maintain compliance and audit readiness, and the impact on government contractors. Participants will gain an inside look at DCAA Accounting System audits and what they should consider in preparing for a successful audit. Key discussion points include:

  • Updates include:
  • Basic requirements of FAR Part 31 Contract Cost Principles and Procedures
  • Proper treatment of unallowable expenses
  • What’s considered acceptable
  • How to prepare for a DCAA Pre-Award Survey and Accounting System Audit
  • Assessing audit readiness
  • Using the contract cost principles to your benefit
    • Once you have absorbed the information from this webinar, we invite you to participate in a Virtual Mentoring with Lisa to ask those unanswered questions that pop up and to hear from others who have questions that perhaps you had not considered. REGISTER TODAY!

      Webinar Recording | Webinar PPT

      REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL MENTORING

 


Give Me 5: Life After 8a

Guest Speaker: LaJuanna Russell, President and CEO; Business Management Associates

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

LaJuanna Russell knows firsthand how the 8(a) program can be a launching point for success. After graduating in 2015, her company, Business Management Associates, has been recognized as an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company three years in a row. Learn how Russell used the 8(a) program as a springboard for obtaining government contracts and growing her business. Russell will share her "secret sauce" to effective entrepreneurial leadership and sustainable — but aggressive — business growth.

Register Here: Webinar

Follow Up with Virtual Mentoring

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

After absorbing the information you learned from LaJuanna Russell's webinar on ‘Life After 8a’, it’s almost certain that you will have additional questions! Sign up below for an opportunity to speak to LaJuanna directly on a virtual mentoring platform to get your questions answered.

Register Here: Virtual Mentoring

 

 


Give Me 5: Straight Answers About How FPDS-NG Support GovCon Business Development

Guest Speaker: Guy Timberlake, Chief Visionary, The American Small Business Coalition

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

If previous attempts at extracting information from FPDS-NG have left you frustrated, be sure to tune in to this Give Me 5 presentation! That’s because Guy Timberlake of The American Small Business Coalition will discuss and demonstrate why and how the Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG) is a powerful tool companies can leverage to support the development of insights, intelligence and relationships associated with finding and winning federal contract and subcontract opportunities. The structure of the presentation will include background information on important terms and classification systems used in FPDS-NG followed by a live overview of the 3 query types (ezSearch, Standard Reports and Ad Hoc) followed by a demonstration of querying, filtering, capturing and visualizing information from the system to answer specific questions such as:

  • Which agencies buy what I sell?
  • How do they buy what I sell?
  • How much of what I sell do they buy?
  • Who do they currently buy from?
  • Which agencies have contracting activities in a certain location (city, state, congressional district, etc.)?
  • and more!

Register Here: Webinar

Follow Up with Virtual Mentoring

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

After absorbing the information you learned from Guy Timberlake's above webinar, it’s almost certain that you will have additional questions! Sign up below for an opportunity to speak to Guy directly to get your questions answered.

Register Here: Virtual Mentoring