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Mar 26—27, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 829
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May 21—22, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 829
USD 414 per day
Jul 9—10, 2020
2 days
Tysons, Virginia, United States
USD 829
USD 414 per day
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About the course

Acquisitions are the last thing on someone’s mind when disaster strikes. Acquiring goods and services enables responders to provide life-saving support to the American people. Acquisition personnel on the frontlines provide emergency medical care, temporary shelter, and other critical services. Even in the midst of disaster, you must comply with both standard acquisition regulations and specialized rules for emergencies. You will gain an overview of disaster contracting and leave class knowing how to respond quickly and appropriately to disasters.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the responsibilities of key players in the emergency contracting process
  • Describe disaster contracting and explain how it differs from standard contracting
  • Analyze procurement requests
  • Understand the required documents and process for completing and filing those documents at a Joint Field Office (JFO)
  • Procure needed goods and services during a disaster
  • Describe flexibilities and limitations for emergency or disaster contracting provided in FAR Part 18

Course Topics

Course Overview

Emergency/Disaster Contracting — An Overview

  • Phases of Emergency/Disaster Contracting
  • National Response Framework
  • Joint Field Office Organization, Contracting Chain of Command, Staff, and Supporting Organizations
  • National-Level Disaster Funding Process
  • Disaster/Emergency Acquisition Process

Analyze Procurement Requests

  • Main Components of Effective Procurement Requests
  • Internal vs. External Sources
  • Prohibited or Restricted Purchases
  • Strategic Contracts and GSA Schedules
  • Required Sources
  • Lease vs. Buy

Emergency/Disaster-specific Procurement Procedures

  • Acquisition Flexibilities for Disasters
  • Disaster Support Tools (Websites)
  • Contractual Instruments
  • Advantages of Commercial Contracting Procedures
  • Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Requirements
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA)
  • National Interest Area Codes
  • Contract File Documentation
  • Unauthorized Commitments and Ratifications
  • Technical and Business Competencies
  • Contracting Career Opportunities
  • Individual Development Plans (IDP)

Who should attend

This training course is designed for contracting professionals who may assist federal agencies during the recovery phase of national emergencies and disasters.

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