AACE International’s Government Liaison Committee cordially invites you to attend the Spring 2015 Federal Agency Roundtable, scheduled for April 10, at the 20 F Street NW Conference Center in Washington, DC.
The focus of the roundtable discussion, which will be facilitated by officers of the Association, will be “Federal Procurement Methods and Trends.”
Over the past few years, partly in response to pressure from the Obama Administration, many federal agencies have consciously started to move away from procuring capital projects/programs through cost reimbursable contracts in favor of fixed price vehicles that seek to transfer cost and performance risk to the contractor (in the process eliminating the need for an earned value management system that complies with the ANSI/EIA-748 Standard). For developmental projects/programs that still require cost reimbursable vehicles, integrated baseline reviews (IBRs) conducted prior to contract award have been discussed as a means of driving contractor competition and ultimately more defendable cost proposals/schedules. In addition, streamlined procurement methods such as “low price, technically acceptable” (LPTA) and “reverse auction” bidding have also sought to increase contractor competition while reducing federal involvement in the source selection process.
Ideally, both federal agency representatives as well as their contractors will be able to join us for what promises to be an interesting and thought-provoking discussion of each of these procurement methods, complete with the generation of action items that will ideally lead not only to continued conversation, but ideally, potential improvements. Registration is open now and free to members and non-members who are employed by a federal agency. Registration is $35 for members/$50 non-members who are private sector employees/contractors.
AACE Partner DAU Offers Training Courses to Non-federal Employees
If you are an employee working for a company that supports the Department of Defense, you are eligible to take DAU training courses, either online or in-residence. Three types of learning opportunities are offered by DAU: Classroom, Distance Learning (DL), and Continuous Learning Modules (CLM). You will need to obtain approval from the company you work for in advance, and if a slot is available you will be able to attend.
The “DAU Training Courses and Schedules” lists all of the DAU course offerings for on-line Distance Learning (DL) and Classroom training. By clicking the course link under the “Access Concept Card” column, a brief description is provided for the particular course. The “Access Schedule” will let you know if it is a distance learning (DL) course or a Classroom (YES) course. Click on “Yes” next to an in-residence course to see the current schedule and locations for the specific course.