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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: Special Unit – Construction
The Construction Industry offers tremendous opportunities and challenges for any business owner; but when your customer is the federal government, there is an extra layer of requirements that can either make or break your business. This Give Me 5 Special Unit on Construction helps you to organize your business, understand the rules/regulations, and assists you in becoming a highly successful Construction vendor for the Federal Government.
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Establish Excellent Recruiting System
The majority of your contracts that you win will require hiring new people. Register for this webinar to learn whether or not to recruit staff internally, or utilize external staffing organization ... or a combination of both.
Give Me 5 and WAC: Managing Cost Type Contracts
Many government service contractors successfully enter the government market with relatively straightforward T&M (Labor Hour) contracts. Eventually an opportunity to bid and perform larger and more complex cost reimbursement contracts will present itself. The skills required to manage T&M contracts differ markedly from the skills required to manage a cost type contract. While the statements of work may be very similar, the administrative requirements associated with managing a cost type contract greatly exceed those required for T&M work. Failure to comply with these requirements can have serious ramifications. An understanding of your obligations is essential to mitigating your risks, maximizing your cost recovery and maintaining your bottom line. Highlights * Attributes of an Adequate Accounting System * Costs that can be reimbursed * How direct costs are reimbursed * How indirect costs are reimbursed * How cost type contracts are invoiced * The "Paid to Cost" rule * The Limitation of Cost and Funds Clauses
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Make Teaming Your Business Culture
As a small business, your level of success is greatly dependent on your ability to team with other businesses. Register for this webinar to learn how to a recruit other businesses, both small and large, as a teaming partner.
Give Me 5 and WAC: Time for Budgeting Indirect Rates
Budgets aren't just for the White House Budgeting indirect rates is a process that goes well beyond dumping last year’s data into an old Excel spreadsheet in order to “guesstimate” next year’s expenses. For the savvy government contractor, it’s an analytical process that looks at various aspects of your company’s historical and future points of view in order to remain competitive and profitable. Join us for a webinar presented by Aronson LLC’s that will provide valuable insight into how to develop budgeted indirect rates. Aisha Mian of Aronson's Government Contract Services Group will share practical advice for: Developing a budget that meets the company’s future and strategic goals Balancing profitability on existing contracts while proposing competitive indirect rates Best practices for preparing your budget package for submission to the government Fiscally responsible government contractors should prepare their Fiscal Year budgets for submission to the government by early January and it is never too soon to begin preparing. Whether you have time & materials, firm fixed price or cost reimbursement contracts, this informative webinar will provide both an overview of the requirements and practical tips for meeting them. Reserve your spot today!
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - The Essential Ingredient of All – Relationships!!
The majority of federal contracts are won based on relationships with other vendors and federal buyers. Register for this webinar to learn how to develop crucial relationships for success.
Give Me 5: Reverse Auctions: When Could They Drive Revenue For You!
Federal reverse auctions are here to stay: Federal buyers like the sound of saving time and money. Now that high-profile federal reverse auction provider, FedBid, is back in full operation, it's a better time than ever to see where reverse auctions might fit in your strategy. Need to drive IDIQ or GSA Schedule revenue? Looking to build past performance? Targeting certain agencies?