Live Webinar: Gearing Up–Getting Ready for the Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR)


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Program Date and Time

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:00PM – 1:30PM. Lunch provided starting at 12:00PM.

Program Location

General Dynamics Information Technology, 3211 Jermantown Road, 4th Floor Large Conference Room, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Click here for directions)

Program Description

Contractor purchasing system reviews (CPSRs) have long been a mainstay of U.S. federal government contract compliance; however, while the basic requirements have not significantly changed over time, the government has recently adopted a more stringent and inflexible view of these requirements. Part 1 of this two-part series covers fundamental concepts, such as:

  • The purpose and objectives of a CPSR,
  • Key procurement compliance requirements (and why these are important), and
  • How to assess and improve your company’s CPSR readiness.

Participants will learn about:

  • When CPSRs may likely be performed (i.e., remote, inevitable, imminent);
  • Key procurement compliance requirements;
  • How to assess purchasing system compliance and identify weaknesses; and
  • How and when to remedy compliance gaps.

This fast-paced webinar will address the above issues and more while giving you the opportunity to ask our experts for advice about your unique concerns.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for attending.

About The Presenters

Brent Calhoon, CPA, Partner, Baker Tilly

Brent joined Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in 2009. He works with a broad array of public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations and provides consulting, accounting, auditing, and investigative services in a wide variety of industries including aerospace and defense, transportation, energy, healthcare, professional services, A&E, construction, and manufacturing. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Brent served government contractor clients for sixteen years at an international consulting firm and an international public accounting firm. He also has industry experience as a manager of contract pricing for a manufacturing and services company and as a cost accountant for an auto parts manufacturer.

John Hindman, Manager, Baker Tilly

John Hindman has over 6 years of experience assisting government contractors with matters related to regulatory compliance issues, business process analysis, incurred cost proposal preparation, Cost Accounting Standards, and internal control assessments. John has extensive experience performing contractor business system reviews (labor, billing, indirect/other direct cost, budget & planning, purchasing, estimating, compensation, overall control environment and accounting) and documenting business processes for identifying compliance risks, internal controls and efficiency gaps. He has assisted contractors in performing unallowable sampling of high risk accounts and reviewing transactions for compliance with FAR. John has also prepared settlement proposals for contractors under Termination for Convenience and provided litigation support for contractors accused of Truth in negotiation Act (TINA) violations.

Program Cost

Join us for an informative webinar, lunch, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $20 per person! Save on the $189 per site fee from NCMA and get out of the office for a change by signing up today!

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email the webinar presentation prior to the event. We suggest downloading the presentation in advance or utilizing a personal hotspot/cellular data on the day of the event as there is no Wi-Fi network. We will not have printed copies available the day of the event.

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