April’s Seminar: Preparing for the “Big Test”–Setting Up a Successful CPSR Internal Audit Program


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Program Date and Time

Friday, April 15, 2016 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

Holiday Inn Chantilly-Dulles Expo, 4335 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, Virginia 20151.

Program Description

DFARS 252.244-7001(c)(18) requires contractors to set up and maintain an internal audit process in order to gain and maintain purchasing system approval via CPSR. This presentation will guide contractors through the process of setting up an effective, efficient, and compliant internal audit process in accordance with regulatory requirements and DCMA expectations.

In this seminar, attendees will learn about:

  • Internal Audit Program Requirements
  • Functions of an Internal Audit Program
  • Audit Focus Areas
  • Pre-Award v. Post Award Audits
  • Writing and Negotiating Findings
  • Scoring Options – When should you release a file for award?
  • Tracking Useful Metrics
  • Interdepartmental Interactions
  • When and how to provide internal findings to DCMA during a CPSR

About The Speaker

mark hijarOver the course of his career, Mr. Mark Hijar of ProcureLinx LLC has worked hard to be an innovative expert in supply chain management and federal procurement compliance and has taken more than 30 clients successfully through the CPSR process to date.

Mr. Hijar has held positions at all levels of legal and procurement functions from Contracts Administrator to General Counsel. As Director of Compliance he took a purchasing system for a $900M/yr contractor through two successful reviews, including that company’s first ever CPSR. As counsel, he successfully negotiated and executed more than 6,000 agreements – from TAs to subcontracts to AMRDEC CRADAs and TAAs with the British Royal Navy and la Fuerza Aérea Colombiana. He also managed a robust IP portfolio including dozens of patents (primarily MEMS sensors, robotics and supporting algorithms).

Mr. Hijar is a published author (CM Magazine) and featured presenter on CPSR and supply chain management issues for DC Metro area events sponsored by NCMA, GovWin and the USMC Small Business office. His social media group, “CPSR Help and Hints” (hosted on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) hosts one of the largest combined social media audience for CPSR issues.

Program Cost

Earn 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $40 (NCMA members; $45 for non-members). Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

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