National Education Seminar

This is the same NES offered by NCMA at the Subcontract Management Training Forum with the same speaker but at a lower rate! Sign up today!


Program Date and Time

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:30AM to 4:30PM. Registration and breakfast starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

Washington Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151 (Click here for more information and a link to directions)

Program Description

Subcontract_Mgmt CoverSubcontract Management From A to Z is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that presents subcontract management in the U.S. federal government environment. Subcontract management under a government prime contract is a hybrid between the company’s commercial subcontracting requirements and the federal government’s subcontracting requirements. This seminar is unique in its focus on the topics that make subcontract management different under a prime government contract.

The seminar covers 32 essential subcontract management topics under the following major headings:

  • Organizing,
  • Sourcing,
  • Awarding, and
  • Managing.
Learning Objectives

At the completion of this seminar, the participant will have a greater understanding of:

  • Why subcontract management is important,
  • How subcontract management relates to other disciplines,
  • How subcontract management is organized within the procurement organization,
  • The requirements for a purchasing system,
  • The subcontract management model,
  • The importance of defining subcontractor requirements,
  • How to find and select responsible subcontractors,
  • The subcontractor compliance and business ethics requirements,
  • The key elements of nondisclosure and teaming agreements with subcontractors,
  • How contracting clauses are flowed down to the subcontractors,
  • The subcontract pricing requirements for noncommercial and commercial subcontracts, and
  • How to manage the key issues during the performance of subcontracts.
Course Outline
Unit 1: Organizing
  • Subcontract Management in Relationship to Other Disciplines
  • Subcontract Management within the Procurement Organization
  • Definition of Subcontract Management
  • Purchasing System
  • Subcontract Management Model
Unit 2: Sourcing
  • Requirements
  • Finding and Selecting Subcontractors
  • Responsible Parties
  • Compliance and Business Ethics
  • Federal Government Subcontracting Ethics and Compliance
  • Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Teaming
Unit 3: Awarding
  • Flow Down of Terms and Conditions
  • Subcontract Pricing
  • Subcontracting for Commercial Items
Unit 4: Managing
  • Case Study: How to manage the key issues during the performance of the subcontracts

About the Presenter

Jim KirlinJim Kirlin is a Senior Subcontracts Manager with Raytheon Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jim has 30 years of contracts and supply chain experience in the government and industry. Prior to joining Raytheon as a Contracts Manager, Jim served in the U.S. Air Force as an acquisitions officer.

Jim has a BSBA from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Montana. Jim is a member of seven contracting/supply chain/compliance professional associations. Jim holds seventeen professional certifications in subcontract management, compliance, contracting, supply chain, and supplier diversity, from the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Jim holds NCMA’s Lifetime CPCM and Lifetime CFCM. He is a NCMA Fellow and has been honored with the NCMA Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, the NCMA National Achievement Award and the NCMA Education Award (twice). Jim served on the NCMA Board of Directors and served as Chair of the Policy Committee. He is the author of two articles in NCMA’s Contract Management magazine. He has presented at six NCMA World Congresses and at numerous National Education Seminars and chapter meetings. Jim is the author of the book Subcontract Management From A to Z published by NCMA in 2014.

Program Cost

The lowest price in the DC Metro Area!

Early bird price of $200 per person until February 20, 2015; Regular price of $225 per person after February 20, 2015.

Group discount of $25 per person for group registrations of 5 or more people! Use promo code GROUPNES when registering.

Every NES participant will receive a copy of Subcontract Management From A to Z and its accompanying workbook.

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Register by clicking below. Registration closes March 3, 2015.

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