National Education Seminar

Join us for NCMA’s newest NES on March 7th. Early bird pricing until February 28th; group discount for 5 or more people available. Sign up today!

Program Date and Time

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM. Lunch is also included in the price!

Program Location

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Program Description

Key Contract Terms and Conditions is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that focuses on the most negotiated contract terms and conditions in the U.S. federal government contracting environment. “Most negotiated” refers to the amount of upfront time and effort typically required to reach agreement. The seminar will also discuss the negotiation of terms and conditions from three practical, day-to-day perspectives: the U.S. federal government buyer, the prime contractor (as seller and buyer), and the subcontractor.

At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Implement risk management strategies in negotiating terms and conditions
  • Determine the impacts of the hybrid nature of subcontract terms and conditions
  • Select appropriate contract types and their associated terms and conditions
  • Know the audit rights associated with FAR Part 12, 13, 14, and 15 acquisitions
  • Apply basic delivery and transportation terms and conditions
  • Apply the appropriate contract quality requirements and their related terms and conditions
  • Understand the concept of acceptance and the associated terms and conditions
  • Implement liquidated damages clauses when appropriate
  • Use warranty terms and conditions to reduce risk
  • Evaluate the terms and conditions for bilateral and unilateral changes
  • Negotiate the terms and conditions for termination for convenience, stop work, and termination for default
  • Limit liabilities and risks by negotiating clauses such as insurance, limitation of liability, indemnification, and liability for U.S. government property
  • Obtain rights to use intellectual property and protect intellectual property by using proprietary information agreements and rights in data and software clauses
  • Identify and negotiate an appropriate prime or subcontract disputes clause

Every attendee will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and Conditions. 

The guide has 20 essential topics organized into the following major headings:

  • General (Risk Management and Subcontracts)
  • Pricing Clauses
  • Delivery and Quality Assurance Clauses
  • Post-Delivery Clauses
  • Changes, Stop-Work, and Termination Clauses
  • Liability Clauses
  • Intellectual Property Clauses
  • Disputes Clauses

Earn 7 hours of Continuing Professional Eduction (CPE) credits and register today!

About The Speaker

Jim KirlinJim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow, has 30 years of contracts and supply chain experience in government and industry and holds 17 professional certifications. He has been honored with the NCMA Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, the NCMA National Achievement Award, and the NCMA Education Award (twice). Kirlin has served on the NCMA Board of Directors and as chair of the policy committee. He has presented at NCMA’s World Congress six times and at numerous National Education Seminars and chapter meetings. He is a frequent contributor to Contract Management Magazine, one of the authors of Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and ConditionsDesktop Guide to FAR Essentials, and author of Subcontract Management from A to Z. In 2015 he was awarded NCMA’s Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award.

Program Cost

Early bird price of $275 (NCMA member); $300 (non-NCMA member) per person until February 28, 2018; Regular price of $300 (NCMA member); $325 (non-NCMA member) per person after February 28, 2018.

Group discount of $25 per person when registering 5 or more people at the same time! Use promo code GROUPNES when registering.

Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather policy is here.

Register by clicking below. Registration closes Friday, March 2, 2018.