Preparing for 2019 CPSRs--A Primer

We welcome back popular speaker Mark Hijar to discuss the 2019 CPSR process, what’s new, and how to prepare for one.


Program Description

This presentation will preview DCMA updates to the 2019 CPSR process and help attendees prepare for their next contractor purchasing system review. Along with general updates, this presentation will explore the initial tasks required to prepare a company for a purchasing system review and explain various aspects of the review process attendees are likely to experience. Finally, attendees will be invited to initate discussions regarding real-time CPSR prep issues and receive direct feedback from an expert in federal supply chain management.

In this seminar attendees will learn about:

This presentation will preview DCMA updates to the 2019 CPSR process, including but not limited to:

  • New thresholds
  • Buy American Act
  • Cybersecurity policies
  • Updates to Counterfeit Electronic Parts requirements

Attendees will also receive useful guidance regarding CPSR preparations and ongoing review requirements, including:

  • Developing your data call (SUBK ID; second tier subcontracts; IWOs; inventory, etc.)
  • In-brief prep
  • Lead-time
  • Training Programs
  • Buyer interviews


Friday, February 15, 2019 8:30AM to 10:30AM Registration, Breakfast, and Networking Start at 7:30AM


UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

15000 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center

The Chapter plans to broadcast this seminar live over the Internet using Twitter’s Periscope service. This is part of the Chapter’s strategy of making our offerings available virtually to increase membership participation. There is no charge! Viewers do not need to register for this seminar to watch the broadcast; however, the Chapter cannot issue an attendance certificate or CPE credits at this time.

There are several ways to join the broadcast:

  • Use the on air button below. This will launch the Periscope app on your iOS or Android device (account required) or take you to Periscope’s website from your computer (account not required). Note that if you do not have an account you are not able to participate in the chat.
  • Go directly to the Chapter’s Periscope page at 8:30AM by clicking here.
  • Follow us on Twitter. We will tweet when the broadcast starts and you can watch right from that tweet.

The Chapter will update this page if we encounter technical difficulties and cannot broadcast the seminar.


The Presenter

Mark Hijar, Founder, ProcureLinx

Keith R. Szeliga is a partner in the Government ContractsPractice Group in Sheppard Mullin’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Team.

Mr. Szeliga represents clients ranging from small businesses to the nation’s largest defense contractors in a broad range of Government contracts matters. His practice includes bid protests, compliance reviews and counseling, mergers and acquisitions, audits and investigations, subcontracts and teaming agreements, cost issues, and claims and appeals.

Mr. Szeliga frequently lectures and writes on government contracts IP issues. His experience in that area includes counseling clients regarding IP clauses, negotiating licenses, customizing EULAs, developing strategies, implementing policies and procedures, conducting internal reviews, and supporting claims.

Other Details

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email the seminar presentation and any materials prior to the event provided the speaker agrees. The UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi if you prefer to download the presentation files on the day of the event. We will NOT have printed copies available the day of the event. Our event cancellation and inclement weather policy is here.

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