CPSR Debrief

Our first seminar of the new year is about a very popular topic: CPSRs. We welcome back Mark Hijar from ProcureLinx to talk review the hot button issues from 2019 and what to look forward to in 2020. In addition, we are offering attendees to purchase a professional headshot picture before the seminar. Join us!


Program Description

This presentation will provide a review of CPSR “hot button” issues from 2019 and a look forward at what to expect from 2020.

In addition to the seminar, the Chapter will have a professional photographer available to take a headshot photo. Use this any place where you want to put your best “face” forward! See below for pricing.

This program will cover recurring issues from 2019 Contractor Purchasing System Reviews including FFATA compliance; Small Business Subcontracting Plans; Source Justifications; Price Analysis and Negotiations; and the misapplication of DoD Class Deviations and DFARS clauses to Contractor Purchasing System operation and output.

This program will also cover issues gaining attention as we move into 2020, including Cyber-Incident Reporting; Counterfeit Parts; Buy American Act; and Limitations on Pass-Through Charges.

Finally, attendees will receive guidance regarding CPSR Team management and responding to questions and deficiencies during (and after) your review.


Friday, January 17, 2020 8:30AM to 10:30AM Registration, Breakfast, Networking, and Headshot Photos 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, ProcureLinx

Over the course of his corporate career, Mark Hijar has served at multiple levels of the procurement profession, including Subcontract Administrator, Director of Purchasing, and Corporate Counsel / Director of Compliance.

Mark currently serves as the Lead Consultant for ProcureLinx LLC, a consulting firm in the DC Metro area specializing in federal procurement compliance and systemic process improvement. ProcureLinx primarily focuses on Contractor Purchasing System Reviews, Property System assessments, Small Business compliance, proposal production / sole source proposal support, and incurred cost audit support.

As a consultant Mark has acted as Subject Matter Expert on more than 80 CPSRs in his career, including more than a dozen in 2019 alone. Mark also currently oversees the ongoing development of software products designed specifically for contractors navigating the CPSR process, including Pro (internal review tool) and ProFile (subcontract management system).

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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P.O. Box 231324
Centreville, VA 20120

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