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NES - FAR Essentials

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Macomb Community College

South Campus, K Bldg., Room 301

14500 E. Twelve Mile Rd.

Warren, MI 48088

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Join Macomb Regional PTAC and NCMA Great Lakes Chapter for NCMA’s newest National Education Seminar. FAR Essentials is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that presents the essential topics from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)—the source of the uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all U.S. federal government agencies. This seminar will explore in‑depth the 28 essential topics of the FAR to be mastered by government and industry contract management professionals.

These essential topics are organized under the following major headings:

• General

• Acquisition Planning

• Contracting Methods and Types

• Socio-Economic Programs

• General Contracting Requirements

• Contract Management

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

Identify key players (roles) in the acquisition system;

Make appropriate decisions based on relevant dollar thresholds throughout the FAR;

Navigate the acquisition planning process, including publicizing contract actions and determining responsible contractors;

Recognize full and open competition requirements (by FAR part);

Select contract types;

Determine the best Contracting methods;

Determine whether to use FAR Part 12 for an acquisition;

Determine whether to use FAR Part 13;

Implement socioeconomic programs, including small business programs, labor laws, and environmental programs;

Allocate costs based on accounting principles;

Evaluate acceptable forms of payments for contract financing;

Assign, allocate, and protect data rights;

Follow appropriate procedures for filing and handling disputes and protests;

Manage contracts after award; and

Assess and remedy subcontract management issues.


The event will start with sign-in, networking and breakfast (provided) at 730AM. The training will start promptly at 830AM and run until 430PM with a lunch break in between.

** Every attendee will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials. Earn 7 hours of Continuing Professional Eduction (CPE) credits.**

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