Government Contracting Executive Briefings


The Government Contracting Executive Briefings course is a series composed of 90-minute sessions covering “need to know” topics in the field of government contracts. Government contracting can often seem overwhelming due to the technical nature, array of statutes, rules, guidance and contract types, and ever-changing legal landscape.

Any party working with the government must understand these principles to capture business, anticipate risks and effectively respond to issues as they arise. Whether you are new to the field or have decades of experience and need a refresher course with updates to keep current, this series will provide comprehensive summaries of the issues relevant to government contracts in easily understandable, quick sessions.

Topics to be covered include the rules applicable to government contracts, bid protests, claims, RFPs, proposal evaluations, conflicts of interest, cybersecurity requirements, teaming agreements, costs and pricing, intellectual property, dispute resolution with government customers, affirmative action and equal employment requirements, ethics and investigations, “other transactions,” supply chain requirements, domestic sourcing rules, and small business preference programs.

This course has been developed in collaboration with the Public Contracting Institute.

+ Features

During this program, you will learn about different topics by module as follows:

First & Third Thursdays of each month: 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET)

+ February

  • Feb 4 - The Ground Rules (primary statutes, regulations, The Christian Doctrine, etc.) (Tim Sullivan)
  • Feb 18 - RFPs and Proposal Evaluations

+ March

  • Mar 4 - Personal & Organizational Conflicts of Interest
  • Mar 18 - DFARS & CMMC Cybersecurity Requirements

+ April

  • Apr 1 - Teaming Agreements
  • Apr 15 - Government Contract Costs

+ May

  • May 6 - Intellectual Property & Data Rights
  • May 20 - How to Effectively Negotiate Changes and Resolve Disputes with Government Customers

+ June - October

  • June 3 - Federal Affirmative Action Plans & Equal Employment Opportunity Requirements
  • June 17 - Internal Investigations & How to Avoid False Claims Act Violations
  • July 15 - Other Transactions
  • Aug 19 - Securing Supply Chain requirements
  • Sept 2 - Domestic Sourcing requirements (e.g., Buy American)
  • Sept 16 - Small Business Contracting and Subcontracting
  • Oct 7 - Bid Protests
  • Oct 21 - REAs, Claims and Disputes

This course is eligible for 28.8 CPEs 

George Mason University Continuing and Professional Education (formerly George Mason University Executive and Professional Education) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417.

CLE: 1.5 CLE per session, total of 24 credits for the series
CPE: 1.5 CPE per session, total of 28.8 credits for the series
CEU: .15 Credits per session, for a total of 2.4 credits for the series
CLP: 1.5 credits per session, for a total of 24 credits for the series

If CLE credits are needed, the request along with the jurisdiction must be received before the start of the training.

+ Designed For

This course is designed to be of benefit and interest to both government and contractor personnel, including supply chain managers, purchasing personnel, contracting officers, contract and subcontract administrators, program managers, and attorneys (in-house; outside counsel; and government).

Thank you for your interest in this course. Unfortunately, the course you have selected is currently not open for individual enrollment. Please complete the form provided through the Request Information button, and we will notify you when individual enrollment becomes available.  This program is available for group training.  Contact us if your team is interested.

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