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New Online Course on Competition Requirements! Online Course on Competition Requirements!2020-08-04T16:00:00Z class.jpg, class.jpg class.jpg<div class="ExternalClass7D7EC3B89645486D879C7DE20229105B">DAU just launched CON 0160, a new online course developed in conjunction with the Army Contracting Command. The course covers competition requirements and related issues such as market research, public notices, and brand name item justification requirements. It explains how to prepare a Justification and Approval (J&A) and addresses the seven situations requiring a formal J&A. CON 0160 supports the entire learning process with <em>real-life case studies</em> to provide the “how” and the “why”! Read more about CON 0160 in the <a href="" target="_blank">iCatalog</a> and register for it in <a href="" target="_blank">Cornerstone On Demand</a>.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/New-Online-Course-on-Competition-Requirements!
Improved DFARS and PGI Format on GSA Site DFARS and PGI Format on GSA Site2020-07-29T12:00:00Z DFARS.png, DFARS.png DFARS.png<div class="ExternalClass356372F7B52A405B852740FE1FDFAA96"> released an updated DFARS and PGI which now have the same look, feel, and features as the GSA FAR. Previously, the DFARS was viewable only by Subpart (e.g., 215.1, 215.2, etc.). Now, each <a href="" target="_blank">DFARS Part</a> launches in one big, scrollable window. This makes it easier for users to refer to related content within the same window...especially important for the more complex and interrelated Parts (such as 215). The old Hill FARSite offered this feature. It's available once again, thanks to the GSA FAR team.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Improved-DFARS-and-PGI-
Save the Date - George Mason and DAU 2020 Government Contracting Conference the Date - George Mason and DAU 2020 Government Contracting Conference2020-07-28T16:00:00Z Conf.JPG, Conf.JPG Conf.JPG<div class="ExternalClass5D96E8E853FE49EF96A3633B043EC4A8"><h1><a href=""><strong>Government Contracting in a Changed World</strong></a></h1> <strong>2020 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING CONFERENCE<br> George Mason University & Defense Acquisition University</strong><br> <br> <strong>SAVE THE DATES — October 6, 2020, November 10, 2020, and December 8, 2020</strong><br> REGISTER NOW at <a href=""></a><br> <br> <strong>Fall 2020 Conference: Government Contracting in a Changed World</strong><br> <br> The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered how the business of government gets done. From industry days through performance on an existing contract, the environment has changed. How will the current situation impact the agency or firm over the longer term? This year’s Government Contracting Conference will examine how government and industry acquire and procure, operate, and build resilience in this changed environment.<br> <br> <strong>Virtual Conference </strong><strong>— </strong>3 Modules over 3 Months <ul> <li>October 6, 2020 Building Resiliency</li> <li>November 10, 2020 Acquisition and Procurement</li> <li>December 8, 2020 Post-COVID Operations in Government Contracting</li> <li>Each Module will run from 7:45 am – 12:30 pm EST</li> </ul></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Save-the-Date---George-Mason-and-DAU-2020-Government-Contracting-Conference
Fifth Joint Defense Small Business Webinar Joint Defense Small Business Webinar2020-07-28T16:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassC2A838AFABC04253BF587FDCF370BC0D">The Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) held their fifth joint Defense Small Business Webinar on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 on the topic of “FedMall - How DoD Small Businesses Can Purchase & Sell PPE." The guest speaker was Mr. James Mette, FedMall Program Manager from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Before introducing the guest speaker, Ms. Amy Murray, Director, DoD Office of Small Business Programs stressed that this webinar series is in response to small businesses asking for information and is designed to help small businesses as part of the defense industrial base (DIB). The DLA FedMall provides e-Commerce purchasing for:<br> <br> -​- Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal agencies;<br> -- Federal, State, and Local governments; and<br> -- DoD contractors under Contractor Logistics Support Agreements<br> <br> According to Mr. Mette, FedMall offers over 63 million items for purchase, including National Stock Number (NSN), commercial contract and “Marketplace” commercial items. FedMall “Marketplace” supports market-driven competition with dynamic pricing, ability for vendors to upload catalogs and allowance for GPC Purchases under the micro-purchase threshold. FedMall supports 37K active customers and 90K customer orders valued at $312M were placed in FY19. U.S. Military customers account for 70% of FedMall sales. Per Mr. Mette, in response to the COVID-10 Pandemic, DLA launched a DoD Small Business Government Contractor Support COVID-19 Contingency Store that provides Small Business government contractors an avenue to purchase non-medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) so that they can continue supporting government missions. Additionally, small businesses can register as a supplier of items such as; include cloth face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, protective gloves, gowns, face shields, thermometers, signage and other social distancing aids for the workplace. DLA is actively engaging with potential customers through the DLA Office of Small Business Programs and the FedMall Program Management Office. For more information about buying or selling visit the <a href="" target="_blank">FedMall Home page</a>. Almost 300 representatives from Industry and Government attended the webinar.<br> <br> More information about this webinar series and the slides from the July 22, 2020 presentation can be found on the <a href="" target="_blank">DoD OSBP website</a>. The webinars will generally be held every three weeks. You can also refer to the DAU Calendar of Events at the bottom of the <a href="/industry-support/p/doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense" target="_blank">DAU Industry Support Page</a> to learn more. The next webinar date, topic and speaker in the series is to be determined.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Fifth-Joint-Defense-Small-Business-Webinar