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OTA Today Webinar: Agreement Officer 101 Today Webinar: Agreement Officer 1012021-07-21T12:00:00Z Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg, Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg Logo 1 w-negative A (smaller) (002).jpg<div class="ExternalClassF8EAFFD5A8464D55BCACAE4F6EB46065">Agreement Officers (AOs) are government employees authorized to award Other Transactions (OTs). But what are the requirements to obtain an AO warrant? What training exists to help AOs make prudent business decisions? Join us for our next OTA Today webinar: Agreement Officer 101.<br> <br> <strong>Event Details:</strong><br> <strong>Date:</strong> August 3, 2021<br> <strong>Time: </strong>12pm - 1:30pm (Eastern) 9am - 10:30am (Pacific)<br> <strong>CLPs:</strong> 1.5<br> <br> Microsoft Teams meeting<br> <strong>Join on your computer or mobile app</strong><br> <a href="" target="_blank" title="">Click here to join the meeting</a><br> <strong>Join with a video conferencing device</strong><br> <a target="_blank"></a><br> Video Conference ID: 111 687 232 6<br> <a href="" target="_blank" title="">Alternate VTC dialing instructions</a><br> <strong>Or call in (audio only)</strong><br> <a target="_blank" title="tel:+15714039146,,770610611# ">+1 571-403-9146,,770610611#</a> United States, Arlington<br> Phone Conference ID: 770 610 611#<br> <br> <strong>Speakers: Brian Serra, </strong>is a lover of finding better ways to get things done and really likes that OTA and nontraditional acquisition let people do that! After spending over a decade working as a contracting professional for the Army Contracting Command, he recently transitioned to private industry. As an Agreements Officer for the Government, he was a co-founder of the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) and has helped to develop and execute OTs in support of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force.<br> <br> <strong>Hallie Tremaine Balkin,</strong> Learning Director for Other Transactions, DAU​ - Hallie Tremaine Balkin, Esq. has over 12 years of experience in Federal acquisition, agile contracting, and contract litigation. She joined Defense Acquisition University (DAU) in May 2020 to serve as the Learning Director for Other Transactions. Prior to joining DAU, Hallie worked as Associate Counsel for Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) Headquarters (HQ), formerly known as Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). While at NAVWAR, Hallie successfully led all NAVWAR HQ Other Transaction (OT) awards from inception to contract, and she served as NAVWAR’s subject matter expert for NAVWAR HQ. While working for Navy Office of General Counsel (OGC), Hallie also successfully defended 34 contract bid protests. Hallie has provided OTA briefs and workshops to thousands of attendees across the United States, as well as internationally while she served as a legal advisor to the NATO NILE program.<br> <br> <strong>Who Should Attend</strong>: Government, Military, and Industry at all levels who want to learn about the tenets and principles of Other Transaction Authority (OTA) to promote change and collaboration within DoD programs and projects.<br> <br> <strong><u><a href="/events/OTA-Today-Agreement-Officer-101">Advance registration required.</a> </u></strong></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/OTA-Today-Webinar---Agreement-Officer-101
All Things Small Business podcast visits with Army Small Business Professionals Things Small Business podcast visits with Army Small Business Professionals2021-07-19T12:00:00Z,<div class="ExternalClassC8931F61E609443C9D960E725F063A04">The All Things Small Business podcast visits with three Department of the Army Small Business Professionals (SBPs) for a Roundtable Discussion.<br> <br> Take a break and listen to the All Things Small Business podcast series. For episode 12, we visit with Ms. Marie Gapinski (Assistant Director, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)), Mr. Jerome Maultsby (Assistant Director, U.S Army Medical Command, OSBP), and Mr. Christopher Evans Director, (Army Aviation and Missile Command, OSBP). <br> <br> The discussion gets off to a great start as all three talk about how their commands are engaging with small businesses and some of the biggest challenges for small business. You will learn about the challenges of obtaining financing for small businesses, the barriers from Congressionally authorized programs, barriers from internal Army acquisition stakeholders, and barriers to entry to doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Army. All three SBPs stressed the important role that Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) play in the acquisition planning process and how helpful they are to small businesses that want to do business with DoD. There was also a lot of discussion about preparing to do business with DoD and the Army. It is important for a small business to know their market. Additionally, small businesses need to understand programs and tools that can help them, such as the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, the DoD Mentor-Protégé Program, and the use of Other Transaction Authority. All three panel members were very passionate, knew their command mission, and had a wealth of knowledge to share. Listen in and learn from these seasoned advocates for small business.<br> <br> You can listen to episode 12 at <a href=""></a> or by subscribing to the <a href="">All Things Small Business podcast series </a>via the Apple store.<br> <br> The All Things Small Business podcast series can also be found on the DAU Industry Support page at <a href="/industry-support/p/doing-business-with-the-department-of-defense"></a>. <br> <br> Just scroll down to the podcast section, click on the red “Listen Now” button, and select the podcast of your choice.<br> <br> Feel free to reach out to <a href=""></a> or <a href=""></a> if you want to participate as a future guest.</div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/All-Things-Small-Business-podcast-visits-with-Army-Small-Business-Professionals
Striking the Balance: Performance-based Payments!!!! the Balance: Performance-based Payments!!!!2021-07-13T12:00:00Z the Balance.PNG, the Balance.PNG the Balance.PNG<div class="ExternalClassE1D7942EB44446F1AF60DBE9718D7F43">Performance-based payments are the preferred Government financing method when the contracting officer finds them practical, and the contractor agrees to their use. Performance-based payments require considerable thought and effort and the PBP tool can be used to assess the financial impact to both the Government and the Contractor when using PBPs in lieu of customary progress payments. What should you take into consideration when assessing a PBP agreement? How do you evaluate an expenditure profile? How can you use the PBP Analysis Tool to help develop your negotiation position and final negotiated agreement?<br> <br> Join DAU faculty Professor Michelle Currier and Dr. Renee Butler on July 21 from 1300-1430 for the next webinar in our "Striking the Balance" series.<br> The July webinar will feature Mr. Phil McManus, McManus Consulting, LLC. Mr. McManus will provide a live demonstration of the most current Performance Based Payments Analysis tool as it applies to analyzing an expenditure profile; and structuring and negotiating Win-Win PBP agreements with contractors that equitably accounts for cost, benefits and potential risks associated with PBPs. The session includes time for Mr. McManus to field questions after the demonstration. <br> <br> To register go to<br> <a href="/events/Striking-the-Balance-Performance-Based-Payments"></a><br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Striking-the-Balance---Performance-based-Payments!!!!
Construction Contracting and Architect-Engineer Contracting Credentials Open for Enrollment! Contracting and Architect-Engineer Contracting Credentials Open for Enrollment!2021-07-07T16:00:00Z 1.jpg, 1.jpg 1.jpg<div class="ExternalClassA499991BD70F4B3E8F19CAC4632C9F7F">On July 2, DAU deployed the CCON 011 Construction Contracting Credential and CCON 012 Architect-Engineer Contracting Credential for enrollment. Length for each credential is approximately 80 hours. Descriptions, requirements, and enrollment information are located in the DAU iCatalog at the links below:<br> <br> <strong>CCON 011 Construction Contracting Credential</strong> <a href=""></a><br> This credential primarily focuses on foundational construction contracting topics and issues from acquisition planning, funding, design/build, wage rate requirements, contract modification proposal analysis, contract performance and construction quality management.<br> <strong>CCON 012 Architect-Engineering Contracting Credential</strong><br> <a href=""></a><br> This credential primarily focuses on contracting for architect-engineers and covers foundational and regulatory issues from acquisition planning through source selection, proposal analysis, development of indirect rates, contractor overhead rates, the slate and selection process, government estimates, contract award, allowable and reasonable costs, modifications, and contracting officer’s technical representative responsibilities and more.<br> <br> The Credentials are available to DoD employees only and expire five years from the date earned.<br></div>string;#/training/career-development/contracting/blog/Construction-Contracting-and-Architect-Engineer-Contracting-Credentials-Open-for-Enrollment!

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