Post-Conference Workshop:
Procurement Standards Deep Dive

Uniform Guidance contains certain standards with which all Federal grant recipients (except states) are required to comply when acquiring property or services with Federal funds. These requirements, termed the “Procurement Standards,” are set forth at 2 CFR 200.317 through 200.326 and focus primarily on facilitating competition in procurement. The Office of Management and Budget announced in the Federal Register on May 17, 2017, that the grace period for implementation of the Procurement Standards will be extended one additional fiscal year for non-Federal entities. This update extends the grace period through December 25, 2017. All non-Federal entities must have a compliant procurement system in operation for fiscal years beginning on or after December 26, 2017.

Join us for a post-conference workshop that focuses on the specific requirements of the Procurement Standards and what organizations must do to remain compliant. We will address the following topics:

  • Purpose and Applicability of the Procurement Standards
  • Elements of Full and Open Competition
  • Required Procurement Methods
  • Pre-Procurement Review Process
  • Procurement System Best Practices:
    • Roles and Responsibilities of Key Individuals
    • Operational Workflow for Each Method of Procurement
    • How to Conduct Cost or Price Analysis
    • Adequately Documenting Procurements
  • Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Your Speaker: Dan Durst

Dan Durst is a Manager at Capital Edge Consulting, with extensive experience in various accounting and compliance issues related to Federal government contracts and grants. Dan’s areas of expertise include Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal awards to non-Federal entities (Uniform Guidance), Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Dan is also well-versed in various levels of audit support including DCAA, Single Audit, and Inspector General audits. Dan’s industry experience includes defense, nonprofit, and public sector. Dan has assisted clients with Indirect Cost Rate Proposal Development, Indirect Rate Structure Assessment, Subrecipient Monitoring Support, Audit Support and Risk Assessment, Audit Findings Remediation, Procurement System Certification, Internal Controls Assessment, Forensic Investigations, Grants Closeout Support, and other regulatory compliance matters. Prior to joining Capital Edge, Dan was an audit supervisor and lead consultant for Clarke Leiper PLLC, a member of the AICPA’s Government Audit Quality Center. Dan has previously held security clearances with the U.S. Department of Defense, including Secret Clearance. While contracted by the U.S. Department of State Dan conducted audits and analysis at the U.S. Embassies in 19 foreign countries. Dan has supervised and performed several Single Audits under both OMB A-133 and the new Uniform Guidance. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Technology and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from George Mason University.

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Conference: October 4 & 5, 2017
Post-Conference Workshop: October 6, 2017
Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD
CPE Credits:
Up to 15 NASBA CPEs & 15 GPCI CEUs
Who Should Attend:
Executive Directors CFOs Finance VPs Accountants Controllers Auditors Procurement Managers Grants Directors
Contracts Representatives Grants Specialists Grants Managers Grants Coordinators Grant Writers Strategic Planners Program Managers Title I Coordinators
What's Included:
  • Two days of expert-led grants training
  • Networking opportunities
  • BONUS! Thompson's Grants Quick Start Toolkit
  • BONUS! 6 months of digital access to Thompson's Grants Management Handbook (New subscribers only.)
  • BONUS! A printed copy of the Uniform Guidance
Standard Rate:
$895 Forum
$1195 Forum + Post-Conference Workshop
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