Post-Conference Workshop:
Procurement System Deep Dive

The Uniform Guidance incorporated significant changes to the procurement process for grants and cooperative agreements. It is critical for organizations to understand how these changes impact current practices within their organization to ensure they can self-certify the procurement system. In self-certifying the procurement system, entities must cite specific policies, procedures, regulations, or standards as being in compliance with these new requirements and have its system available for review.

Join us for a post-conference workshop that address procurement system requirements to be compliant and include the following topics:

  • Identify the acquisition process
  • How to prepare a solicitation, develop specifications, and identify sources
  • Documented procurement procedures that reflect federal law, Uniform Guidance standards, and state regulations
  • Procurement methods including micro-purchase, small purchase, sealed bids, competitive proposals and noncompetitive proposals
  • Competition
  • Contracting with small and minority businesses, women’s business enterprises, and labor surplus area firms
  • Cost or price analysis
  • Fixed amount subawards
  • Purchasing file documentation requirements
  • Fraud risks in the acquisition process: procurement planning, solicitation, evaluation and selection, administration, and post-procurement
  • Conflicts of interest requirements
  • Vendor integrity, capability, and performance requirements

$295 Stand-alone price. Add to your Forum Registration for just $200! Register now.


Questions? Contact Thompson Information Services

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You may be able to charge the cost of your Thompson Training to your federal grant(s). For state agencies and other nonfederal entities, under the cost principles of the uniform guidance, there are allowable items of cost for subscriptions (§200.454.(b)) and professional development (§200.472). Please check with your program director, finance officer or granting agency to ensure there is no restriction in the approved grant budget or the award documents.

January 31 - February 1, 2017
Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
CPE Credits:
12 NASBA CPEs and 12 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
  • Specialized attendee breakout sessions
  • Networking events, breakfasts, and lunches
  • The Grants Quick Start Toolkit
  • 6 months of digital access to Thompson's Grants Management Handbook (New subscribers only.)
Early Bird Rate through 12/31/2016:
$795 Forum
$995 Forum + Procurement Workshop
Standard Rate after 12/31/2016:
$895 Forum
$1095 Forum + Procurement Workshop
Procurement Workshop Only:
Have more than 3 attendees or have other questions?
Please contact Thompson Client Services at 800-677-3789 or about group pricing and other conference-related requests.
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If you are not able to attend for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. Conference cancellations received 10 business days prior to the event are fully refundable. All other cancellations are non-refundable.