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 specific procurement techniques and what organizations must do to remain compliant. We will address the following topics:

  • Elements of Full and Open Competition
  • Required Procurement Policies
  • Pre-Procurement Review Process
  • 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

$395 Stand-alone price. Add to your Forum Registration for just $300! Register now.


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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.

Conference: May 2 & 3
Post-Conference Workshop: May 4
Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis Downtown
610 North 7th Street, St. Louis, MO 63101
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 during provided breakfasts, lunches, and optional dutch-treat dinner
  • Optional half-day post-conference "deep dive" workshop the day after the Forum
  • BONUS! A print copy of the Uniform Guidance - a $49 value!
  • BONUS! Thompson's Grants Quick Start Toolkit to help you through the entire grants lifecycle - a $249 value!
  • BONUS! Four months of digital access to Thompson's Grants Compliance Expert Suite - an $596 value! (New subscribers only.)
Early Bird Rate through April 2nd:
$795 Forum
$1095 Forum + Post-Conference Workshop

Standard Rate after April 2nd:
$895 Forum
$1195 Forum + Post-Conference Workshop

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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.