CONTRACTING FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (RFP) AND THE NEW SUPER CIRCULAR

Tuition:        $550.00 in advance, $575.00 if invoiced
Date:             September 14-15, 2016
Location:     
Albuquerque, NM

Class Status: Cancelled due to too low pre-registration level

Tribal organizations enter into hundreds of contracts with consultants and professional service organizations.  Professional services are normally procured using a competitive request for proposal which incorporates negotiation of contract terms and conditions.  This process must also comply with the NEW Super Circular (2 CFR 200). This methodology requires that the Tribal organization obtain competitive proposals, evaluate these proposals in light of established weighted point factor criteria, and conduct cost and price analysis of contractor’s submissions.  These procedures require establishing evaluation criteria, conducting technical evaluations, performing cost and price analysis, and conducting negotiations.  This seminar will examine in depth the procurement process to be followed for the request for proposals and the negotiations that follow.  This seminar is for program staff and purchasing personnel.

Key topics include:

Development of specification/scope of work
Preparation of evaluation criteria
Technical evaluation methodology
Cost analysis
Preparations for negotiations
Best and final offers
Award of negotiated contracts
Contractor claims and relief
Grantee claims and remedies
Rights of the parties after award

 

Hotel Information: meeting location and sleeping rooms –
Due to a recent fire at the Residence Inn, we have moved the training site to the Courtyard Marriott, 1920 Yale SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; Telephone #505-843-6600. Rooms are available at this location also, and the $91.00 Federal per diem rate for Albuquerque is honored. This location is just a few blocks from the Albuquerque International Airport, so if you are flying, the location is very convenient.