Tuition:        $550.00 in advance, $575.00 if invoiced
Date:             September 20-21, 2018
Location:      Albuquerque, NM

Class Status: Registrations are still being taken. Class status will not be made until approximately 15 days before the first class day. We will post class status on this page at that time.

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 –
Residence Inn Albuquerque, 3300 Prospect Avenue NE Albuquerque 87107, telephone 505-881-2661.  Sleeping rooms are available at this location, and the $93.00 Federal per diem rate for Albuquerque is honored. Several excellent restaurants are within walking distance. This location is just off Interstate 40 at the Carlisle Street exit. It is a taxi ride from the airport, and no shuttle service is available.