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September 25 @ 10:35 pm
The North Carolina Community College System Small Business Center Network and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host a three-part Defense Contractor Academy – For Small Businesses Engaged in Contracting from September 28-30, 2022.
The Defense Contractor Academy (DCA) offers intermediate-level instruction to existing small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio.
Part 1: September 28, 0900-1645. Part 1, constructed as a business development focused day, will take a deeper dive into federal contract opportunities and discuss how a business should respond to different notice types; review non-traditional opportunity types including non-competitive and limited-competition acquisitions (OTAs, Ability One, GSA, IDIQ, MATOC, MACC, etc.); demonstrate data sources available to better know your respective industry and competition; and explore available resources (FPDS, SAM.gov, MatchForce.org) to identify buyers, competitors, and contract opportunities.
9:00 AM–11:15 AM – Opening Remarks, Administrative Comments, Government Contract Opportunities and Contractor Responses
11:15 AM–11:30 AM – Break
11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Leveraging Non-Competitive and Limited-Competition Acquisitions and Sources of Supply
12:30 PM–1:00 PM – Break
1:00 PM-2:00 PM – Critical Data for Success as a Defense Contractor
2:00 PM-3:00 PM – Technology Resources
3:00 PM-3:15 PM – Break
3:15 PM-4:45 PM – Effectively Presenting Your Business to the Government, Military, and Prime Contractors (including capabilities statements, the All-Small program, SDVOSB, and new HUBZone requirements)
Part 2: September 29, 0900-1700. Part 2 is constructed as a cybersecurity and financial focused day. We will start the morning with an overview on the importance of cybersecurity requirements for federal contractors to help defend our nation’s security. Next, presenters will focus on financial-related topics including cost estimating, developing pricing proposals, financing government contracts, cost accounting standards, and contract audits.
9:00 AM-10:30 AM – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and Defense Contractor Requirements (CMMC 2.0)
10:30 AM-12:30 PM – Cost Estimating and Developing Pricing Proposals
12:30 PM-1:30 PM – Break
1:30 PM-2:50 PM – Financing Government Contracts
2:50 PM-3:00 PM – Break
3:00 PM-5:00 PM – Cost Accounting Standards and Contract Audits
Part 3: September 30, 0900-1530. Part 3, constructed as a legal focused day, will cover several topics ranging from teaming; joint ventures; mentor-protégé programs and limitations on subcontracting; human resource considerations and labor laws related to federal contracts; debriefings; protests; and contract administration issues.
9:00 AM-11:00 AM – Teaming Arrangements, Joint Ventures, Mentor-Protégé Programs, and Limitations on Subcontracting
11:00 AM-11:10 AM – Break
11:10 AM-1:10 PM – HR Considerations and Labor Laws Related to Executing Contracts
1:10 PM-1:30 PM – Break
1:30 PM-3:30 PM – Debriefings, Protests, and Contract Administration Issues
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.