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PROCUREMENT STANDARDS: START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!

Webinar • Thursday, February 21, 2019 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET


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Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

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The Compliance Supplement has been updated and audit teams are preparing to apply new criteria, especially regarding competition in purchasing. Are you sure you’re fully in step with the new policies—and methods—auditors will want to see?

Don’t risk having procurement costs disallowed. Let an authority on the new procurement standards make sure you’re compliant.

Register now for Procurement Standards: Start Off on the Right Foot!

In this 90-minute webinar, Sean O’Connor—an expert on the Uniform Guidance and procurement standards—updates you on new requirements grant recipients must meet in 2019.

Know what changes to make before auditors arrive.  This practical overview helps you make sure you’ve implemented the new Procurement Standards so your policies, procurement methods and procedures will meet auditors’ new expectations. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on how procurement-standard requirements change for 2019, including:

  • The purpose of the Procurement Standards and how they apply
  • Required procurement methods
  • Documentation requirements
  • Audit criteria on procurements
  • Industry best practices

Remember, not complying with the updated standards means you could face auditors who question significant amounts of your procurement costs. Take this opportunity to reduce those risks by making sure policies and procedures are current—and compliant.

Register now for Procurement Standards: Start Off on the Right Foot!

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to local governments, Indian tribes, institutions of higher education and nonprofit organizations receiving federal funding. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Controllers
  • Directors of Finance
  • Directors of Compliance
  • Procurement Managers
  • Principle Investigators
  • Grants Administrators
  • Program Managers
  • Accounting and Finance Staff
  • Internal and External Auditors

YOUR EXPERT(S):

Sean O’Connor

Sean O’Connor is a Director with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Sean’s areas of expertise include Uniform Guidance and subrecipient monitoring, CPSR readiness assessments and preparation, Federal Supply Schedule contracts, Earned Value Management Systems, Estimating Systems, audits of incurred cost and Cost Accounting Standards and Disclosure Statements. Sean is also experienced in procurement file audit and remediation with emphasis in price analysis review and augmentation as well as purchasing system redesign and implementation. He is well versed with General Services Administration (GSA) contract compliance and with FAR, CAS and DCAA internal controls and identification of regulatory and cost accounting practice changes.

With over 12 years of experience working with the Government as well as a number of large Department of Defense contractors, Sean has worked closely with Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Vice Presidents, General Counsels and Outside Counsel and Controllers and brings experience from a wide range of engagements.  He has instructed numerous federal grant recipients, both for and not-for-profit organizations, through assessments of compliance and implementation of corrective action under 2 CFR 200. Sean has led multiple projects implementing and performing compliance gap analyses of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) at all EVMS tier levels, for contracts issued by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services.  Sean has represented multiple clients in settlements with the Office of the Inspector General in disputes regarding GSA contracts and provided litigation support to clients in matters with the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Air Force.  He has assisted in preparing cost proposals including direct labor, indirect overhead, ODC and G&A rate development, facilities capital cost of money and profit analysis. Sean also has considerable experience working with Internal Audit teams reengineering business processes, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, performing risk assessments, aligning process gaps to risks, determining current levels of compliance and identifying requirements to achieving compliance 

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