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Commercial Item Determinations: Key Considerations Amidst a Sea of Change

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Jun 6, 2019
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Registration closes 6/6/2019 at 10:30 am EST

Webinar Time: 12:00PM -1:30PM EST


Over the past few years, commercial item procurement has become an important focal point for acquisition reform, and recent regulatory changes have impacted how the government approaches commercial products and services acquisition. This webinar will review key things that contractors should consider when supporting a commerciality determination in the current regulatory environment.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review recent regulatory changes that impact how the government approaches commercial products and services acquisition—and how contractors should best position themselves when supporting a commerciality claim.
  2. Identify practical steps for preparing a commercial item determination package.
  3. Optimize contract management by revealing what has worked for successful contractors.
CMBOK Competency: 4.1 Acquisition Planning

Level of difficulty: Intermediate


Alvarez  Leo Alvarez, CFCM

  Baker Tilly

Leo Alvarez, CFCM, is a Manager in Baker Tilly’s Government Contractor Advisory Services practice.  He has more than 11 years of experience working with federal contractors to identify, quantify and manage government contract risk through regulatory and compliance consulting.  With a specialized focus on pricing, compliance, negotiation, audit, and litigation support, Leo has assisted leading government contractors in a variety of industries.  Additionally, Leo has extensive experience managing the preparation of GSA and VA Federal Supply Schedule proposals, including historical pricing analysis, BOA and CSP disclosure development, and negotiation support. 

Brewer  Steven Brewer, CPA 

  Baker Tilly

Steven Brewer, CPA, is a Manager in Baker Tilly’s Government Contractor Advisory Services practice. He has more than 8 years of experience providing specialized pricing, compliance, negotiation, audit and litigation support services to government contractors across a wide range of industries. Steven has worked with a variety of contractors providing services related to Federal Supply Schedule contracts, including proposal preparation, option extensions, contract compliance, and audit and litigation support.


Clayton  Jeff Clayton

  Baker Tilly

Jeff Clayton has been with Baker Tilly since 2005.  He has over 19 years of industry and consulting experience in government contracting and commercial environments, providing a broad range of pricing, government contract compliance, and dispute/litigation related services to government contractors and their legal counsel. He frequently works with clients to support their federal market goals, to include the preparation of GSA and VA Federal Supply Schedule proposals and option exercise packages, and guidance and assistance on several Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) programs, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) programs, and other agency procurements. He assists his clients with audit package preparation, contract claims, contractor self-disclosures, and to prepare economic damages analyses. Jeff has extensive experience working with contractors and their counsel during Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits, Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, and in defense of qui tam suits brought under the False Claims Act. Jeff has also worked with contractors to identify and mitigate compliance risks, prepare cost impact analyses, and perform financial due diligence in connection with mergers and acquisitions.  Jeff’s experience in these areas serves him well when he works with contractors to proactively achieve their goals in the federal market.