About SubCon Training Workshops

The National Contract Management Association's new SubCon Training Workshops (SubCon) event provides in-depth, targeted subcontracting training for government and industry participants. We held the first SubCon in March 2017 in Virginia, and it was a huge success, so we’re bringing it to the west coast for round two!

SubCon consists of a full-day of two concurrent workshops. Choose to attend one of the following:

Workshop A—Subcontract Proposal Support

Learn the skills required to support proposal activities. Topics include:

  • Best Practices for Reading & Responding to RFPs: Examine request for proposal (RFP) documents to identify the information you’ll need to respond effectively and help lead your organization’s RFP response. 

  • Performing Effective Price Analyses: Judge the reasonability of prices using a few techniques based on market conditions and the competitive environment. 

  • Teaming Arrangements: Determine what is contractually binding and negotiate and establish favorable terms for your organization. 

  • Small Business Strategies: Identify small business subcontract requirements, plan creative ways to meet small business goals, and effectively communicate your value as a small business to meet prime contractor small business goals. 

Workshop B—Subcontract Compliance

Learn the skills required to support government compliance requirements. Topics include:

  • Compliance with Ethics Requirements: Effectively insert federal ethics requirements into subcontractor relationships and identify methods for monitoring compliance. 

  • Compliance with Subcontracting Plans: Manage and maximize opportunities for small businesses to participate in a government contract in line with the established small business plan, goal calculations, flow-down provisions, and reporting requirements. 

  • Accounting System Compliance: Make decisions to mitigate potential and actual subcontractor accounting risks, including those associated with specific subcontractor pricing arrangements and closeout. 

  • CPSR Compliance: Use a tried-and-true three-step process to “prove it” (your organization’s compliance, that is) to your auditors during a Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR). 

Why Attend?

  • Interactive discussions around RFPs, compliance, price analysis, small business strategies, and more

  • Gain skills and knowledge with hands-on training to improve your job performance

  • Lower price and short format to fit your schedule and budget

  • Networking opportunities with other subcontracting professionals

  • Earn 6.5 CPE/CLP credits

  • Experience beautiful Long Beach, CA

Who Attends?

Industry procurement professionals and managers from small- and mid-sized businesses will benefit from topics in both workshops, such as teaming arrangements, compliance requirements, and leading and interacting with teams and organizations.

Government buyers and program managers will learn the requirements the government places on subcontractors, prime contractor responsibilities, and government responsibilities when subcontracts are involved.

Explore the site to learn more! The workshops directly align with NCMA's Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) “Acquisition Planning and Strategy,” “Contract Management,” “Subcontract Management,” and “Leadership” competencies.

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