August 19: FAR Creep! How to Prevent Familiarity of the FAR from Crippling Innovative Contracting S

When:  Aug 19, 2021 from 12:00 to 13:30 (ET)

Full Title: FAR Creep! How to Prevent Familiarity of the FAR from Crippling Innovative Contracting Such as OTAs

Live webinars hosted by the NCMA Headquarter's Learning Center are 90-minute sessions (60 minutes of live instructor-led training followed by a 30-minute Q&A period.)  Participants will receive a recording that is accessible for 30 days following the live session.


Date and Time: August 12,  Noon-1:30 PM Eastern Time


Webinar Description: Contracting professionals often fear that requirements creep will invade their contracts and programs. Presented with opportunities to break free from the chains of over-regulation, contracting professionals often fall into this same trap by allowing the FAR to creep into deals where it does not belong. During this webinar, the presenter will share lessons and checks & balances for working in the trenches.  Learn to stay within appropriate statutory bounds without losing the creativity needed to move efficiently through the nontraditional acquisition world.  


Presenter: Brian Serra, Vice President, Acquisition Initiatives & Engagement for Cole Engineering Services, Inc.

Credits: Participants earn 1.5 CPE/CLP credits for attendance at each webinar. 


Learning Objectives:

1. Effectively use the framework of the FAR while leaning away from using it as the default.
2.     Implement unique ways to develop successful business arrangements through creative contracting such as OT
3. Incentivize industry partners without over-regulating their contracts and programs.


CMBOK Competencies: 3.2 “Contract Principles”; 4.0 “Pre-Award” 

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Intended Audience:
Defense acquisition and contracting community

Cost: $50 per NCMA member/$63 non-member.  NCMA is providing individual, rather than site-based, pricing for this webinar in support of social distancing.  To register a group, email with the company name, webinar date, and number of attendees.  


Connectivity Requirements - Webinars are presented via Adobe Connect services.  Requirements to attend virtual session on various devices can be found here.