National Education Seminar (NES)

November 09, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Torch Freedom Center
4035 Chris Dr. SE
Huntsville , AL 35802

Key Contract Terms and Conditions National Education Seminar

Terms and Conditions 

 The Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and Conditions focuses on the most negotiated contract terms and conditions in the U.S. federal government contracting environment. “Most negotiated” refers to the amount of upfront time and effort typically required to reach agreement. The guidealso discusses the negotiation of terms and conditions from three practical, day-to-day perspectives: the U.S. federal government buyer, the prime contractor (as seller and buyer), and the subcontractor. 

The guide is based primarily on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), which provides the uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all executive agencies. The FAR is thousands of pages and quite complex, so the Desktop Guide identifies and summarizes the essential terms and conditions to be mastered by government and industry contract management professionals. This format allows for a quick grasp of the most important policies and clauses.

  • Location: Torch Freedom Center 4035 Chris Dr SE, Huntsville, AL 35802
  • Time: Check-In 8:00 -8:30 am Seminar begins 8:30 am until 4:00 pm CST
  • A light breakfast and Lunch will be provided
  • EarlyRegistration Deadline October 2, 2017
  • Advance Registration Price Member $200
  • Advance Registration Non-Member $250
  • Registration Deadline October 23, 2017 8:00 AM 
  • Regular Registration Price $225
  • Regular Registration Non-Member $300
  • CPE/CLPs: 7
  • Every attendee will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and Conditions.

    The Desktop Guide has 20 essential topics organized into the following major headings:

    • General (Risk Management and Subcontracts)
    • Pricing Clauses
    • Delivery and Quality Assurance Clauses
    • Post-Delivery Clauses
    • Changes, Stop-Work, and Termination Clauses
    • Liability Clauses
    • Intellectual Property Clauses
    • Disputes Clauses

    At the completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Implement risk management strategies in negotiating terms and conditions
    • Determine the impacts of the hybrid nature of subcontract terms and conditions
    • Select appropriate contract types and their associated terms and conditions
    • Know the audit rights associated with FAR Part 12, 13, 14, and 15 acquisitions
    • Apply basic delivery and transportation terms and conditions
    • Apply the appropriate contract quality requirements and their related terms and conditions
    • Understand the concept of acceptance and the associated terms and conditions
    • Implement liquidated damages clauses when appropriate
    • Use warranty terms and conditions to reduce risk
    • Evaluate the terms and conditions for bilateral and unilateral changes
    • Negotiate the terms and conditions for termination for convenience, stop work, and termination for default
    • Limit liabilities and risks by negotiating clauses such as insurance, limitation of liability, indemnification, and liability for U.S. government property
    • Obtain rights to use intellectual property and protect intellectual property by using proprietary information agreements and rights in data and software clauses
    • Identify and negotiate an appropriate prime or subcontract disputes clause 


     Speaker: Jim Kirlin, CPCM, CFCM, Fellow

     Jim has 32 years of contracts and supply chain experience in government and industry.  Jim holds several professional certifications in subcontract management, compliance, contracting, supply chain, and supplier diversity.  Jim has been honored with the NCMA Alvis D. Keen Honorary Life Member Award, NCMA Charles A. Dana Distinguished Service Award, the NCMA National Achievement Award, and the NCMA Education Award (twice).  Jim served on the NCMA Board of Directors.  He is the author of three articles in NCMA’s Contract Management magazine. He has presented at seven NCMA World Congresses and at numerous NCMA National Education Seminars, Webinars, and Chapter meetings.  Jim is the author of the book “Subcontract Management from A to Z”.  Jim is the co-author of the book “Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials” and the book “Desktop Guide to Key Contract Terms and Conditions”.

     Jim Kirlin Bio


$225.00 NCMA Chapter Member
$200.00 Earlybird rate before October 2

$300.00 Non-Member
$250.00 Earlybird rate before October 2