Business Training Available for APEX Clients

June 5, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm CT

DCAA will discuss the federal regulations that define an acceptable accounting system, evaluate the minimum requirements of the SF 1408 criteria, and how small businesses can prepare for this type of audit.  Experts from DCAA will differentiate between direct versus indirect costs, define total contract costs, provide an overview of indirect allocation bases, and learn how FAR Part 31 clauses describe allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.

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June 18, 2024, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET/ 12:30-1:30 CT/ 11:30-12:30 MT

National Cemetery Administration (NCA) Virtual Business Opportunity Session

NCA is seeking small businesses to prime and subcontract to its clients.  NCA panelists will provide a program overview and forecast of business development opportunities, increase vendor participation and awareness, and reveal what the program seeks in its relationships with small businesses in the specialized areas inscription services for marble and granite headstones, markers, and niche covers.  All small business classifications are encouraged to participate in this event.

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July 10, 2024 1:00pm- 3:00pm CT 

The DCAA will go over the requirements of cost versus price analysis and when one (or both) is required.  The DCAA will define the FAR requirements for “Certified Cost or Pricing Data” and what is the FAR requirement for “Data Other Than Certified.”   Practices for both cost and price analysis will also be discussed.

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Subject: Registration Open – VA National Cemetery Administration (NCA) Grounds Maintenance Virtual Business Opportunity Session July 24, 2024, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA), in collaboration with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Direct Access Program (DAP), will host a virtual business opportunity session on July 24, 2024, from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET.

NCA is seeking Veteran-Owned small businesses to prime and subcontract to its clients.  NCA panelists will provide a program overview and forecast of business development opportunities, increase vendor participation and awareness, and reveal what the program seeks in its relationships with small businesses in the areas of Grounds Maintenance and Construction services.

Event Website and Registration Information: Event Detail  · VetBiz Portal (va.gov)

August 10, 2024 1:00pm-3:00pm CT

Indirect Costs and Rates Monitoring Subcontracts

The DCAA will provide information about navigating through the world of subcontracting.  Discussion will include the documentation of subcontract selections, subcontracting requirements, and the responsibilities of a prime contractor.

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September 4, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm CT

Cost reimbursable contract awards are great for small businesses because of the opportunity for frequent monthly billing. One requirement of cost reimbursable awards and monthly invoicing to the government is the need for Provisional Billing Rates (PBRs).  Join experts from DCAA as they define PBRs, their purpose,  and the procedures for establishing these rates.

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October 2, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm CT

This presentation will provide an overview of DCAA’s audit process and some common communications contractors will experience throughout the audit.

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November 6, 2024 1:00pm – 3:00pm CT

The DCAA will discuss how the agency determines the adequacy of your proposal submission.  Additionally, the DCAA will provide examples of budgeting practices using historical data considerations, examples of adequacy non-compliances, and regulatory resources to assist with proposal development.

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December 4, 2024 1:00pm- 3:00pm CT

This training provides an overview of the  DCAA Incurred Cost Electronic (ICE) model, which provides contractors with a standard user-friendly package to compile their financial data.  DCAA will also discuss its adequacy review process and means of how they select submissions for audit.

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Govology

As an APEX Accelerator client, you have the opportunity to access and attend webinar’s presented by subject matter experts free of charge available through Govology.

As a client of South Dakota APEX Accelerator, you can attend this webinar at no cost to you. If you are interested in this subject, check out the details below and register today!

How to Make Informed Bid “Go/No Go” Decisions (2024 Update)

Date: May 7, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Jeff Cuskey, CPCM, CFCM, CSCM, CPP, GOVCON Consulting & Expert Witness Services

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Contracting After Disasters

Date: May 9, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Jennifer Whittington, NW Louisiana APEX Accelerator

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Understanding the Berry Amendment, Buy American Act (BAA), Trade Agreements, and the Nonmanufacturer Rule

Date: May 14, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Joshua Frank, RSM Federal

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Small Business Subcontracting Plans: What SBLOs Need to Know

Date: May 16, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Steven Koprince, Govology Legal Analyst

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Revamped Davis-Bacon Act Reshapes Labor Landscape for Construction Contractors

Date: May 21, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Sarah Nash and Nichole Atallah, PilieroMazza

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Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI)

Foreign investment can play an important role in maintaining the vitality of the U.S. industrial base. Therefore, it’s the policy of the U.S. Government to allow foreign investment consistent with the national security interest of the United States. A company is considered to be operating under FOCI whenever a foreign interest has the power, direct or indirect, whether or not exercised, and whether or not exercisable, to direct or decide matters affecting the management or operations of that company in a manner which may result in unauthorized access to classified information or may adversely affect the performance of classified contracts.

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Small Business Programs

HUBZONE Program: What You Need to Know
Small Disadvantaged Business Program: What You Need to Know
Woman-Owned Small Business Program: What You Need To Know
Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business Program: What You Need to Know
Blue Cyber offers outreach to all U.S. Small Businesses including all SBIR/STTR Small Business Research Contractors each week.  Answer questions, find resources, connect to state grant funding:

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