January 2018  Newsletter

We hope you enjoy this month's NCMA Denver Newsletter. Thank you for your interest in NCMA and the Denver Chapter.
In This Issue

President's Corner with Angie Burke
Angie Burke
NCMA Denver President
Dear Denver Chapter,
We are kicking off the new year bringing you what you asked for most in response to our survey - let's bring on the training! We had a great turnout for the first two of the webinar series on pricing this January (the third in the series, Total Evaluated Price, will be next Thursday January 25th (see details elsewhere in the newsletter). In February, we are pleased to be bringing you two more "live" webinars:  Acquisition of Commercial Items (February 8th) and IP Protection and Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain (February 22nd). We will be bringing you this type of training/CPE opportunity throughout the program year. If demand is high enough, we will look into hosting these events at multiple locations for easier access for more of our members.
Stay tuned for details on our full day Winter Seminar to be held in March, and our big speaking engagement in the Spring. There is a lot of helpful content in the newsletter this month, so I'll keep this short. But first, I want to congratulate the most recent group of Denver Chapter members who passed their NCMA certification exams:
Brandon White, Contract Price/Cost Analyst at Defense Contract Management Agency, CFCM
Richard Steinberg, Contract Administrator at Envirocon, CPCM
Carrie Craft, Subcontract Manager at Sierra Nevada Corporation, CPCM
Joshua Thomas, Contracts Manager at Sierra Nevada Corporation, CPCM
Luke Griffith, Senior Procurement Manager at Sierra Nevada Corporation, PMP, CPCM
Paul Fisher, Sierra Nevada Corporation, CPCM
Congratulations to you! We also have our certification study group starting this upcoming Wednesday evening. So best of luck to those of you who will be studying for your exams shortly.
Last, I was honored to accept the Chapter Excellence Award, Silver Award for mid-size Chapters, on behalf of the Denver Chapter, at the Government Contracts Management Symposium in Arlington, Virginia this December. Thank you again for making this such a great chapter! I am looking forward to the what the new year will bring for us, and I wish you all a safe and prosperous year ahead.

NCMA Denver Chapter President
2017-2018 Program Year
LinkedIn: /angierburke     
Follow the NEW Denver Chapter LinkedIn Page
NCMA Denver has a new LinkedIn Page that will be easier to interact with and follow than our LinkedIn Group. You will now be able to shareNCMA Denver posts to your LinkedIn Page, along with several other new features. We cannot automatically move those who are part of the LinkedIn Group over to the new page. Please search for "NCMA Denver" under Company Pages and follow our page for the latest information! 

Twitter: @NCMADenver
Facebook: NCMA Denver
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NCMA Awards 
There are several upcoming award opportunities through NCMA. Our Chapter is full of outstanding professionals so let's make sure they get recognized! Below are a list of the awards and when nominations are due. If you're interested in submitting for an award to nominate yourself or someone else the Denver Chapter would love to help you through the process. Please contact Brie Staker at bries@ageiss-inc.com for any assistance with award packages and nominations.

Best Contract Management Magazine Article Award- This award recognizes excellent magazine articles written by our members and published in NCMA's Contract Management Magazine. Nominations are due by February 15th.

Elmer B. Staats Contracting Professional Excellence Award- This award recognizes a federal acquisition professional with extraordinary business leadership or team participation in the design, development, or execution of an acquisition program or project that furthers an agency's mission. Nominations for this award are due by April 27th.  

Advancing Professional Award- This award recognizes rising stars and top performers who will eventually be leaders in the contract management profession and in NCMA. Nominations for this award are due by June 1st.

Outstanding Chapter Volunteer Award- This award celebrates chapter volunteers who demonstrate dedicated service to NCMA and its members. Nominations are due July 31st.

More information about these awards and the submission process can be found at: https://www.ncmahq.org/discover-our-profession/awards.
Denver Chapter Scholarship Program - Attend World Congress
Did you know that the Denver Chapter has a Scholarship Program for our members and one of the areas the scholarship covers is education? This includes attending national conferences such as the upcoming World Congress in July 2018. If you've not attended World Congress before it is a fantastic opportunity to gain hours of training, meet and network with other contracts professionals, and grow your career. Attendees at World Congress will earn up to 20 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits or Continuous Learning Point (CLP) credits. If you're interested in attending but don't have the financial resources available to make it happen applying for a Denver NCMA Chapter Scholarship is a way to get you there and we would love to help you out. Registration and early bird pricing for World Congress are set to open in January 2018. If you're interested in applying for a Scholarship to attend World Congress, or another educational event, please contact Brie Staker at: bries@ageiss-inc.com for more information. 
Join us for the third in our Price Webinar series - Total Evaluated Price Next Thursday! 
The U.S. government uses a variety of methods to analyze cost and price during source selection. This session examines policies and issues related to assessing reasonableness, realism, and balanced pricing in these competitive procurements. Differences between fixed-price and cost-type contracts will be discussed, as well how the government's estimate of "most probable cost" is typically developed and applied.  

Key Takeaways:
  • Price and cost analysis techniques used in U.S. government source selection
  • Insight into the specific types of adjustments made to proposed prices by the government for purposes of evaluation
  • How pricing practices are impacted by U.S. Government Accountability Office decisions
Register Here
February Webinars
The Chapter is pleased to present the next in our housted Virtual Wenibar Series for February. NCMA offers a variety of virtual education opportunities, and the Denver Chapter is excited to bring you these CPEs at a huge discount to our members (so you can get these for $35 instead of $340!). You can learn more about other online learning opportunities, such as on demand courses, on the  NCMA Website.

The webinars run from 10AM to 11:30AM Mountain Time, hosted at Dentons. Register here.

Denver Member, Stacey Gustus, Recognized Nationally! 
Stacey Gustus, a member of the Denver Chapter of NCMA since 1994, was spotlighted in the January 2018 issue of Contract Management!  Read the spotlight here: 
Do you have a favorite article from the Contract Management Magazine last year? 
Maybe one you shared with colleagues or even cut out and posted on your wall? If so, let us know! We can nominate them for NCMA's Best Contract Management Magazine Article Award! Please email our Awards chair, Brie Staker at bries@ageiss-inc.com, with your submissions, or nominate directly, here!
NCMA's Contract Management Leadership Development Program 
If you or a member of your organization may be interested in NCMA's Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP), participation in NCMA and other preparation is important to make your application as strong as possible. Please reach out to Ben Olson and/or Quincy Stott, the Chapter's Leadership co-chairs, for more information.
NCMA's Chapter Excellence awards, including Denver's,  which Denver Chapter President Angie Burke accepted on behalf of the Chapter at the Government Contracts Management Symposium in Arlington, Virginia this December. 
Denver Chapter Leadership
Angie Burke - President
Stephanie Amend - President-Emeritus
Jami Eckel - President-Elect
Nate Gordon - Treasurer
Alyson McCoy- Secretary
Board of Advisors:
Melanie Burgess
Blake Couture
Brad Duchein
Dolly Fernandez
Paul Fisher
Rodney Fowler
Kelly Garehime
Matt Gomer
Thomas Reid
Phil Seckman
Brie Staker
Erin Stewart
Kristin Batalon - Employment Chair
Brie Staker - Awards & Scholarship
Matt Gomer - Education/Certification Co-Chair
Byron Guidry - Education/Certification Co-Chair
Kristine Kalish - College Outreach Chair
Julie Kehrer - Corporate Sponsorship Chair
Julie Linton - Membership Co-Chair
Tyler Thomas - Membership Co-Chair
Tess Gosda - Newsletter Co-Chair
Ashley Parker - Newsletter Co-Chair
Karri Palmetier - Newsletter Co-Chair
Quincy Stott - Leadership Co-Chair
Ben Olson - Leadership Co-Chair
Britton Nohe-Braun - Events Co-Chair
Nicole Maynard - Events Co-Chair
Ashley Parker - Social Media & Website Co-Chair
Nicole Maynard - Social Media & Website Co-Chair
Stacey Gustus - Chapter Coordinator (Chapter Mom Emeritus)