January 2019  Newsletter

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

Our Chapter has many upcoming events and we encourage you to join us for at least one of them. 

We are soliciting articles from our members, please contact us at info@ncmadenver.org if you have a topic or idea and are interested in providing an article.
In This Issue


Denver Chapter CMLDP Alumni Appear in NCMA Contract Magazine

Alumni of NCMA's Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) have gone on to do amazing things after graduation. In the September edition of Contract Management,  Ashley Parker, President-Elect, and Matt Gomer each appeared with highlights of their accomplishments on pages 68-69 of magazine. (Members only). Learn more about CMLDP at www.ncmahq.org/cmldp.
CPCM Study Group Opportunity 
Reach your personal best!
The NCMA Denver Chapter will be facilitating a study group for the Certified Professional Contracts Manager starting on Wednesdays for six weeks.  The registration is free, but slots are limited.   
Minimum qualifications for CPCM are a bachelor's degree, 120 CPE's and five years of experience. The study group is based on the new CPCM exam. The group will meet at Dentons in Denver. 

The nominal Group Schedule and Presenters:
January 16 Section 1 Leadership & 7 Learning - Quincy Stott
January 23 Section 2 Management - Karri Palmetier
January 30 Section 3 Guiding Principles - Steve Leisenring
February 6 Section 4 Pre-Award-Byron Guidry
February 13 Section 5 Award-Matt Gomer
February 20 Section 6 Post-Award-Paul Fisher    
Recommended study materials include:
Chapter Update on CPEs
The NCMA Denver Chapter has made the difficult decision to discontinue the service of tracking CPE credits for our members, effective January 1, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@ncmadenver.org. Thanks in advance for understanding.

Thanks to our sponsor - Dentons - for providing monthly legislative and regulatory updates:


January 2019


December 2018

The Chapter will be offering these educational opportunities and CPEs to our members at discounted rates from the normal price of $189 per webinar. Participants will earn 1.5 CLE/CLP credits for each session. 

FAR/DFARS Update. This will be the second webinar for January. 
This past year was one of significant change when it comes to acquisition regulation - changes that were both substantive and "corrections," and updates impacting contract awards, performance, and compliance. This webinar will review the important FAR and DFARS changes from the past year, and how those changes will impact both the government and contractors. We'll also look to the coming year and discuss possible changes on the horizon for 2019.

Key Takeaways: Survey of important 2018 FAR and DFARS updates: regulations and contract clauses, Implications of the changes for contractors and the government and Preview potential changes for 2019.

When: Thursday, January 24 from 10-11:30 MT
WHERE: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Broomfield, CO 80021
PRICE: $20 for members (Discount from $189 if sign up directly)


Troubleshooting the Biggest Service Contract Pitfalls
The Service Contract Labor Standards statute often surprises contractors with its complexities. This interactive webinar uses practical examples of the most common service contract pitfalls to help you troubleshoot and find solutions that will work for your organization.

Key Takeaways: Common areas of Service Contract Labor Standards noncompliance and How to proactively avoid costly mistakes

When: Thursday, February 14 from 10-11:30 MT
Where: Denton's - Downtown Denver
Price: $20 per webinar or $35 for both February Webinars

Profit Analysis and Weighted Guidelines
The government requires contracting officers to use a "structured approach" for determining the profit or fee objective in most noncompetitive acquisitions requiring cost analysis, but the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) offers few specifics on how to do this. This webinar discusses the FAR's requirements, as well as agencies' standard methodologies. It will also discuss the application of the most robust method of analysis: the Weighted Guidelines Method.

Key Takeaways: Requirements regarding evaluating and determining appropriate profit amounts, Agency-specific structured approaches concerning profit and Application of the Weighted Guidelines Method

When: Thursday, February 28 from from 10-11:30 MT
Where: Denton's - Downtown Denver
Price: $20 per webinar or $35 for both February Webinars

 The presentation was first introduced at NCMA's 2017 World Congress entitled and will examine why networking is crucial for career development, help you identify what your personal purpose for networking is, and give you detailed tips to make you a future networking star (or at least more comfortable and confident!). 

Networking event at Bar Louie (Belleview Promenade location) afterward - a perfect opportunity to practice your networking skills while expanding your professional network!

Date and Time: Monday, February 11th starting at 4pm

Location: EKS&H, Now Part of Plante Moran in the Denver Tech Center

Registration fee is $20 members / $25 nonmembers and includes the presentation, one drink and shared appetizers during the networking event.

National Education Seminar: Pricing and Negotiating Commercial Item Contracts
NCMA Denver will be hosting the brand new National Education Seminar. Each attendee will receive a copy of the Pricing & Negotiating Commercial Item Contracts workbook. Attendees will earn 7 CPEs by attending this one full-day seminar!

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MST)

Location: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Broomfield, CO

Registration is $130 members / $150 nonmembers and includes the presentation, workbook, breakfast, lunch and snacks for the day.

Due to security requirements at Ball Aerospace pre-registration is required. You must be a U.S. Citizen and bring a valid Photo ID for check-in. Same day registration is not available.