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Events

See below for a list of past and upcoming events that SpendLogic has taken part in.  Our webinar series consists of 15-minute primer videos, designed to give you useful skills and information that you can immediately put into use to prepare for CPSRs and FAR-based procurements.

If you have an event you’d like us to participate in, please contact us at [email protected].

Price Analysis – Analyzing the cost of a “unicorn” (Session 3)

This is the third discussion in our “Price Analysis of a Unicorn” series. We will continue to talk about specific methodologies that you can use to analyze unique items and services that have never been purchased before. We will focus on bottoms-up analysis techniques, technical evaluations, also known as “tech evals”, and third party help that is available to get the job done.

 

Price Analysis – Analyzing the cost of a “unicorn” (Session 2)

This is the second discussion in our “Price Analysis of a Unicorn” series. We will talk about specific methodologies that you can use to analyze unique items and services that have never been purchased before. We will focus on getting suppliers to provide their OWN price analysis, obtaining additional information, and obtaining a technical evaluation. 

Price Analysis – Analyzing the cost of a “unicorn” (Session 1)

May 1, 2020 – Price analysis is easy, as long as you’ve got a historical price to rely on!  But what about those cases where you have a sole source procurement, less than the TINA threshold, of an item you’ve never purchased?  Now what!?  In this series of videos, we dive right into it.  Session 1 will focus on the basics of price analysis to set the stage for more advanced concepts in follow-on videos.

Commercial Item Determinations (“Of a Type” Session 3 of 3)

In this final session related to Commercial Item Determinations, we will look at “of a type” or “similar-to” items.  These are particularly tricky to support in a commercial item determination, but with a few tips, you’ll get it right every time.

Commercial Item Determinations (“Documentation”, Session 2 of 3)

Continuing our discussions related to commercial item determinations, we are going to look at the DCMA’s RFI released April 10, 2020, to understand specific documentation requirements that they need to see. These requirements are not only the basis for the DCMA’s review of Primes’ CIDs, but also the CIG’s reviews in CPSRs. Our tips and tricks will help you avoid mistakes that will lead to findings in a CPSR.

Commercial Item Determinations (Session 1 of 3)

What are the essential elements that must be included in a commercial item determination or assertion?  We will discuss lessons learned in working with the DCMA that you can turn around and use today!  This will be the first in a three-part series:  look for sessions in the coming weeks related to specific methods for determining commerciality.

Adequate Competition

For CPSR purposes, do you need to have 2 or more valid bids? What about competing between distributors? We will discuss the definition of “adequate competition” and how it applies to you as a federal contractor or subcontractor.

DPA vs. DPAS (Defense Production Act vs. Defense Priorities and Allocation System)

DPA and DPAS are especially hot this week as the world deals with the fallout from COVID-19.  This discussion talks aobut the difference between these concepts as well as some information on how they can affect prime and subcontractors.  COVID-19 is used as an example, but the concepts here apply to all scenarios.