Thompson Government Contracting

Understanding Commercial Items and the DCMA's Commercial Item Group

Webinar • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

Webinar Details

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

When goods and services are categorized as “commercial items,” many contracting requirements (like TINA and CAS) no longer apply, though some requirements still do. Contractors still have obligations to price commercial items reasonably and to require subcontractors to incorporate commercial items into contract deliverables.

To monitor compliance, the DCMA’s Commercial Item Group (CIG) is conducting more than 130 Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSRs) per year.

Don’t wait to get tapped for review! Act now to make sure you—and subcontractors—are meeting contractual obligations “to the maximum extent possible.”

Register now for Understanding Commercial Items and the DCMA’s Commercial Item Group.

This 90-minute webinar brings you ready-to-use guidance from Cobina Walkland, an expert on commercial-item compliance and review. She will explain the process used to determine which goods and services qualify as commercial items. You will also learn how to determine reasonable pricing and what requirements still apply.

Prepare for CPSRs. In addition to what is and isn’t required, you will explore the new challenges and opportunities, including actions by the DCMA’s Commercial Item Group, the high volume of Contractor Purchasing System Reviews and the initiative in Congress and the DoD to buy items—especially technology—commercially. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for expert guidance on commercial items and the DCMA’s CIG, including:

  • How commercial items are defined
  • Requirements that do—and don’t—apply to commercial goods and services
  • How to conduct effective analysis to determine price reasonableness
  • An insider’s guide to the DCMA’s CIG Contracting Officer Support and Government Contractor Support
  • Factors shaping today’s CPSR environment

With the DCMA conducting more than 130 CPSRs per year, this is no time for guesswork. Take this opportunity to master the challenges—and opportunities—of incorporating commercial items into contracts. 

Register now for Understanding Commercial Items and the DCMA’s Commercial Item Group.

This webinar is of value to all U.S. government contractors. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • CEO, CFO, COO
  • Vice President
  • Vice President of Contracts and Procurement
  • Director Government Pricing and Procurement
  • Director of Materials Management
  • Director of Government Compliance
  • Director of Contracts
  • Director of Procurement
  • Director of Subcontracts
  • Contracts Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Subcontracts Manager
  • Global Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Subcontract Administrator

Cobina Walkland

Cobina Walkland is a Consultant for Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. She provides professional consulting and advisory support to government contractors and grantees primarily in the areas of purchasing system compliance, accounting system compliance, and training. This includes, but is not limited to, assistance with Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) readiness, Budgeting, Cost Accounting Standards, Cost Proposal Support and Management, Financial Modeling, Contract Administration, Incurred Cost Submissions, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). Cobina has worked closely with numerous large defense contractors, and has assisted them with purchasing system policy and procedure assessments and remediation as well as procurement file documentation assessments and remediation.  Additionally, she has performed CAS applicability assessments, prepared disclosure statement revisions, compiled incurred cost submissions, performed provisional rate analyses and supported Davis-Bacon Act compliance activities.

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