The two-day seminar will cover the cost reimbursement type contract (cost plus fixed fee completion), the most common type of USAID contract. Using a recent USAID solicitation, the facilitator will walk participants through each section and clause and explain their relevance to the phase of the award: responsible prospective contractor, contract administration, modification, performance evaluation, close-out, and audit. The seminar will also explain the application of FAR/AIDAR cost principles (e.g., salaries, allowances, travel and per diem), performance evaluations, geographic codes, consent to subcontract, grants under contracts and close-out). The facilitator will also cover the USAID’s Automated Directives System and how to manage revisions and their application to the contract.
Content and Objectives
- What are the essential contract compliance requirements to receive an USAID contract?
- How to be proactive to establishing and implementing a contract compliance strategy?
- What are the cost principles of the FAR and AIDAR and how to interpret them?
- How to find the critical compliance requirements in the solicitation and award document?
- What are the contract clauses for personnel, allowances, travel, and transportation?
- What are the requirements for consent to subcontract and grants under contracts?
- How to receive an outstanding contractor evaluation?
- What are the restricted, ineligible, and geographical codes for goods and services?
- What is required for a contract modification?
Complete online questions when you register. If possible, bring a Request for Proposal and laptop to access the internet for classroom exercises.
Course Duration – 2-days, 9:00am-5:00pm
Who Should Attend
The seminar can be useful for staff involved in business development, finance, contract administration, sub-grant & sub-contract awards, audit, and close-out. The seminar is designed and presented to meet the needs of participants from entry level to senior level.
After the Course
Participants will be able to research and interpret applicable FAR and AIDAR clauses and how they impact proposal development, contract administration, modifications, extensions, and close-out.