Masters Academy in Government Contracting (CFG 0600)


Phone: 703-993-2109

Fax: 703-993-2121

Prerequisite: To gain the most from the Masters Academy, it is recommended that participants have at least five years of contracting experience in industry, government, law, or accounting.

The Masters Academy is designed to provide an exceptional learning experience. Each day, different experts will share their insights into the leading practices in key areas of government contracting. Over the course of five days, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the lessons experts have culled during their careers in government contracting. This program is not intended to cover the basics or each topic in its entirety. Instead, the Masters Academy is intended as an advanced course focusing on leading practices.

This course may also be eligible for the following credits through The Public Contracting Institute:
  • 32.5 CLEs
  • 40 CLPs
Day 1:
Morning: Formation Principles and Acquisition Planning
Afternoon: Types of Contracts

Day 2:
Morning: Compliance and Organization Conflicts of Interest (OCIs)
Afternoon: Proposal Evaluations and Source Selection

Day 3:
Morning: Small Business Contracting and Subcontracting
Afternoon: Evaluating and Managing Bid Protests

Day 4:
Morning: Intellectual Property
Afternoon: Changes, Claims and Disputes

Day 5:
Morning: Pricing Equitable Adjustments and Cost Accounting
Afternoon: Terminations and Contract Closeouts
To receive a Certificate of Completion, participants must, within 18 months, complete all course requirements within their selected certificate program.

100% attendance and participation are expected from participants

  • Each participant will be provided the two essential books in the field: "Formations of Government Contracts" and "Administration of Government Contracts," co-authored by Ralph C. Nash, Jr. Collectively, the body of knowledge you will acquire during this program will give you an unparalleled education in Government contracting leading practices.
  • Learn the most up-to-date thinking on leading practices in government contracting.
  • Gain insight into various agencies’ positions on new or unresolved acquisition issues (this will benefit both contractors and officials from other agencies.)
  • Gain insight into contractors’ approaches to addressing new or unresolved acquisition issues (this will benefit both agency officials and officials from other contractors).
  • Attain a better understanding of the latest changes in government acquisition policy.
  • Acquire insight into experts’ thinking on the latest rule changes and court and GAO decisions.
This course is designed for all government contractors who need the latest, most up-to-date rules and regulations and professionals seeking to understand the profession of government contracting.
All courses qualify for CEUs, CLEs (in most states), CLPs, and CPEs. Courses are scheduled throughout the year at George Mason University’s training facilities.

This course is eligible for 39.00 CPEs

George Mason University Executive and Professional Education (formerly George Mason University Learning Solutions) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417.

National Registry of CPE Sponsors
Schedule & Online Registration
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Future of Government Contracting: Innovative Contracting Methods Symposium
Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mason’s Arlington Campus – Founders Hall, Room 125
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