Practical Guidance on How to Strengthen Your Purchasing System and Procurement Cycle to Reduce the Risk of System Deficiencies

October 22, 2014 9:00am

John L. Kreideweis
KL Contract Consulting LLP (Plano, TX)

John R. Van Meter
Managing Director
BDO Consulting (San Jose, CA)

Marie L. Jatsko
Director of Subcontracts & Procurement
Dell Services Federal Government, Inc. (Fairfax, VA)

This practical workshop will focus on current issues associated with Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR’s). Bring your questions and topics of interest. This session will be valuable for federal contractor personnel responsible for planning, executing and approving purchases and designing and monitoring purchasing systems. Speakers will provide a discussion framework addressing current purchasing system compliance hot topics that will include:

  • Counterfeit parts and implications to purchasing and related systems
  • Specific discussion around the most challenging aspects of FAR and DFARS /DEARS requirements for adequate purchasing systems
  • What tools does DCMA/customer use in evaluating purchasing systems
  • Department of Energy implementation of purchasing system requirements
  • Estimating and Accounting System requirements’ impact on the Procurement function
  • Tools for monitoring purchasing systems including preparing for CPSR’s
  • Growing commonality of purchasing system requirements between contract recipients and grant recipients