Changes in the Federal Contracting

Changes in the Federal Contracting

A Shift (or perceived shift) to Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) Procurements


Dave Drabkin

Director of Contracts
Northrop Grumman Corporation

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Jacobs Technology
3850 Fettler Park Drive
Dumfries, VA, 22025

Agenda and Cost:

Member Pre-registration: $15
Non-Member Pre-registration: $20
Pre-registration deadline is August 4, 2014
On-Site Member Rate: $20 (cash or check only)
On-Site Non-Member Rate: $25 (cash or check only)
Cancellations and refund requests are accepted up to 48 hours prior to the day of the event. We cannot offer refunds requested after that time.

Registration and breakfast buffet: 08:15 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Network with project management professionals: 08:30 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Announcements: 08:45 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.
Featured presentation: 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Wrap up: 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

About the Program

Lowest Price, Technical Acceptable (LPTA) contracting has introduced uncertainty for the federal government and government contractors. Does the procurement approach stifle innovation, drive down prices, or limit delivery quality? Is LPTA being used for the wrong types of procurements? Are agencies fully informed about related policies and budget procedures? How does this impact the biggest buyer of them all, the Department of Defense? What has been your experience? Join us for an insightful discussion facilitated by Mr. Dave Drabkin, Director of Contracts for Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Special Instructions: 

Free parking will be available.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Dave Drabkin

Northrop Grumman Corporation
Director of Contracts

Since Aug 2013 Dave has served as the Director of Contracts for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Dave is responsible for company-wide contracts guidance and counsel, training and personnel development, and ensuring compliance with standards. He interfaces with internal and external customers and represent the company at industry associations on contractual and acquisition-related matters.

Dave previously served as the Corporate Director Acquisition Policy for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Dave was responsible for influencing and representing the formation of Acquisition Policy by the Federal government from Northrop Grumman’s perspective.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Corporation Dave was the Senior Procurement Executive and Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer of the US General Services Administration. Dave served as one of the FAR signatories, supervised FAI and IAE. He served as a staff member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Dave was appointed by the President and served as a member of the Section 1423 (SARA) Panel. He was also appointed and served as a member of the Multiple Award Schedule Advisory Panel. Prior to GSA Dave served as the Deputy PM of the Pentagon Renovation, the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform, and in numerous other positions with DLA, DCMA and the US Army in CONUS and Europe.

About the PM Saturday

The PM Saturday quarterly breakfast meeting continues with an engaging speaker, a delightful breakfast, and opportunities to connect with professionals located in the southern-most region of Northern Virginia. Come join us and discover that Saturday morning is also a great time to earn PDUs and to network!

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