Cost Estimating & Contract Pricing: Best Practices

Cost Estimating & Contract Pricing: Best Practices


Gregory A. Garrett, PMP

Garrett Consulting Services

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Avaya Government Solutions, Jesse Brown Conference Room
12730 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA, 22033

Agenda and Cost:

11:30 am: Check in and Networking
12:00 pm: Presentation
12:45 pm: Q&A
1:00 pm: Meeting Concludes

Membership in PMI is not required and there is no charge for attending this event, but preregistration is required.

About the Program

This topic will focus on cost estimating and contract pricing. The following key topics will be presented:

• How do you create a “Price To Win” Strategy? • How do you build a credible Cost Estimate, which will pass DCAA Audit? • Who should be on the Government Contractor Cost Estimating Team? • What are the GAO recommended “Five Major Cost Estimating Methods?” • What are the Cost Estimating Risk Factors for Government Contractors and Subcontractors? • Who determines the Contract Pricing Arrangement on U.S. Federal Government Contracts? • What are the key differences between FFP, FFP/LOE, Cost Reimbursement, CPAF, CPFF, and T&M types of contracts? • How do you determine a fair and reasonable price - LPTA vs. Best Value? • What are the FAR limitations on Profit vs. Fee • What are some proven Cost Estimating & Contract Pricing Best Practices?

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PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Gregory A. Garrett, PMP

Garrett Consulting Services

Gregory A. Garrett is a Best-selling and award-winning author of 22 published business books and 100+ published business articles. He is an internationally recognized expert consultant in strategic business planning, government contracting, capture management, contract pricing, supply chain management, and program management. He is also a highly respected and proven successful industry executive who has led the capture of over $6 Billion in government and commercial contracts. He has led the P&L on more than $30 Billion of large complex high technology aerospace, IT, Telecom, cyber security, and professional service contracts and projects in both the U.S. government and industry worldwide.

He is a former USAF Military Officer who earned 17 medals, decorations, and citations for his military service. He is a former Professor of Contracting & Program Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Lecturer for The George Washington University School of Law. He has taught and consulted with over 35,000 business professionals in 40+ countries. He is the recipient of numerous national and international business awards for his writing, teaching, consulting, and leadership.

During the past 22 years, Mr. Garrett has served as: President and Chief Executive Officer, GCS International, Senior Vice President, Operations, ARTEL LLC; Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Public Sector; Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Acquisition Solutions, Inc.; Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and VP of Program Management, Lucent Technologies Government Solutions, and as Partner and Executive Director of Global Business for ESI International.

About the Fair Lakes Luncheons

PMIWDC's free monthly brown bag luncheons in Fair Lakes Virginia.

PMI Membership is not required, nor is preregistration. This forum provides local education, networking and the opportunity for certified program managers to earn continuing education credits (PDUs).

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