February NES

February 13, 2020
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Courtyard by Marriott Richland Columbia Point
480 Columbia Point Dr
Richland, WA 99352
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Please join us for the NCMA National Education Seminar taking place in February.  James Nagle and Howard Roth, Counsel with Oles, Morrison, Rinker, and Baker will be presenting on Contract Compliance.  You won't want to miss this great educational opportunity.

Registration Fees
Member - $275.00*
Nonmember - $325.00*
*Payment is required at time of registration. 
Registration closes on January 31, 2019.  Questions can be directed to Samantha Ernst at [email protected]

7:30am - 8:00am Registration
8:00am - 4:00pm Training

Course Outline
When it comes to compliance, contracting professionals are expected to lead the way—especially when auditors come knocking. However, compliance must begin well before an audit, through the organizational compliance environment, by establishing compliant business systems and managing compliance up and down the supply chain. In this seminar, participants will practice making decisions to monitor and manage compliance with several FAR and other regulatory requirements. The day will include practice assessing compliance and a hands-on CPSR audit simulation where participants will practice evaluating and proving compliance through a tried-and-true three-step process.

In this seminar, you will learn to:

  • Assess and monitor an organizational compliance environment
    • Assess required Contractor Code of Conduct and Business Ethics attributes
    • Evaluate an acquisition process for appropriate internal controls and separation of duties
    • Analyze situations to decide if personal or organizational conflicts of interest exist
    • Classify compliance enforcement measures
    • Assess organizational policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate compliance with required business systems
    • Summarize key business system compliance requirements
    • Recognize CPSR requirements and consequences
    • Evaluate a purchasing system
    • Prove your compliance through a three-step “prove it” process for a series of business systems
  • Monitor compliance up and down an organization’s supply chain
    • Evaluate supply chain compliance risks
    • Create a contract compliance matrix
    • Conduct subcontract responsibility determination


About the Presenters

A nationally recognized attorney and thought leader in government contract law, Jim Nagle, a retired partner, now of Counsel at Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP, is sought after for his valuable counsel as consultant, expert witness or arbitrator/mediator by the government and its federal contractors. He has unrivaled experience working on supply, services, international, major systems and construction contracts. Throughout his distinguished career, Jim has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, architects, engineers and all parties in the contracting process. In addition to representing contractors, he has mediated disputes between both the government and the prime and the prime and its subcontractors.  Lawyers often consult Jim on government contracts, and he has been used as an expert witness by the United States Department of Justice, prime/general contractors, and subcontractors, in criminal and civil cases, in federal and state courts and arbitrations, in judge alone and jury trials.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as chief of the Logistics and Contract Law Branch of the Department of the Army staff and as a trial team chief in the Army’s Contract Appeals Division.

James F. Nagle
Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker, LLP
701 Pike Street, Suite 1700,
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206.623.3427 / Fax: 206.682.6234
Email: [email protected]


$275.00 Member Registration Fee

$325.00 Nonmember Registration Fee

$100.00 Board Member Only