CCH And Navigant Consulting Announce Partnership For Government Contracts Training

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 01:00

CCH, a part of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, a leading provider of research products and software solutions, and Navigant Consulting, Inc., a global management and litigation consulting firm have formed a strategic alliance to establish the Federal Contracts Training Center ("FCTC"). FCTC will offer a wide range of audio seminars and classroom instruction for professionals within the U.S. government and industry, drawing upon CCH's respected published materials on government contracting and experts from Navigant Consulting's Government Contractor Services practice.

"Over the next decade, there will be a significant demand for government contract training for both entry level and mid-level government acquisition professionals, prime contractors and subcontractors," said Gregory A. Garrett, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting, Inc. "FCTC seminars will provide valuable, timely and cost-effective professional continuing education in the areas of government contract management, government contract cost accounting, cost estimating, contract administration and subcontract management. These skills are critical to ensure on-budget and on-time delivery of quality products and services to the U.S. Government."

FCTC will offer two Master's Certificate programs. The Masters Certificate Program in U.S. Government Contracting is designed for government and industry professionals, covering the federal acquisition regulatory process and the government contracting life-cycle. Topics will include requirements determination, solicitation planning, proposal preparation, pricing, contract negotiations, contract formation, contract administration, contract termination, and/or contract close-out.

The Federal Contracts Training Center will offer training programs across a variety of formats and forums including audio and web-based instruction, public open enrollment and on-site seminars. FCTC will offer one-day and two-day seminars covering hot topics such as: Time and Materials Contracts and Pricing; Cost Realism; Internal Controls Audit Planning Summary (ICAPS); and Preparing for Contractor Purchasing. FCTC is an Educational Partner of the National Contract Management Association. FCTC will offer Continuing Legal Education, Continuing Professional Education and Professional Development Unit credits.