NCMA NORTH TEXAS FEBRUARY 2019 MEETING

IS PROUD TO PRESENT

AT OUR NEXT DINNER MEETING

Tuesday, February 19, 2018
6:00 PM  8:00 PM
EMBASSY SUITES - PARK CENTRAL
13131 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX, 75243  

We will explore the current Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) environment.

The CPSR Group’s review scope may look materially different from the last CPSR you experienced. Its post-review process has been changed by DCMA. We’ll explore how this affects the industry, expectations and impact in the CPSR, and DCMA’s  role, . We hope to arm all attendees with knowledge needed to take back to your employers to ensure CPSR readiness activities are effectively calibrated.

SEE YOU SOON!

GET TO KNOW THIS MONTH’S SPEAKERS

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Sean O’Connor is a Director with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. Sean’s areas of expertise include Uniform Guidance and subrecipient monitoring, Purchasing System readiness assessments and preparation, Federal Supply Schedule contracts, Earned Value Management Systems, Estimating Systems, audits of incurred cost and Cost Accounting Standards and Disclosure Statements. Sean is also experienced in procurement file audit and remediation with emphasis in price analysis review and augmentation as well as purchasing system redesign and implementation. He is well versed with General Services Administration (GSA) contract compliance and with FAR, CAS and DCAA internal controls and identification of regulatory and cost accounting practice changes.
Professional Experience: With over 13 years of experience working with the Government as well as a number of large Department of Defense contractors, Sean has worked closely with Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Vice Presidents, General Counsels and Outside Counsel and Controllers and brings experience from a wide range of engagements.  He has instructed numerous federal grant recipients, both for and not-for-profit organizations, through assessments of compliance and implementation of corrective action under 2 CFR 200. Sean has led multiple projects implementing and performing compliance gap analyses of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) at all EVMS tier levels, for contracts issued by both the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services.  Sean has represented multiple clients in settlements with the Office of the Inspector General in disputes regarding GSA contracts and provided litigation support to clients in matters with the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Air Force.  He has assisted in preparing cost proposals including direct labor, indirect overhead, ODC and G&A rate development, facilities capital cost of money and profit analysis. Sean also has considerable experience working with Internal Audit teams reengineering business processes, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, performing risk assessments, aligning process gaps to risks, determining current levels of compliance and identifying requirements to achieving compliance
Professional Affiliations: In addition to leading in-house client training, Sean has taught classes through Federal Publication Seminars, Thompson Grants, Public Contracting Institute and the Florida Society of CPAs. Topics of these trainings include Uniform Grant Guidance, Government Cost Accounting, the DFARS Business Systems rule, Earned Value Management, Procurement and Subcontract administration and GSA Contracts. Sean is a member of the Professional Services Council (PSC), The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), National Grants Management Association (NGMA), National Contract Management Association (NCMA), and is an Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA).
Education: Sean graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance.
Connect with Sean:
Phone: 1+ 855-CAPEDGE (855-227-3343) x110 
Email: soconnor@capitaledgeconsulting.com

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Stephen ‘Chase’ Kunk is a Partner with Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. and Vice President, Contracts and Procurement. Chase specializes in U.S. Government contract and subcontract negotiations, administration, management and purchasing system compliance. His expertise stems from his legal education, former certification as a National Football League contract advisor to professional athletes, and in-depth experience as a contracts and procurement administration manager for an international contractor serving Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and civilian agency customers. Chase is a frequent lecturer at Federal Publication Seminars and the Public Contracting Institute on a variety of U.S. Government contracts matters.
 
Chase’s support to Capital Edge Consulting clients is predominantly in the areas of contract and subcontract administration, purchasing system compliance and Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) readiness and risk mitigation. His exceptional understanding of the federal procurement regulations, and ability to provide value-add advocacy for client’s during audits and negotiations, has directly resulted in numerous approved business systems and definitization of Government contracts that achieved the client’s profit goals. He also leads all contract and subcontract negotiation and administration for Capital Edge Consulting’s internal business operations.
 
Professional Experience: Prior to joining Capital Edge Consulting, Chase was responsible for contract proposal support, negotiations, administration and management of U.S. Government prime contracts, subcontracts and commercial/international agreements with a total contract value exceeding $1B.  A sample of responsibilities included:
 

  • Drafting/analyzing all contracts and subcontracts.

  • Developing negotiation strategies and performing complex contract negotiations.

  • Managing all contracts and subcontract administration activities and a team of administrators.

  • Providing contractual guidance to internal staff and customers.

  • Supporting various internal and external compliance audits and reviews.

  • Implementing a CPSR-compliant purchasing system and leading ongoing CPSR readiness activities.

 

 
Education: He holds a B.A in Communications from Purdue University and a J.D. (cum laude) from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
 
Connect with Chase:
Phone: 1+ 855-CAPEDGE (855-227-3343) x123
Email: ckunk@capitaledgeconsulting.com



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