Mar 02, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

USA: Government Acquisition Essentials: Navigating the FAR

The FAR is the primary regulation for use by all executive agencies in their acquisition of supplies and services with appropriated funds. It became effective on April 1, 1984, and is issued within applicable laws under the joint authorities of the Administrator of General Services, the Secretary of Defense, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, under the broad policy guidelines of the Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget.

This document spans over 2000 pages dictates how the government procures products and services.  Government acquisition personnel and government suppliers are bound by the FAR in the purchasing process.

Join us for a this important web meeting to learn how to navigate the FAR and keep your business in compliance with government regulations.


Date & Time

Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time

Registration & Fees

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Registration fees are based on membership level. Members and non-members are welcome.

This meeting is Complimentary for Supplier members. For Business members, the fee is $15 and for Advocate members, Individual members, and non-members the fee is $35.

Guest Presenter

Michele McCoy -VA PTAC

Procurement Counselor

Michele McCoy started with the Virginia PTAC July 2015. She retired January 2015 after 33 years of federal government service with the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While at NOAA she held the positions of Purchasing Agent, Contract Specialist, and Branch Chief, Simplified Acquisitions. She retired as Contracting Officer with a Level III Unlimited warrant. After retirement she received the Distinguished Career Award. Michele was Small Business Specialist since 1994 until her retirement at NOAA. She worked closely with the Commerce Office of Small Disadvantaged and Business Utilization (OSDBU), and often spoke on behalf of the department at various events throughout the country. Michele has a BA in Humanities from Virginia Wesleyan College and post graduate courses in Business Management. She enjoys helping small businesses be successful in understanding the federal government contracting world.

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