Staying ahead of the game in a world with different types of government competition.

FAR Overview: Types of Federal Contract Competition

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording will be available on September 18th)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Scott P. Cook
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: pending
APTAC BOK: pending
*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

“Competition” is the overarching principle which underlies the federal contracting process. But there are various kinds of competition – full and open, simplified acquisition, competition limited to certain parties (like 8(a), small business, etc.), “follow-on,” and task order competition. They all have different rules and procedures and require a different kind of response, which will affect the amount of time and effort you will have to invest in preparing for it.

In this webinar, Scott Cook, CFCM, ICCM-F, will discuss what “competition” means in different aspects of federal contracting, and how best to use this knowledge to increase your firm’s possibility of winning a government contract.

After the webinar, you will

  • understand various types of competition in the federal marketplace
  • know the theories behind each type of competition and why they exist
  • know how to compete in each situation

Target Audience: Small business contractors pursuing opportunities in the federal marketplace

Meet Your Instructor:

SCOTT P. COOK.  Mr. Cook has over forty years of experience in the cradle-to-grave management of multi-year, multi-million dollar federal contracts. He is a Certified Federal Contract Manager, holds an Industry Certification in Contract Management-Federal, is FAC-C Level III certified, and has held an unlimited Contracting Officer warrant. Mr. Cook has taught federal procurement courses for the University of Virginia, Northern Virginia Community College, the Catholic University of America, the USDA Graduate School, and numerous other institutions. He is the coauthor of “Managing Cost Reimbursable Contracts: Providing Guidance in Difficult Waters,” published in 2010 by Government Training Inc. Mr. Cook holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia and an MBA from George Washington University. He was a recipient of the Secretary of the Navy Career Fellowship for graduate study and was a graduate of the first GSA Trail Boss contracting officer program.


Sep 12 2019


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 12 2019
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm