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Understanding Simplified Acquisitions in Government Contracting

Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on February 29)
Date: February 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Amanda Swanson Goff, The Pulse of Govcon
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs

*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.

Did you know that understanding simplified acquisition procedures can significantly increase your chances of securing government contracts? If you’re ready to unlock the secrets of streamlined procurement methods used by government agencies, then this webinar is your golden ticket! 

In this comprehensive webinar, you will gain valuable insights into key concepts, regulations, and best practices that will empower you to navigate the simplified acquisition process effectively. Our agenda includes the following:

  1. Overview of Simplified Acquisitions: Understand the definition, scope, and benefits of simplified acquisitions for contractors and federal buyers.
  2. History of Simplified Acquisition Procedures: Explore the legislative acts that have shaped simplified acquisitions and discover the trends and data findings.
  3. Regulatory Landscape: Get a clear understanding of the regulations governing simplified acquisitions, including FAR Part 13, FAR Part 12, FAR Part 15, and more.
  4. Key Concepts in Simplified Acquisitions: Dive into the essential concepts, such as the simplified acquisition threshold, methods, and special procedures and exceptions.
  5. Navigating the Simplified Acquisition Process: Follow a step-by-step guide to identify opportunities, conduct market research, prepare proposals, and navigate the evaluation and award process.
  6. Best Practices for Success: Learn strategies for building relationships with contracting officers, tailoring proposals to agency needs, and effectively responding to non-procurement opportunities.
  7. Understanding the Assumptions, Deficiencies, and Pitfalls of SAP Data: Discover common pitfalls and learn how to navigate them when analyzing simplified acquisition data.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of simplified acquisition procedures and enhance your federal contracting efforts. Register today!

Target Audience: Small business owners, procurement specialists, project managers, government contracting consultants, and business development professionals.


Feb 20 2024


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 20 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm



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  • Amanda Swanson Goff
    Amanda Swanson Goff
    Director of Research and Analysis, The Pulse of GovCon LLC

    Ms. Amanda Goff joined The Pulse™ in 2022 as the Director of Research and Analysis. Amanda received her Bachelor’s in Linguistics from the University of Kansas (KU) and her Master’s in Public Policy from George Washington University (GWU). In May 2024, she will graduate from Vanderbilt University with a Doctor of Education in Organizational Learning. Ms. Goff is a subject matter expert in learning science and instructional design, leveraging this skillset to improve knowledge retention and organizational learning in government contracting. Previously, she has conducted training covering a wide range of immediately relevant topics, including navigating the federal budget process, conflict of interest legislation, and more. Most recently, the Naval Postgraduate School published her research addressing existing learning gaps that limit the Department of Defense’s ability to effectively use non-traditional contracting authorities to meet pressing national security needs. In addition to her expertise in human capital development, Ms. Goff brings over seven years of experience in project management, data analytics, and stakeholder engagement. She is especially adept at using publicly-available federal spending data to inform policy work and identify key trends impacting the federal contracting industry.

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