FAR “Less Complicated”

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its supplements are the source documents when contracting with both federal defense and civilian agencies. A close and detailed working knowledge of the FAR is mandatory for government, contractor, and subcontractor personnel. This course offers critical information that will help both contracting and technical personnel understand how to negotiate superior contracts and maintain compliance. The instructor will demonstrate how to access, search and update the FAR.

This course is recommended for 11 Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLEs) as well as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) toward FAC-C requirements. It also offers 11 Contract Management Education (CME) units, and is approved by NCMA for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in support of certification and recertification. A Federal Contracting Institute® certificate of completion will be provided to all attendees upon conclusion of the class.

Dates and Locations

November 19-20, 2014 | Tysons Corner, VA

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February 5-6, 2015 | Tysons Corner, VA

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April 15-16, 2015 | Tysons Corner, VA

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August 27-28, 2015 | Tysons Corner, VA

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November 16-17, 2015 | Tysons Corner, VA

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Hours

8:30 AM–3:30 PM both days
Breakfast and registration open at 8:00 AM.

The $1095 registration fee includes breakfast, light refreshments, and course materials. View our registration policies.

Why Are We The Best?

Christoph_Mlinarchik_BioChristoph Mlinarchik, JD is a licensed attorney, published author of 50+ scholarly articles, and frequent speaker on contract law and federal acquisitions. Mr. Mlinarchik was recently honored with the “Top Professionals Under 40 Award” by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA). He is currently a Senior Contract Specialist for the Department of Defense.

Mr. Mlinarchik previously worked for Air Force Space Command (AFSPC/SMC), supporting highly-complex, ACAT I, space-based weapons systems contracts—vital programs for national security, global communications, and the launch of public and private space assets. Programs included Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM), Launch Ranges, GPS, and Satellite Control Network.

As a JAG Attorney at the 21st Space Wing at Peterson AFB, Mr. Mlinarchik provided legal advice on acquisition matters and contracts for two combatant commands, an Air Force major command, and the installation which includes HQ Air Force Space Command, HQ NORAD, HQ USNORTHCOM, and HQ USSTRATCOM. Mr. Mlinarchik also previously served as a Procurement Analyst and member of the Policy Committee of AFSPC/SMC, where he oversaw high-profile source selections and provided specialized research and advice on cutting-edge acquisition topics to Contracting Officers.

Mr. Mlinarchik has been published extensively as an authority in the areas of Government contract law, acquisitions, protests, litigation, and policy. He has also presented numerous speeches and training programs about Government contract law and acquisitions. For example, Mr. Mlinarchik was the guest lecturer on contract law for the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), as well as the guest speaker on “Power, Influence, and Leadership” at the United States Air Force Academy, where he taught the future best and brightest Air Force Officers. After graduating from the University of Virginia, Mr. Mlinarchik earned his Juris Doctor (JD), cum laude (with honors) from American University in Washington, D.C. During his legal education, he worked concurrently at the nationally renowned law firm of Williams & Connolly LLP, earned several scholarships, and was recruited into the prestigious program for future Executive Agency leaders, the Presidential Management Fellowship.

  • Understanding the federal regulation system and history
  • Tour and analyze individual parts/sections of the FAR, including policy, clauses, and forms
  • Ethics and procurement integrity
  • Acquisition planning and competition
  • Contracting methods and procedures
  • Federal Supply Schedule contracting
  • Types of contracts
  • Subcontracting
  • Financial requirements and the Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA)
  • Socioeconomic and small business requirements
  • Intellectual property and use of government property
  • Modifications, changes, and equitable adjustments
  • Terminations
  • Protests and disputes
  • Current developments

Learn How To

  • Comply with federal contracting regulations
  • Use the FAR in day-to-day activities

“Very effective course.”
—Alex Lilavois, Vyalex Management Solutions

“Great job! Really—no room for improvement. I’m glad I attended.”
—Trudy Nickelson, Bausch & Lomb

“Course was great! Instructor was VERY knowledgable and presented the material very well.”
—- Miles Maye, Deloitte

This course is recommended for 11 Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLEs) as well as Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) toward FAC-C requirements. It also offers 11 Contract Management Education (CME) units, and is approved by NCMA for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in support of certification and recertification. A Federal Contracting Institute® certificate of completion will be provided to all attendees upon conclusion of the class.

The $1095 registration fee includes breakfast, light refreshments, and course materials. View our registration policies.

This course is taught at our Federal Contracting Institute®. View our location, area hotels, restaurants, and transportation here.

This course can also be brought on-site. To learn more, click here.

Online registration is available up to days prior to the start of the training.  To register after the cut off please contact Amanda Phan at

(703) 288-7010 x241 or aphan@centreconsult.com

Questions? Please contact Leanne Shroeder at 703-288-7010 or lshroeder@centreconsult.com.