Together we’ll go FAR

Posted on December 11, 2016

What started about a year ago as an idea, came full circle this week. Made in Germany’s Founder and CEO Jens Kiel graduated from Barbara Weaver’s 2016 Federal Acquisition Management class as one of 170 graduates in a decade of this demanding but ever useful coursework. The understanding of the FAR, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, builds the foundation for successful Federal Government contracting opportunities.

We are thrilled about the opportunities that lie ahead and applaud the class of 2016. The lessons of the last six months will be blessings in the years to come. Mr. Kiel’s sincere thanks go to Pierpont CTC and the WV Development Office for making this milestone possible. Should you be interested in the program, here’s a rough outline:

“Businesses looking to expand their market mix to the federal government sector can learn how with the Federal Acquisition Management course. Barbara Weaver of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Government Contracting will teach this six-segment class, held two days a month, at Pierpont Community and Technical College beginning July 29.  Weaver’s penchant for sharing her contracting experience derived from over 30 years of government contracting experience, makes this one of the most sought-after government contracting courses in West Virginia and surrounding states.

Doing business with the federal government can be involved.  It is a highly collaborative process that requires an understanding of the numerous federal business rules a contract may take. Helping to facilitate the government contracting learning curve, the Federal Acquisition Management program has been and continues to be a key component in the successful growth of West Virginia’s small businesses.

The Federal Acquisition Management Program is based on the regulations, using case studies throughout the six classes derived from problems and situations experienced by real small businesses.

“This program provides a safe and neutral forum for learning how to avoid worst-case scenarios,” said Weaver in describing the genesis of the program. “I have loved teaching this class primarily because we at SBA are seeing fewer problems with our small business clients,” Weaver continued. “We believe because small businesses are investing in sending their employees to FAM they are operating in the federal arena at a much higher level than ever before.” -SBA press release from Monday, July 13th, 2015

From November 2016 to January 2017, Mr. Kiel is training 2,600 Contracting Officers of the United States Veteran Health Administration on the proper use of email. The webinar on email etiquette is part of his workshop on Digital Communications Etiquette, featured at numerous societies, associations, and agencies. Please check out our Capability Statement and get in touch.

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