Exploring the Revised Procurement Standards WEBCAST

Friday, August 12 6:00am - 8:00am PDT

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Member Price $79.00

Non-Member Price $109.00


The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200) is revised effective November 12, 2020. The greatest changes occur to the procurement standards and particularly he methods of procurement. A delineation between the informal and formal procurement processes is the threshold for competition. The ability to increase the Micro Purchase Threshold (MPT) and limitation on the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT) requires a careful look at this OMB update to the Uniform Guidance.


New and revised definitions. New cost principle. New prohibitions. New procurement preferences. New approach to determining the MPT and SAT based on risk and internal controls. Defining the “floor” for the monetary level for sole source procurements. The flexibility that no “one-size-fits-all” procurement standards.



Designed For

Public Accountants, consultants, government contractors and awardees of federal grants and cooperative agreements which include: nonprofits, institutes of higher education, hospitals, Federal, state, local and tribal units of government.


Understand the critical updates to the Uniform Guidance. Compare the precise language changes for the various policies and procedures. Learn the key updates organized by each revised topic. Ability to take action to enhance an organization’s existing procedures to conform to this important update.






Leader Bios

Paul Calabrese

As a senior manager, Mr. Paul H. Calabrese provides accounting and consulting services to nonprofit and government contracting clients of the public accounting firm Rubino & Company for the past 30 + years. His area of expertise includes the Uniform Guidance for Federal grants compliance and management with respect to policies and procedures for grants manuals, sub-recipient financial monitoring, training, and the development of over (100) negotiated indirect cost rates from indirect cost rate proposals.

On the Federal procurement side, Mr. Calabrese was an auditor for the Defense Contract Audit Agency and was also employed by 3 government contractors to the position of controller.. Mr. Calabrese has considerable experience with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and CAS disclosure statements, Federal Acquisition Regulation Cost Principles (FAR), Department of Defense FAR Supplement.

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Non-Member Price $109.00

Member Price $79.00