Chicago Post SAME: 2013 Inaugural Scholarship and Warrior Banquet Registration

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Who: Chicago and Lake Michigan Post members, and any other regional or national SAME members who would like to join!   Major General Semonite, deputy commander for the US Army Corps of Engineers, will be joining us as the guest speaker!

What: 1st Annual Scholarship and Warrior Banquet!   Enjoy SAME camaraderie, hear from senior leaders in USACE, NAVFAC, and SAME national, have a great dinner in a resort, and dance the night away!!!!

Where: Lincolnshire Marriott Resort just north of Chicago’s O’Hare airport right off of Interstate 294….just go to the hotel link on our website if you would like to reserve a room at a low rate of $109 for the night!

When: Veteran’s Day Weekend… Saturday the 9th of November with cocktail hour starting at 6pm, dinner and program from 7-9pm, and social/dancing from 9-11pm.

Why: Why not!  Great opportunity to mix program reviews with a bit of fun while at the same time focusing on recognition of the 2012/2013 Academic Scholarship program, and how we have supported the Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House locally in Chicago…..more importantly, this event has a goal of helping us to expand academic scholarship/STEM offerings and support to our local warriors for the 2014 SAME program.  As you go through the registration process, you will have an opportunity to customize any donations beyond your sponsorship or individual tickets towards either of these 2014 programs!   The funds raised if you buy a sponsorship will be split equally between the 2014 scholarship and warrior programs.

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Cracking the Contracting Code for Large-Scale Solar Webinar

Thursday, February 21, 2013
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST
1 PDH

This webinar will provide ways to crack the code for large scale project development through new developments in federal contracting and finance. Using the recent U.S. Navy 20 year Power Purchase Agreement for a 13.78 MW solar power plant at Naval Air Weapons Station-China Lake as a case study, webinar attendees will learn ways to overcome contracting hurdles for large scale solar including the use of Power Purchase Agreements. Click here to read the course summary. [PDF]

Registration Type Member Fee Non-Member Fee
SAME Industry $100 $150
SAME Industry-Small Business $50 n/a
Military/Govt./Academia $25 $50

For technical and course questions, please contact Belle Febbraro, Program Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For registration questions, please contact Amira Ismail, Registration manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This webinar will be recorded! If the webinar time slot does not fit into your schedule or time zone, you can access the webinar recording to watch at your leisure anytime, anywhere. Full access will be given to all registrants to download the recordings and all the presentation materials after the live event. Webinar login information will be sent to the registered attendee's e-mail address five (5) days prior and again one (1) day prior to the scheduled webinar. Pre-webinar systems testing should be done by participants of the webinar prior to the event. This will ensure that you are able to see and hear the webinar without any issues.

NOTE: The network security settings for each organization may vary. Please click on the link below to check your security settings to ensure system capability to support webinar access. We also advise that you click on the link below, again, approximately 30 minutes prior to the webinar for which you registered to double-check access and verify system capabilities.
https://same.webex.com/same/onstage/systemdiagnosis.php

SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:
Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the webinar and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The last day to cancel your registration is Wednesday, February 13, 2013. You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact registration services for assistance.

For more information on this webinar, please contact Belle Febbraro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last Day to Register Online is February 20, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. EST
If you miss the registration deadline please e-mail Belle Febbraro at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Continuing Education Program-Charlotte

Charlotte

October 23-25, 2012
The Blake Hotel |Charlotte, N.C.

Join SAME in Charlotte, a city known as the heart of racing, for continuing education courses designed to speed up your career!  The Charlotte Continuing Education Program (CEP) offers the opportunity to take multiple courses over the course of three days and gain valuable PDHs to get your career ahead of the pack.

Accommodations
The Blake Hotel
555 South McDowell Street Charlotte, NC 28204

The Blake Hotel is situated in downtown Charlotte's vibrant business district. It is conveniently located just four blocks from the Time Warner Cable Arena, four blocks from the Convention Center, seven blocks from Bank of America Stadium-home of the Carolina Panthers, and just seven miles from the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.

The room rate per night is $95.00, plus tax. Parking is available at the following rates: $5 for daily, $10 for overnight guests. To make a reservation click here or call 1-888-664-6835 and use the group code: Society of American Military Engineers.

Directions
From the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport to the Blake Hotel:

  1. Exit 9B John Belk Freeway/ I-277
  2. Exit 1E College St/ Downtown Charlotte
  3. Right at second light on MLK Blvd
  4. Take MLK Blvd to the third light
  5. The Blake Hotel will be directly in front

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Online Registration for CEP-Charlotte will close on October 16, 2012. On-site registration will be provided for an additional $50 per course. All courses listed below are confirmed and will be held. So go ahead and make your travel arrangements!

 

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 2012-CEP Schedule Charlotte

SAME- Competing Successfully for DOD Architect-Engineer Contracts - 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs
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This course will give an overview of the DoD AE Evaluation and Selection Processes with a special focus on key aspects of planning, preparing and submitting winning proposals. Whether a seasoned veteran of AE contract competitions or for those new to the game, you can learn more on how to improve your chances of moving up and into the winning field of the most highly competitive firms.

SAME - Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects - 2 Days, 16 PDHs and 16 AIA LUs
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The two-day Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects workshop will help contracting and project management personnel plan and execute an effective and efficient Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15.3 best value source selection from start to finish. The workshop covers acquisition planning, market research, development of technical evaluation factors, subfactors and standards, and RFP structure. It also covers the proposal evaluation process, exchanges with offers, debriefings and protest avoidance and concludes with a segment on lessons learned from past source selections.

SAME- Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture Agreements - 1 Day, 8 PDHs and 8 AIA LUs
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This one-day course is a facilitated workshop that will teach networking approaches for identifying and selecting teaming partners and teaming strategies for winning Federal Small Business Set Aside contracts. Attendees will receive Mentor Protégé and Joint Venture Agreements. Topics include the “matchmaking” aspect of business relationships, the components of a Mentor Protégé Agreement following SBA guidelines, RFP requirements for long term and sole source contracts, and more. If you want to establish a Mentor Protégé or a Joint Venture professional relationship, this hands-on course is for you.

DBIA- Fundamental of Project Delivery- 1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs/ HSW/SD
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This course provides a general overview of the attributes of all the major project delivery systems, procurement methodologies and contracting approaches. It sets the stage for DBIA's other three core courses.

DBIA- Principles of Design-Build Project Delivery-1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs/ HSW/SD
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This course addresses the use of design-build as a project delivery method, focusing on essential concepts and characteristics, as well as critical elements of the RFQ/RFP process and overall project management. It is an interactive, problem-solving course where students can take part in a structured team-learning environment.

DBIA- Design-Build Contract and Risk Management-1 Day, 8 PDHs, 8 AIA LUs/ HSW/SD
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This course focuses on applying effective contracting language as well as insurance, bonding and surety products and strategies to successful design-build project delivery. Key issues relevant to public and private sector owners and design-build entity teams are addressed, making this seminar a must for anyone utilizing integrated project delivery. The course emphasizes providing relevant legal, contracting, insurance and risk management knowledge with strategies for applying this knowledge to the evaluation of your existing risk mitigation measures.


SAME Cancelation and Refund Policy:

Cancelations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after October 2, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to do so.

 

 

 

Continuing Education Program- Alexandria

 

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August 8-9, 2012
Holiday Inn Hotel | Old Town, Alexandria Va.

Join SAME in historical Alexandria, Va. and earn 6.5 PDHs by signing up for the Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace course. The Program will be held in conjunction with the 2012 Summer Post Leaders Workshop (PLW).


Accommodations
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Old Town Alexandria
625 First Street, Alexandria Va. 22314

SAME has reserved a room block for all CEP-Alexandria attendees. More details to come later.

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SMPS – The Basics of Business Development in the A/E/C Marketplace - 6.5 PDH’s, 6.5 CEUs
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During this interactive workshop, you will gain the special skills, techniques, and tools necessary to develop and maintain a successful business development program for your professional services firm. Business development plays a crucial role in the business model of a successful A/E/C practice. As a business developer, your contribu¬tions can make a significant impact on your firm’s bottom line—under any market conditions. Enhance your performance, expand your knowledge, and build a strong network of contacts through SMPS education.


SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after July 18, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to do so.

A decision on holding the course will be made on July 18, 2012. If the course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of attendees, you will receive a notification via email and your registration fee will be fully refunded.

Continuing Education Program-Honolulu

Honolulu

Sept. 20-21, 2012

Travel to paradise for an educational opportunity not to be missed! Join SAME in Honolulu, Hawaii for two CEP courses: Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects and Early Contractor Involvement. Attendees can earn up to 24 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Course instructor Katherine Stockton, dba of FTG Consulting, will outline best practices for designing and executing a source selection plan that meets Federal Acquisition Regulation Part 15.3. for the Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects course.

Location
Hickam Officers' Club
Building 901, Hickam AFB, HI 96818
808-448-4608

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SAME - Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects - 2 Days, 16 PDHs and 16 AIA LUs
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 8:00 am-5:00 pm
SAME - Early Contractor Involvement - (ECI) 1 day, 8 PDHs and 8 AIA LUs/HSW/SD
Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 8:00 am-5:00 pm

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SAME - Best Value Source Selection for DOD Projects - 2 Days, 16 PDHs and 16 AIA LUs
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This two-day course will help proposal writers, marketing specialists, program managers, new Government contract specialists and contracting officers better understand the best value processes.  The workshop examines the range of best value strategiesdescribed in FAR 15.3 and covers a variety of related topics including Government acquisition planning, market research, proposal evaluation processes and documentation requirements with a segment on debriefings and tips on ways to enhance proposal preparation to ensure compliance with the Government requirements.

SAME - Early Contractor Involvement - (ECI) 1 day, 8 PDHs and 8 AIA LUs/HSW/SD
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This course will provide participants with an understanding of: The adaptation of FAR Clauses 16.403-2 and 52.216-17 to construction—key terminology/concepts; Structure of the Bid Schedule; Calculation of the Profit Range and significance of Initial Target Profit in the bid; Recommended RFP evaluation criterion; Expectations of all stakeholders during Design Phase (Preconstruction Services); Negotiating Firm Target Price and Firm Fixed Price; Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Requirements; and Lessons Learned in thru all phases of project delivery.


SAME Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Cancellations will be accepted prior to the start of the course and must be received in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tuition costs will be refunded in full minus a handling and processing charge of $50 for individual registrations. Refunds will not be issued after Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012 unless otherwise arranged with SAME Continuing Education Manager, Belle Febbraro, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may transfer your registration to a colleague if circumstances prevent you from attending the course. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to do so.

A decision on holding the course will be made on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012. If the course is cancelled due to not meeting the minimum number of attendees, you will receive a notification via email and your registration fee will be fully refunded.

 

 

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